Monday, May 2, 2016

Cover Characteristics



Cover Characteristics is a meme by Sugar and Snark- every week a characteristic is selected and we post 5 books with that week's theme.  

This week's pick- Ferris Wheels  

This week we're heading to the carnival or the fair for the big wheel. This almost feels like a continuation of last weeks- I guess it is kinda- and an interesting topic, with lots of possibilities.  Every carnival seems to have a big wheel of one sort or another- some people love 'em and others want nothing to do with them. How about you- are you a fan? And do you like going to the carnival? 


Undertow (Undertow #1)Nowhere Girl (Cate Austin, #4)  All the Missing GirlsAt Bluebonnet Lake (Texas Crossroads, #1)CarniepunkThe Amusement Park Mystery (The Boxcar Children, #25)






This one's not bad, I like the different colors of the seats. 



This is probably my favorite of the bunch- I like the night sky, the lights and the sense that anything can happen at a carnival. The wheel and the roller coaster in the back just make me want to know more.



This one isn't bad, I was actually looking for a Divergent cover with a wheel since it plays a role in the book, but didn't see one. This is kind of interesting with the fire though.



I like this one a lot too, both for the old time seats and the colorful natures of it.

Undertow (Undertow #1)

You know something's going on here and it's not good. It's got a tense quality to it and if I remember right this is a merfolk type story, so there's that. One of the better ones.

 Nowhere Girl (Cate Austin, #4)

This one's not bad, I like the lights and again the sense that the carnival is a vibrant and colorful place.

All the Missing Girls

Seems a little ominous with the dark clouds and just the whole atmosphere of it- and shouldn't the wheel be lighted?

At Bluebonnet Lake (Texas Crossroads, #1)

Romance at the fair...

Carniepunk

The creepiest one on the list, and yes I used it last week, but it's a great cover. And there is a Ferris wheel way back there...

The Amusement Park Mystery (The Boxcar Children, #25)

The only cover I found where you're actually up in the air and I liked that perspective. A solid cover. 

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    1. Thanks, they were fun to look for.

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  2. I love all of these! The Museum of Extraordinary Things, Undertow, and All the Missing Girls are probably my favorite but they're all really eye catching.

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    1. This was a fun one. I LOVE Extraordinary things, easily my favorite one. :)

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  3. I'm impressed that you found so many! ...On Googling, I just discovered that Goodreads actually has a list of 36 titles with ferris wheels on the cover. Wow. I had no idea it was such a popular image for book covers! Makes sense, though. Ferris wheels are really emblematic of state fairs and amusement parks and just plain fun.

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    1. I think I saw that list too, although I didn't use it much. Oddly enough I'm funny about which ones I pick out, I have to like them (well not always) but if it grabs me a bit I use it, but sometimes I just don't like a cover and don't use it. Too picky I think. :)

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  4. I had no idea there were so many books with ferris wheels on the cover lol!

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    1. Me neither. It took me a while but not to long to find these. Some I quite like. :)

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  5. Beautiful selection! I loved The Boxcar children. Will try to get to this tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks, looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  6. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is my favourite too! I've been meaning to buy it for a while, just based on that cover...!
    All of these look really pretty though. I guess Ferris wheels are just a cool thing for a book cover?

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    1. I've never seen any of these before, but I love that cover. The whole nighttime thing with the lights and everything in the background- just looks so summery. And yeah I guess they are good cover feature. :)

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  7. Definitely a fan of carnivals! I was always a thrill ride person, the crazier the better lol. And I don't have a fear of heights. So Ferris wheels have never been a problem. I always liked them just because they're traditional and relaxing.

    Anyway, I see we agree on the Undertow cover. I absolute love the Museum of Extraordinary Things cover though. By the time I found that one, I had already made my whole post and didn't feel like editing it lol. And of course I like the Four one. I know I read A Corner of the Universe when I was younger, but now I have no clue what it was about.

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    1. I used to like them as a kid but oddly enough I'm less crazy now about sitting way up there when they stop. lol. Still you can't have a carny without 'em! I love the festive nature of a carnival. Everybody's having fun and it's just a good time.

      Extraordinary Things is an amazing cover, just love it. And yes Undertow is nice too, I thought about reading those but it didn't sound really my thing, in spite of the merfolk. I haven't actually read ANY of these but it was fun finding them. :)

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  8. I never realized how many books had Ferris Wheels on them! I am quite surprised by home many you found! And I am surprised by how many of these books I know and have read.

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  9. I love the cover for The Museum of Extraordinary Things!!!!

    I love the selection you have picked, and never noticed the run down wheel on Undertow until you mentioned it.

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    1. I like that one too- such an awesome cover. And thanks. I noticed the wheel on Undertow after seeing it on your post!

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  10. Oh! For me it's a toss-up between Undertow and The Museum of Extraordinary Things.

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    1. I like both of those too. they're both great covers. :)

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  11. It's funny how you don't often realize how many certain themes like this are on book covers until you see a bunch in a group. And I love fairs and carnivals!

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  12. I like both Undertow and Carniepunk. Both seem a little grittier/darker than the fun lightness usually associated with carnivals

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  13. I almost picked Four as well! The Carnie Punk one has it in the very background, I didn't see it at first! Great picks. Thanks for visiting my post earlier!

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  14. Wow, there were a lot of these. You have reminded me that I need to read The Boxcar Children books. I have promised a couple of people.

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  15. Ooooh... they are all interesting covers! Sometimes you don't really notice the ferris wheels to begin with! Great post Greg!

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  16. I think that Alice Hoffman cover is my favorite! Thanks for joining in last week :)

    Sugar & Snark

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  17. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is gorgeous! I also really like the one for All the Missing Girls.

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