When your favourite kind of blog posts…

… don’t get the love you thought they would. What do you do dear bloggers and readers?

I have loved creating blog posts surrounding Who Wore it Best Wednesdays where books battle it out on the literary red carpet to see who will come out the winner. Alas, this summer, they are the posts which get the least amount of views and in all honesty, it hurts my heart a little bit.

I have always been truthful in my love of a great cover, particularly when it comes to a book I absolutely adore and want to keep forevermore. My initial purchase of a book is rarely due to the cover, but if I end up falling head over spine with the story I usually want a cover which better suits my literary esthetic.

For example, I love The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and I mean L-O-V-E it so much so I gave away my copy (to spread the literary love) and waited patiently for a cover version I could absolutely love.

My first copy was this one:


Now if you have read my previous post discussing what I feel might best be left off of a book cover, you will see this one clicks a lot of my dislike boxes. (You can find that post here!) I am not a fan of covers which are taken from the movie (although I did really like this movie – better than a lot of page-to-screen adaptations) and it has too much writing which I feel ruins the lovely view in the background.

So I waited till luckily on Instagram I was shown the latest edition with a cover I instantly loved. I pretty much ordered the edition the moment I found out where the bookstagrammer had found it. Here it is:


I give a literary sigh of contentment when I look at this cover literary lovelies!

So my question is, what would you do if you really enjoyed creating posts which no one else appears to enjoy? Would you continue to create them just for yourself or perhaps shelve them for the time being? I look forward to your thoughts on the subject in the comments below.

May this post find you well and enjoying the weather wherever you may be!


Honestly Austen

Postscript: I still can’t bring myself to start the edits on my first draft. I open the google docs only to stare at it in silent terror and end up closing the browser. *Gulp*


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