So, I wanted to start writing again, but about what? I am not traveling like I was when writing The Passionate Traveler, and am not doing photography as I was when I started Before 1923, but I am reading. I’ve always been a reader. As a child I would tear through books as it was my escape into another world where I could be whatever I wanted to be. The natural thing for then was to start a book review, and By the Cover Review was born.
Starting By the Cover Review was a way to create a way of recording what I am thinking and feeling about the books I read. I want to be able to look back and see how these books have affected my thoughts. I also know that I am one of those people who does judge a book by the cover. It is one of my favorite things to go through a bookstore and pick up random books that I find with beautiful covers. For this blog I will be writing about popular books, but I will also be writing about the books I find beautiful. Hopefully, the covers will live up to the content.
I also want to spark discussion with the book reading community. As an adult, I have not been able to find a book club, but I know we can create one here online. Let’s start a dialogue about the books we read, enjoy and make a part of our lives.