I just decided on a whim to start this little category titled Reading Now, just so I could post the pictures I photograph of the books I’m reading and to talk a little about the book cover designs and just whatever I want about the book…perhaps even my first impression of the first few pages or chapters I’ve read so far. I think I really just want a platform to show off my own photographs 😛
I received this copy from Chachic while I was in Singapore for work; she had recommended some books to me and this was one of them. I really should do a book haul but its sorta inconvenient to haul all my books to work just to photograph them. So I might just end up taking them into the office one by one. Why do I photography my books at work? Long story short, I’m rarely home…I’m in the office most of the day, the best lighting is natural light in the daytime, but the time I get home its dark and my house only has warm lighting which is not the best for when it comes to photographing these things. I don’t have too many props in the office but I was drinking apple mint, cucumber and lemon infused water, in a pretty mason jar so thats what I used 🙂
Firstly, lemme gush about the cover! I was really drawn to the cover at first sight; it made me curious and I actually wanted to read it despite the fact I’m not too big on dystopian fictions, but because of the cover I was willing to give this a try. I like the simplicity of it, and how they incorporated the essential imagery of the story in such a minimalistic yet carefully detailedway. A simple vectored throne-like chair covered in vectored images of scorpion in red and black I love it! Then there was the typography and placement of the title and author’s name. It wasn’t overly fussy, and was arranged where it would be easy to read, with a simple sans-serif block type with the tail of a scorpion hanging off the letter “L”. Maybe I think too much about book covers, or I am over thinking this, but I really liked it 😀
As for my first impression of its content. One word. GOAT. I’m already wondering as to the importance of the goat…and I’m only 2 chapters into the book and all I can think about is Greta’s (the heroine) line:
“Our duty is with the goat”.
Yes, its a line in the book, and she says it in such a manner it makes me think if the goat will eventually play a much bigger part. I won’t spoil the story and tell you as to what the goat’s name is, you can find out about it when you read the book 😀 I am not trying to be funny here but thats really what my first impression was. Honestly, I don’t know what to think about the book as of yet…I’m sorta tempted to just flip to the last few pages to see how it ends, but I won’t!
How about you? What are you reading at the moment? It’s almost Halloween, perhaps you may have picked something a little creepier, a little spookier? Or perhaps you’re picking something closer to the romantic feelings of autumn? Do share!