We all know I love a daringly-designed classic. I'm currently (supposed to be) reading Les Miserables with Never Jennifer (@BHoNeg), but I'm a slacker. I finally took J's advice and downloaded a more contemporary translation of this big bad chunkster, and my e-book has this gorgeous illustrated cover. It's love! Much better than my physical book's dreadful movie tie-in cover.
While I may have crashed and burned when Heather and I read The Count of Monte Cristo, I still want to finish this beast. To tempt myself into action, I snapped up this Modern Library edition with the awesomely illustrated cover. Are we seeing a pattern here? Hmmm????
Let's just get this straight right off the bat. I would collect every beautifully-designed Penguin book in the world if I could. But I cannot because I am not Bill Gates. I've opted to collect Penguin English Library editions instead of these gorgeous Drop Cap Editions, but I have had some sleepless nights debating about it. I will definitely still pick up some of these (I already have Madame Bovary), I'm sure.
I love food, and I love Penguin. So I love the Penguin Great Food series. I have three of them, and they're all impeccable.
I was waffling about what to buy with a 20% B&N coupon, and this book popped into my head. I've been interested in reading John Saturnall's Feast for a while now, so what better time to buy than discount time? The trade paperback I ordered was the second one here, with the red and gold. I think it's stunning, but I also think this black and white version is lovely, too.
On a totes random note, I picked up Burning Girls by Veronica Schanoes when it was a Free Friday Nook deal. I'd never heard of it, but I freaking love this creepy illustrated cover. Bright, well-drawn, ominous. It doesn't get much better than that. And the blurb sounds really good, too.
And last but not least, Roast Beef, Medium by Edna Ferber is another classic I picked up FREE. This one is from GirlEbooks.com, one of my fave sites. And I'm a sucker for a vintage illustrated cover, so natch, I had to have it.