This was the first time that I joined the Broke & Bookish Secret Santa gift exchange. During the previous two years I just observed this annual event from afar (read, Twitter). Then when Jamie tweeted this year just before sign ups closed that there were 30 minutes left, I hastily plunged into it. I’m very glad I did because I discovered two amazing people as a result.
Given a choice between a hardcover and paperback book with the same cover design, I will almost always pick the paperback. Paperbacks take up less space in my bags and bookshelves, are much lighter and are much handier when reading. The one drawback they have measured against hardcovers is that their spines crack very easily. Still, I am very determined at preventing cracked spines. At the same time, I don’t like squinting into the shadows of a book that is hardly open.
Even though Georgie and I are both bloggers, we struck up our friendship through Instagram due to our mutual love for photography. Her visual talents extend far beyond mine as she has knack for (digital) design. This is why I’m thrilled to share a couple of montages she made with quotes from The Raven Cycle. For all the words that were dedicated to the raven boys this week, images too can portray their greatness.