I saw this book chat link-up over at Life With a Side of Coffee and I thought I’d pitch in with a small post. I don’t have thoughts to share on covers — not at this particular moment, anyway — or an absolute favorite book cover — some I like, some I dislike, some I love — but the first one that popped into my head was the UK cover of Malinda Lo’s Ash, the one on the left:
Not that the one on the right isn’t pretty — it’s quite lovely — but it was the UK version my library bought on my request, and it was the UK version I read and, when I was done reading, decided to sketch. If you’ve known me for a while, you know drawing is very much not a talent I possess, and I’m fairly self-conscious about it. That’s why I don’t draw properly. When I do draw, it’s by black pen on a scrap of paper, something that doesn’t make me feel like I need to make an effort at all because hey, it’s just a doodle.
But I like how this doodle came out, so I kept it and now I’m showing it to you all. It seemed appropriate.
It’s a lovely book, too. It’s not without its flaws, but it’s sweet and magical and I recommend it.