30 May 2009

Photo Hunt - books

Book Spines

Book cover

The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is books.

The second photo is the cover of the Folio edition of my favourite novel - the Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien.

59 comments:

ancient one said...

I've never read your book... might have to look for it... Those spines on your books were beautiful... Great Post!

Photo Cache said...

Oh I would love that first image as a design to a wallpaper for a library :)

Great post.

Annie said...

These are both very cool looking photos. Love the Egyptian guys on those book spines!

Hope you're feeling better. Have a good weekend!

Carver said...

Beautiful spines on the books and such an interesting shot. The cover is also very interesting. Happy weekend.

Sean Jeating said...

Ha ha ha Jams!
Great cover, the second. Wonder why Suhrkamp (the German publisher) didn't take it.
What edition is yours?

Vita Stunder said...

Beautiful spines on the books and I really like the book cover too! :)
Though I haven't read the novel..
I must check it out :)

Have a great weekend Jams!
Anna

Liz said...

Great take, jams! Love the cover.

Anonymous said...

The books behind the spines look interesting.
I am going to post mine shortly.

Pat said...

Oh I love the book spines!!

Happy Weekend.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. Sean the edition is from the Folio Society in London

Sue said...

Great pics Jams! I especially like the first one. Very cool looking spines :)

Colin Campbell said...

Too lazy to find some books to photograph. Back to amusing takes today. Have a nice day. How is the hop along mode?

CherryPie said...

Great photos for the theme :-)

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch, nice one for the theme... The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it... Mine's up hope you can drop by. Have a great weekend!

RJ Flamingo said...

Beautiful photos, Jams! Love the spines on those top books...

Thanks for dropping by!

Bengbeng said...

I love the book spine. The expenses n scandal post..interesting. I find the pagan German video awesome. Hey, yr blog really rocks... and the sardonice grin :)

keeyit said...

What kind of book is this? Seems interesting.

PowersTwinB said...

What an unusual but very cool photo of the spines of your books! I just love the cover in the second photo! My hunt is up, please come and visit

YTSL said...

Great shots, Jams. Those look like art to me! :)

SASSY MOM said...

Nice choice for this week's theme. Have a great weekend!

Expat Traveler said...

wow - so unique and different!

julie said...

Those spines look great, i am sure these are great reads :)

gengen said...

Very good choice for the theme. Keep it up. Mine is also ready

jmb said...

I take it you don't own the spines however. They are wonderful.

Love the cover. Happy weekend Jams.

Corey~living and loving said...

Books are ART in so many ways. :)
have a happy weekend.

luna miranda said...

that's a great book cover! the top photo reminds me of the Egyptian section at the British Museum.

Renegade Eye said...

Books will never be out of date, period or question mark?

Upcountrysmiles said...

Aloha jams,
Wow..great looking books!!

Happy Photo Hunting!
Cindy O

witsandnuts said...

I've just watched Night At the Museum 2 yesterday. Hence, I was smiling seeing the first photo. =)

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Beautiful spines with nice drawings to compliment them :)

Have a good weekend Jams!

Anonymous said...

Great book spines. They are an art in themselves.

Carin said...

Interesting book spines! Great way to present books this way.

Hope your weekend is as sunny as ours! Have fun.

EastCoastLife said...

I have never seen such beautiful book spines. Something I could collect. :)

Mirage said...

Seeing the book cover makes me think where did I saw it first...hhmmm. The spines are neat too!

Hootin' Anni said...

Always, you have great photos. And you even turned book covers into an artful photo!!

Mine this week is my high school year book with me...LOL

Happy weekend.

Mariposa said...

The book spines are cool! Nice post for today's theme.
Have a happy weekend.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

June said...

Love those spines!

magiceye said...

wonderful spines!

lissa said...

nice, I love covers such as the one you mention in the second pic, there's nothing like a exciting cover to pull you in

upto6only said...

those books seems nice to read. What kind of books are they?

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Book covers as art... great choices for the theme.

Sherry said...

Very creative, Jams. I love the book spines and would not have thought about doing that. Great!!! Hope the leg is better.

My books are here: http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/05/photohunt-books.html

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot

Stev&Emz said...

hmm.. interesting, just by looking at its cover you can tell that its a good book

Anonymous said...

Very cool!

Maddy said...

MC Escher is just about my favourite anytime.
Cheers

Anya said...

Interesting special books :)
Funny cover =^.^=

NitWit1 said...

I love the gold leaf spines = reminds me of a classics literature series of books my mother owned.

My post:
http://cowardscorner-nitwit1.blogspot.com

Tara R. said...

Wonderful cover art on the book. It reminds me of MC Escher optical illusions.

just jody said...

i love those....especially the second shot. good job.

Bonggamom said...

What beautiful books spines! They don't make them like they used to.

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

Sadly, spine art really sort of diminished when dust-jackets came to the fore.

I am always on the look-out for books with terrific spines.

Irene said...

Nice book you have there.

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful examples Jams. I love the historical book spines.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Claudia said...

It was a great theme. Ex Libris is one of my passions. Although I don't belong to the group, I'm always so curious about what people read, that I went everywhere to look at the presentations. Lots of fun! You got the prize, Jams. The spines are classy, and the book cover promises excitement.

jams o donnell said...

Glad you enjoyed my selection Claudia!

girasoli said...

Late catching up with photohunt this week. Love the photo of the book spines. The book cover is very intriguing. Great choices for the theme this week.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are lovely designs. I like the first image. Very interesting.