So glad to have been been invited by Millie at Milliebot Reads to another Judging a Book by Its Cover post. This time I shared an adorable picture book by Maudie Powell-Tuck that’s illustrated by Karl James Mountford.

Check it out by following the link below and check out more of Millie’s posts. I HIGHLY recommend her series of posts where she revisits books she thought were written by R.L. Stine that she enjoyed as a teen. They are hilarious!


This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many […]

via Judging A Book By Its Cover: Last Stop on the Reindeer Express — Milliebot Reads

Walter Mosley - By the Book quote

“…the first time the reader works her way through the volume it’s more like a first date than a one-time encounter. If the person was uninteresting (not worthwhile) there’s no need for a repeat performance, but if they have promise, good humor, hope or just good manners, you might want to have a second sit-down, a third. There might be something irksome about that rendezvous that makes you feel that you have something to work out. There might be a hint of eroticism suggesting the possibility of a tryst or even marriage.”

—Walter Mosley, from the By the Book section of the New York Times. Mosley is an American author who’s known for his crime fiction such as Devil in a Blue Dress.

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“Lucky people tend to maximize chance opportunities. They are especially adept at creating, noticing, and acting upon these opportunities when they arise. Second, they tend to be very effective at listening to their intuition, and do work (such as meditation) that is designed to boost their intuitive abilities. The third principle is that lucky people tend to expect to be lucky, creating a series of self-fulfilling prophecies because they go into the world anticipating a positive outcome. Last, lucky people have an attitude that allows them to turn bad luck to good. They don’t allow ill fortune to overwhelm them, and they move quickly to take control of the situation when it isn’t going well for them.”

– Ken Robinson, from his book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

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