Photo shoot for the books with beautiful covers

Almost all from the books with beautiful covers that I ordered a month ago, have arrived. Just look at them! Aren’t they gorgeous? ๐Ÿ˜



The Master and Margaritaย by Mikhail Bulgakov has not arrived yet


I’m crying for the lost Master just like Margarita on the cover. The Master and Margarita eloped, possibly to Moscow, to recreate havoc and disorder yet again in that place. Book Depository kindly promised to send me a replacement so I’m patiently waiting for that awesomeness to finally reach my place.

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

That’s the only book from the ordered ones that I’ve finished so far. The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancockย turned out to be as gorgeous as its cover. Here’s myย review and more photos ofย the book.

My cats helped to present the book on my Twitter

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Of course, I’ve already peeked inside, and of course it is amazing. I’m starting to think that Sarah Perry will become my next favourite female author. (So far this title has been kept by Margaret Atwood only).

Pirate the cat is helping with the photo session

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

I really liked the sample of My Cousin Rachel.ย The writing is deep and beautiful. The book starts with boys observing a corpse of a hanged man swinging on the rope. What can be a better story for November? This book led me to discover more books by du Maurier, and as a result I learned some curious facts about her works. I’ll talk about them soon.

My cousin Rachel is catching a ray of light

The Birds And Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier

The Birds is a novelette by Daphne du Maurier. I loved it so much I was amazed! My first reaction was one of a surprise. Why didn’t I know more about du Maurier?! I felt like I found an author to fall head over heels in love with! I went to explore more about her and found a few unexpected interesting stories. I’m still in the middle of my research so I can’t tell you my final conclusion yet, but it looks like Daphne du Maurier was outstandingly good at retelling other authors’ stories. I’m currently reading a novel called The Birds, written by Frank Baker and published 16 years prior toย The Birds by du Maurier. The ideas behind both books are identical. I’ll tell you more about it in future posts. (So don’t forget to subscribe if you are not subscribed yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Look at how the colour changes. It’s white here.
It’s golden here. All thanks to the magic of the sunset.

That will be it for now. I’ll post the photos of Bitter Orange and Spinning Silver later. I’m also expecting a few more books with beautiful covers, which I haven’t told you about yet, so stay tuned! ๐Ÿ˜€


21 thoughts on “Photo shoot for the books with beautiful covers

  1. Beautiful books ! and loved seeing your feline models (licking her lips ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and with the “Serpent” ! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Looking forward to hearing more about these books !

    1. Thank you! It’s an old photo with the model licking her lips but I think she can help me with new photos too. As for the “Serpent” model, he’s always ready to check out new books and rub his nose against them ๐Ÿ˜บ

  2. Beautiful pictures! And beautiful books! I love the picture where all the books are stacked with the ocean in the background! That is a really awesome picture โค And your cats are adorable ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thanks Brittany! I’m truly blessed with the view. As I said below, as long as it’s not windy, it’s quite easy to take good photos of books. ๐Ÿ˜€ And my cats help a lot! ๐Ÿ˜ป

    1. Thank you! It took quite a lot of time to find the right books, beautiful both inside and out. I’m waiting for three more to arrive ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Thank you Ova! Yes, the post is truly full of visual information ๐Ÿ˜„ I love all these things too. As long as it’s not windy it’s easy to take such photos, otherwise, there’s a risk of books flying away.๐ŸŒฌ๐Ÿ˜„

    1. Thank you Inge! Yes, the evening (or morning) sunlight adds a lot of colour and contrast. It changes everything. My little helpers are amazing, I love them too ๐Ÿ˜ป

  3. What lovely covers:)). I LOVE My Cousin Rachel and I’m so delighted that you enjoy Daphne du Maurier’s writing – have you read Frenchman’s Creek and Jamica Inn?

    1. I haven’t read anything by her! Taking into account how long ago I read Rebecca, I can’t say I have read this either. I’m still going through the short stories and novelettes, I can’t believe the amount of skill she had. I can’t even call this a talent, it’s exactly craft what she’s doing. I can even sometimes see what she’s doing, but it’s so perfectly done, I keep admiring her! Amazing author! I’m so lucky I have so much to read.

      1. I also recall reading the short stories with huge enjoyment – and you’re in for a treat once you get to the novels. I look forward to hearing what you think about them:))

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