[Bookish Lifestyle] Book Cover Models

As a frequent reader and fangirl, there is nothing that excites me more than seeing a real life person on the cover of book. Real people on the book means a book character I can actually go and meet even though they may be nothing like the character they portray on the cover.

My favourite book cover model? Pepe Toth, theUntitled cute Hungarian who is Daemon Black on the Lux novels by Jennifer L. Armentrout. (My favourite cover is Oblivion.)  After learning and then freaking out about Toth’s life story with his ex-fiancée Sztella Tziotziosz (long story). I sought out the rest of the books on which they are cover models for. The long list includes Simone Elkeles’s How to Ruin series and Caught Up in Us by Lauren Blakely.

Why am I telling you this? Because I too want to be a cover model. So i looked into the lovely job of being on book covers and boy is there a long list of things you have to do. Not only do authors have almost no say in how their covers turn out so you can’t even bother talking to them but publishing companies are also said to be really slow to respond to inquiries regarding cover models.

If there is a cover model reading this that would like to enlighten me on the experience that would be amazing. What are your thoughts on cover models? Comment down below.


[Bookish Lifestyle] The 2017 Book I’m Most Thankful For Unaired Post

Hey guys, I wrote this post for Barnes & Noble but unfortunately there weren’t enough contributors to the list so it was cut. Here is my post in all it’s unaired and unedited glory.

The book I’m most thankful for this year is Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist. I read this book back in January and totally fell in love with Will Porter and all his awkwardness. Before reading the book, the bias of the sighted world never occurred to me. I’m not going to lie, I take my perfect vision for granted. Will, who was born blind has never had the same privilege. I describe things in colours and shapes that Will would never understand because he’s never seen them. Perspective and distance, concepts important to my life are non-existent in his. And yet Will Porter is just as happy as me if not happier. Beauty and wealth don’t matter to him because he can’t see. I am so grateful to Sundquist for writing this book because it’s a memorable one which I will be eternally grateful for.

If you want to check out the original review I wrote for Love and First Sight you can click here to check it out on the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog.

I hope all of you had an amazing Thanksgiving! What are you most thankful for this year?