Friday, July 8, 2016

Follow Friday - 263 Is an Irregular Prime and a Balanced Prime

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and a single Follow Friday Featured Blogger each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the week - Love, Literature, Art, and Reason.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Color Favorites: Show us beautiful book covers in your fave color!

This question raises what to me seems to be an interesting meta-question - do we regard book covers as beautiful because they are beautiful in and of themselves, or do we regard them as beautiful because our perceptions of them are colored by our experience reading the book they contain? I consider each of the book covers below to be a beautiful and evocative piece of art, but my assessment might be colored by the fact that I love all of the books that these covers represent. I will admit that I don't have much of a color theme in evidence here, unless blue, orange, red, grey, purple, and green counts as a color theme. I don't really care though: These are some of my favorite book covers, so these are the ones I am picking.

For reference (and for those whose eyesight might not be good enough to read the titles on the covers), the novels shown here are The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe, The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe, Dune by Frank Herbert, Exiles of the Stars by Andre Norton, The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin, The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien, Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel R. Delany, The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin, The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien, Victory on Janus by Andre Norton, and The Word for World Is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Previous Follow Friday: The Poet Philemon Died in 262 B.C.
Subsequent Follow Friday: The First Punic War Started in 264 B.C.

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  1. Hi. Those covers are really pretty :) ~Kelly Just followed your blog <3

    1. @Kelly Martin: I think so too! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. I completely understand your thoughts. I tend to love the covers of books that I love, and more, love the originally published cover over later releases in most circumstances.

    Great books, by the way! Following on Bloglovin'!

    Bloodthirsty Muses

    1. @Ducky Chick: I have written a couple of times about how changed information appears to change our preferences. The study of why we like what we like and how that is affected by external influences is fascinating.