Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Check Me Out!

A comment on my blog informed me that I was a link on the "Urban Review" website.

MsJayy said...
Hi Donna, I just found your blog via Urban Reviews. I didn't realize there were this many books on the market with similar covers (the one I did take note of was Crabs in a Barrel/Tastes Like Chicken). As a self-published author, I wonder if it's harder to find that someone else is using the same stock photo. I know that as I looked for a cover for my upcoming novel, I found that several images that I liked had already been used so I passed them over. I do know that there are several versions of the photo that I used on my poetry collection although I've not found anyone else using it - yet. LOL Interesting topic.

Check it out: http://www.urban-reviews.com/ac-feb07.html

F.Y.I.: MsJavy is a self published author/poet...check her out.


I found book covers that used the same model for other book covers

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

My Home Library

I moved from the city of Detroit to the suburb of Ypsilanti Township. Our closing and moving day was Valentine's day. What a gift. My husband and I are enjoying the wildlife surrounding our home. Our new deck is the perfect zone for reading a book and drinking crystal light tea (peach is my favorite).

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by buying me bookshelves from IKEA to hold my 700+ books. Because the house is still under warranty and brand spanking new (new house smell), we cannot remodel for the next 2 years.

My Home Library is slowly coming along. When the shelves are all put together and all the books are in their proper place, to make my library a more useful and comfortable space, such items as a reading chair or small couch and floor lamp will go in front of the library. This will provide a comfortable spot to sit and read. A plush rug will also increase the posh elegance of the space.

I wanted my library to give the room a sense of intelligence and sophistication. This was achieved by picking white free standing shelves with glass doors in uniform material, style and size. They fit into a pre-existing nook. I have room for 2 1/2 more to complete the library.

I welcome suggestions and pictures of decorating ideas. Share your home library transformations. I'll be making revisions to this blog from time to time.