Friday, June 22, 2012

X is for Xtremes

Do you know how hard it is to find things that start with 'X' that aren't xylophone and x-ray?  I don't have any strong feelings about either of these concepts, good or bad, but I don't really feel the need to discuss them.

Sorry to all the xylophone enthusiasts out there.  I know there are many.

So, I cheated.  I'd just like to say I know that xtreme does not actually start with an 'X'.  I am aware.  But since it's my blog, I'm all right with suspending rational thought.  Yet again.

Speaking of xtremes (finally), I wanted to direct your attention to the Cover Cafe Annual Cover Contest for 2011.

These are nominated covers which are then voted on, and there are winners in a number of categories.  For example, the winner in the Alternate Reality Section:

So pretty, as so many in this category are.

 And the Contemporary section:
Yes, I like that one.  I have a pulse.

And this gorgeous one from the Historical section:
Isn't it beautiful?

And then there's the Worst Covers section:

What is going on with that dude's head?

Hence, my poorly-spelled XTREME.

This cover was the one which caught my eye the most for all the wrong reasons, but it's not the winner of the worst covers category.  Go have a look.

I actually feel a little bad for some of these authors.  Is that normal?  

While you're there in that final section, check out the comments.

Xtremely hilarious stuff!  

Happy reading,



  1. Of course it's normal, Em.

    Thanks for the link. Some gorgeous covers there. But phwah love the contemporary one. :)

  2. Thank goodness someone thinks I'm normal, Eleni!

    Can I get that in writing and triplicate? ;)

    Thanks for dropping in, and huuuuge congrats on your Lynne Wilding award nomination. Best of luck, superstar!

    E xx



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