Apr 272012

… because the book itself certainly isn’t! ARGH.

I know it’s never fun to read other people ranting about books… but too bad! Muhahahaha!

A while ago, I read The Hunger Games, and it was so exciting that I couldn’t put it down. I ordered the next two books (all of the bookstores near my house closed down [WAH], and sometimes it takes me two weeks to find time to get to next nearest one, so now it’s actually faster for me to order books. boo.) and I got the hard cover versions because they were cheaper than the paperbacks I could find. I don’t like reading hardcovers with paper covers because I get all worried about keeping them nice, but they flop around all annoying and fragile-like, and it all just stresses me out and gets on my nerves.

So for fun (and to justify my latest oop Japanese craft book purchase), I made myself a book cover, and it makes me happy whenever I see it! Yay!

BUT. I’m reading Catching Fire now, and it is driving. me. crazy. It’s taking me forever to read because I keep shutting it in disgust. Disgust, I say!

Anyhoo, at least I get a little jolt of happy from the book cover before I read the story and feel like I want to throw the book down and have a tantrum. Oh, here’s the inside bit. :}

Edit: Like most of my projects, I made this totally on impulse (procrastinating on something else I was supposed to do), and so it’s made from my stash. 🙂

  5 Responses to “At least my book cover makes me happy…”

  1. I am totally in love with your book cover!! I’m pretty sure I need to make one now too!

  2. How cute and inspiring! 🙂

  3. Super cute teapot cover! And personally I love book rants. My problem with the trilogy was that the author focused too much on the ‘action’ and not enough on the post-apocalyptic aspect (also, the characters seem to figure things out just exactly when it’s convenient to advance the plot…) What is making you shut it in disgust?

  4. Love your book Cover! I’ve only read the first one so i have a bit of catching up to do. But I hate it when a book does that to you, but you kind of have to stick it out because you bought the whole set!

  5. Great idea on the book cover. I don’t buy many hardbacks, but I always removed the paper cover while I’m reading it so they all stay looking nice (I also keep all my paperbacks looking immaculate, but that’s a whole ‘nother hang up 😉 ) I’ve not read the hunger games, nor seen the film, but one of my other ‘things’ is avoiding things that everyone’s raving about as experience has shown that 99% of the time I end up disappointed…

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