Category: Bookish Backdrops

Jan 30
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – Bookish Backdrop, Review Preview & Giveaway

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – Bookish Backdrop, Review Preview & Giveaway

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About the Author Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on “So You Think You Can Dance,” and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn’t writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. THE CROWN’S GAME is her first novel. Evelyn can be found online at www.evelynskye.com and on Twitter @EvelynSkyeYA. Author Links:       First off, I just want to give a quick little review preview of this book. I have to tell you that I have been waiting impatiently to read this one – I have loved Evelyn Skye ever since I read her short story “The Chemistry of You and Me,” which was so fantastically unforgettable that I still often think about it. Of… Read more »


Nov 21
Bookish Backdrops – Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Bookish Backdrops – Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

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This idea was inspired by those fashion posts, where people design outfits based on the color palette from a book cover (and, often, the story too). I’m not much into fashion, but I love looking at interior design pictures. (I would love to say my own house is beautifully decorated, but we’re not that refined around here – I do have a gorgeous Amish made Mission style bedroom set, though!) So, I wanted to do something a little different, and I thought, what about designing a room with the cover palette? Now, I’m not going to claim this has never been done before (I’m guessing someone else has thought of it), but I haven’t seen it – thought it might be a fun twist on the fashion thing. And so, Bookish Backdrops was born! Here’s my take on Firewalker bedroom that might be perfect for a teenage or pre-teen girl:   Click on… Read more »


Oct 10
Bookish Backdrops – An Ember in the Ashes

Bookish Backdrops – An Ember in the Ashes

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I wanted to do something a little different around here, and I was inspired by Epic Reads’ 23 Exquisite Palettes Inspired By Our Favorite YA Book Covers. The cover and palette for An Ember in the Ashes just screamed at me for some reason! At first I thought maybe I’d do a post where you choose outfits to go with the cover, but there are lots of those out there – and I’m not all that excited about looking at fashion (though I did find this gorgeous dress that matches so beautifully it was almost worth doing a post just to feature it!) So, I wanted to do something a little different, and I thought, what about designing a room with the cover palette? Now, I’m not going to claim this has never been done before (I’m guessing someone else has thought of it), but I haven’t seen it – thought it… Read more »