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Random Thoughts: Amazing book covers


I saw this feature on a blog a few months ago and thought it was clever. I enjoyed looking at the pictures and imagining them as book covers. I couldn't help but wonder what type of book might be created based on the images.

So here is my version of that post/meme. I do wish I knew who started it so I could give proper credit, but I think I stumbled on it by chance. If anyone knows, please leave me a comment so I can give credit to where it is due.


So, right now I am all about the mermaid books. In fact, it's my summer goal to read as many mermaid books as I possibly can. Look at some of these amazing pictures I found on Pinterest. Wouldn't they make fabulous book covers for a mermaid book?



 These pictures look so tragic to me. I just see untimely death and then transformation. Sounds like a good plot, right?
 mermaid  Mermaid bride

I think these would make great covers! I can imagine a contemporary type book with a main character that doesn't realize she is part mermaid.

:) mermaid. Underwater Surfer mermaid

 
Anyone else imagine a Hans Christian Andersen style story with this cover? It is so beautiful.

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This is my favorite! Wouldn't this make an amazing book cover? Could you imagine the story?

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Comments

  1. Pretty book covers, I'd already thought these were covers, but they aren't. They are so pretty!

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  2. I love the second to last one: the red-head with the spiny back. I love when mermaids totally don't look human, and can even look scary! This is a great feature :)

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  3. My favorite is the one with the dress and the purple flowers! It's so pretty!

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  4. @Bekka... The spiny back mermaid picture is actually a true piece of art. It's a print I found on Pinterest. I think it's gorgeous!

    @Delilah-- oddly enough, that one is called "Mermaid wedding." I am amazed by the underwater shots. I would love to know how the photographs make those pictures so perfect looking.

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  5. Oh wow! I think you should do this regularly. I would say I'd do it with you, but I don't have any days that are always free. I'm working towards it!
    It is definitely the summer for merpeople! I think I like the redhead the best but that bottom one is shockingly beautiful, too. I can imagine a scuba diver, diving a shipwreck and looking in a porthole and seeing that. What would happen? Would he drown? Use up all his air, would she yank his tank off? Oh the possibilities....

    Heather

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  6. Exactly, Heather! The ideas are endless. I am so using this idea next year for writing lessons. I can't wait to see what my students come up with!

    I am seriously loving the idea of the evil merperson/sea creature. Yanking the scuba tank off... so dark and twisted. It goes well with the summer of mermaids.

    And I wish I could remember who does this feature, so I could give proper credit! But I think I will throw some more out there. Wait until you see the fairy pictures!

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  7. Oh these are great! I'd love to see the first, 3rd, or last one as a new cover for Of Poseidon.

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  8. Hi , where did you find that last photo. I would like to look at more of they're photos and make some inquiries .

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