book jackets

What The Signs Remind Me Of

Aries: late night cruises, loud music in the car. forgetting to do something till the last minute. dirty sneakers, winged liner, black ripped jeans. the colour red. sloppy first kiss, pastel bedrooms, messy sheets.

 
Taurus: flirty conversations, sexual jokes. the smell of coffee in the morning, falling in love for the first time. making cookies late at night, coconut water. leather jackets, comic books. pugs, bad driving. 


 Gemini: late night conversations, random phone calls. swimming pools, the colour purple, long lashes. sweatshirts, new clothes, reading books, watching Netflix, random movie marathons, popcorn. 

 
Cancer: warm hugs, watching your favourite childhood cartoons. oversized shirts, crying alone in the bathroom. rain on windows, the light in someones eyes. vanilla scented candles. video games. 


 Leo: dark red lipstick, nice clothes, long hair. gold glitter, getting over your first heartbreak. neon signs, falling in love, music festivals, laughing. looking in the mirror. expensive things. red roses, partying with friends. 

 Virgo: helping someone in need, floral anything, cats, clean carpets. writing in journals, stacks of books. tarot cards, sun kissed skin, blonde hair, the feeling of not wearing makeup and feeling confident, ocean breeze. late night adventures. 

 
Libra: fresh face, pale skin, soft voices. baking in the middle of the night. exotic eyes. strawberry ice cream. Star Wars, the feeling of being loved by others. puppies, summer weather. long hugs, heart warming smiles.

 
 Scorpio: cancelled plans, uncomfortable silence, movie theatres, the feeling of regret. bad baking, unfinished conversations, cold showers. horror movies. really mean “jokes”. cuddling with cats


Sagittarius: day dreaming, really bad memes. bonfires, hoodies. not listening to people, smoking with friends. smoothies, birthday parties, crowded places, thin hair, bad clothes


Capricorn: veiny eyelids, pale skin, pouty lips, listening to music while doing schoolwork. opens up about themselves at like 3 am in the morning. love story telling, the feeling of staring at someone you love from across the room. spa day, beach holidays. 
 

Aquarius: late night drives, stays up all night playing video games, the feeling of breaking someones heart, emotionless, concert lights, intellectual conversations, trusting someone with your secret, illegal drugs, band t-shirts. 


Pisces: coffee dates, brunch with friends, long car rides, loud music. the feeling of being unwanted by everyone, cute noses, pastel colours, pink lipgloss, “are you awake” texts at 3 am. big cities, brown eyes

The Signs Aesthetics

Aries: Black knee ripped pants, Paint on skin, Headphones, Road trips, Man buns

Taurus: Colored hair, Flower dresses, Septum piercings, Yellow convers, Mountains, Books

Gemini: Jean jackets, Crystals, Nose rings, Concerts, vinyls, Neon Lights, Wind

Cancer: Messy hair, Stargazing, Night swimming, Nude highlighters, White rooms

Leo: High ponytails, Lip gloss, Furr coats, High heels, Rings, Gold, Queen Bee

Virgo: Floral couches, Colored lipstick, Guitars, Trees, Bare footed, Sunshine

Libra: Sweet tea, Adidas, Straightened hair, Pools, Ladybugs, Dad hats, Sand

Scorpio: Red lipstick, Black clothing, Ice cubes, Mirrors, Acrylic nails, Midnight texts

Sagittarius: Boyfriend jeans, Tennis, Art, Cartilage piercing, Sugar, Flannels

Capricorn: Snow, Rain clouds, White roses, Polaroid photos, Coffee, Morning fog

Aquarius: Blue skys, Necklaces, Lakes, French doors, Gardens, House plants, Afternoon naps

Pisces: Aquariums, Lavender, Koi fish, Cracks in sidewalks, Creeks, Mason jars

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Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) 

American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Dust jacket front and back from Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie. The Poetry of Maya Angelou. New York: Random House, 1971.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937)

From our stacks: Dust jacket detail of The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces by H. P. Lovecraft & Divers Hands. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1966. “The jacket is the work of the Wisconsin artist, Frank Utpatel, Lovecraft’s first illustrator in book form.”

Lee Brown Coye (July 24, 1907 – September 5, 1981) 

American artist probably best remembered for his black-and-white illustrations for pulp magazines and horror fiction, but he produced a variety of works in other media. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Dust jacket detail from The Dunwich Horror and Others. The Best Supernatural Stories of H. P. Lovecraft. Selected and with an Introduction by August Derleth. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1963. “The jacket drawing represents Wilbur Whately of The Dunwich Horror, as conceived by the distinguished artist, Lee Brown Coye, whose macabre conceptions decorated such anthologies as Sleep No More, Who Knocks?, and The Night Side.”

The Houses as Book Things

Slytherin: Witty dialogue. Short chapters. Reading deep into the night. A plot twist that sends your heart racing. Cliffhangers. The soft thud as the book is closed. Beautiful cover designs.

Hufflepuff: The soft sound of a page being turned. Acknowledgements that thank the reader. Lines that sound like poetry. Characters that are achingly real, achingly human. An overflowing bookshelf.

Ravenclaw: Worn, cracked spines. The table of contents. Setting so well described that it feels as though you’re there. A bookmark nestled gently between the pages. Titles that only gain meaning once you finish.

Gryffindor: Dusty book jackets. Perspective changes. Foreshadowing chapter titles. A story that continues throughout a series. Lines that make you laugh out loud. A corner bent in a dog-ear.