Book covers into fashion 3

I thought long and hard about what book to do next, and then it took even longer to figure out how to interpret it. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein was not a book I read as a child, I didn’t come across it until I began working at the library in Vegas. I’m kinda glad I discovered it when I did, I don’t think I could have handled reading the story as a child. It is about asking and taking every last bit of life from the people that love you until they no longer have anything to give. I thought it would be fun to interpret the cover in a sort of whimsical way, hope you like it :)

The Giving Tree, book covers, book covers into fashion,

I know a lot of people out there have a love/hate relationship with this book – how about you?

A literary take on fashion part 25

If you’re new to this books into fashion series, you can catch up with the others HERE.

In this 25th (wow!) installment I decided to give it a boyish twist, with the books I found the most annoying but that kids LOVE. Saying they love these two awful books is an understatement, they are both best selling series based on naughty-ass protagonists! Parents hate them, kids can’t get enough. I just think they’re written poorly, but kids deserve to read something fun and silly once in a while – and these books deliver.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney has sent kids into a comic/diary style book craze. They just released the 8th book a few months ago (yes, I’ve read them all!), and kids are still going nuts for all of them. Greg is just a “wimpy” seventh grader who alway seems to get himself in trouble and is completely oblivious to the fact that he’s being a jerk the whole book to his family and friends! He spends most of the book writing about how he’s trying to not get picked on and avoiding the cheese touch, but also achieving the most lazy lifestyle possible. It has its funny moments.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Similar to the wimpy kid series, the Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey is a terribly silly series about two boys getting into lots of trouble. George and Harold get into major trouble and try to get out of it by ordering a hypnotizing ring, which turns their ever mean Principal, Mr. Krupp, into the amazing Captain Underpants from their comics. Who yes, wears nothing but tighty-whities and a red cape.

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Some days I feel silly for having read these books – but when you’re constantly working with kids, you sometimes have to see what the hype is all about! And if you ask me, I’ll give the same answer as to why I read the Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey series ;) So how about you, have you been tortured into reading these books too?

Book covers into fashion 2

I had some ideas brewing since I made my first Covers into Fashion post, you can see all those posts here or check out the Books into Fashion posts over here. I really like how this is going, because sometimes I read/have read books I’d love to share here, but can’t seem to make a whole post on – so putting a spin on the cover works even better!

Towards the end of 2013, I finally got my hands on a copy of Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple – I knew nothing about the book, but had been oddly attracted to the cover (I’m a sucker for a good cover!). I was pleasantly surprised at how awesome it was, one of my favorite books of the year!

Where'd you go, Bernadette

I thought I’d make this a two book set, and really fell in love with the cover of the classic book, Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss. I don’t even have to explain why. I will say that I was one click away from getting those boots two months ago (but went with a more affordable pair instead).

Fox in socks

Maison Kitsuné crewneck sweater / Loeffler Randall boots / Yellow rug / Fox In Socks

I can say, I really like where these are going :)

Book covers into fashion 1

If you’ve followed along on my blog for some time, you’ll be quite familiar with my Literary take on Fashion series! And I’ve decided to add another element to it, I will be turning classic and iconic covers into fashion collages in the same vein that I do the others!

The first cover I’ve chosen is bright cover of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange. This Penguin classic cover focuses on bright colors and I have tried to convene that simply.

A Clockwork orange

I think I’ll be keeping it pretty minimal, but we’ll see where this goes! :)

A literary take on fashion part 24

If you’re new to this books into fashion series, you can catch up with the others HERE.

It’s been some time since I’ve done one of my books into fashion collages! I’ve been too busy reading! Which is fine with me, because now I have more material to continue these collages :)

I’ve proclaimed my love for juvenile fiction a million times, and have no problem admitting I love books for tweens. Even though I’m a librarian, for some reason I didn’t read many of the classics kids do in school. I really loved non-fiction books, National Geographic magazines, and watching PBS then (another growing up without cable kid over here, perfectly and sadly explained by Buzzfeed). I was not exposed to many of these classics for kids until I began working in schools and libraries as an adult, and now I feel very connected to them – so much, that I make it an effort to actually read grown-up fiction in between my regular teen fiction (I still love non-fiction books though).

And who doesn’t love a good detective/mystery story?! Nancy Drew is one of those classic series that you’ll always have around. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene  is the first in the series, where young protagonist Nancy is a total go-getter out to figure out what happened to the real will after a man mysteriously dies (spoiler alert: the title of the book gives away the story).

Nancy Drew The Secret of the Old Clock

White tank top / Diamond Graphic Crop Top Two Piece Suit / Rachel Antonoff oxfords / 3.1 Phillip Lim gloves / London Clock Company clock / ferm LIVING vase / Magnifying Glass / Moleskine notebook

I’ll start this one by saying if you haven’t read the Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, step away from your computer and find yourself a copy right now. It was one of the first juvenile fiction books I read when I began working in the library. It’s an extremely intricate murder mystery with lots of characters all fitting into pieces of the story. The people living in an apartment complex are thrown into a game, solving a puzzle of how a millionaire was murdered. The person or team to figure it out would inherit his money – so everyone scrambles to solve the mystery. A vague description that does the story no justice! One of my favorite books ever.

The Westing Game

Modcloth chess dress / Mother of Pearl Lucas sweat shirt / Manipuri scarf / Juicy Couture iPhone case / Jeremy Scott Wings 2.0 Money Shoes / Ethan Allen throw pillow/ Fortune Cookie Box

I just finished reading Where’d You Go Bernadette not that long ago, I hope that count’s as a mystery book (a very hilarious one). It’s such a good book I also highly recommend you read if you haven’t already!