Friday, April 20

Devon and Dorset in 9 Tracks

Just yesterday, Sam and I returned from a trip to Devon and Dorset. There's more on this to come but while I'm still clinging on to being in Holiday Mode I wanted to post a mixtape of our holiday soundtrack. I would describe this one as stereotypical indie surf/holiday... It took a lot of restraint not to just put the entire Best Coast discography on it but I thought that was an album that required a warm climate which Dorset was not!

Friday, March 30

Rupi Kaur - The Sun And Her Flowers

First and foremost, this blog is not necessarily a book review blog. Although I am, at present, reading and reviewing these books; it's not because I consider myself an expert my any means. 

I wanted to start this challenge because I know I don't read anywhere near as much as I used to, which is a shame, but also because I have a particular interest in book cover design. I think a great cover is one that picks up on minute themes within the book and can express them in a clever and subtle way. These Kafka cover reimaginings by Peter Mendulsund, for instance. They're brilliantly abstract and perfectly convey in incredible shorthand what's happening inside. Or even this beautiful edition of The Lord of The Flies by the Folio Society. Isn't is fantastic? Red, black, cracked glasses and ominous desert palms. What else do you need?

The reason I wanted to start March's #12books12months post with this is because, in some instances, a great outside can disguise a truly naff inside... Which brings me to Rupi Kaur's The Sun And Her Flowers.