Through The Lens: Halloween Special

Welcome to our new weekly meme, Through The Lens! We’re combining a love of books with photography in order to visually display what we read and love.

How It Works

Each Thursday BA will be sharing a photograph taken of a book, such as a current read, recommendation, or a favourite, with an object or in a setting the reader feels represents an element in the story. Then we’ll share a short blurb about why we chose it.

You Can Join In Too

If you want to participate you can. You don’t have to be an expert photographer, the point of this meme is to be creative and share! Take your book, including eBooks, and display those covers with something that shows what you took away from the story. You’re welcome to post another day, we just like alliteration here at BA, and there is no theme unless you want to have one.

We do ask, if you wish to join in, that you grab the banner, link back to us, and share your link too so everyone can see your photos!

This Week

Being our first post for this meme, I’m not going to be using a linky widget (if you wish to participate sooner then next week you’re welcome to include your link in the comments). Instead this post is both an example and part of our Halloween Madness week, which I’ve decided to make a theme out of for today with Gothic horror and a supernatural crime mystery.

The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice – I took this one close up, not only due to the postcard size, but because I have read this copy so many times the letters have pretty much been wiped off and left only a faint outline. This is the book that began my love affair with France, while it’s not exactly about France, Lestat spends a lot of time there and the country of France is his home. This book always makes me think of that country.

The Black Angel by John Connolly – One of the few crime novels that actually did it for me, why? The supernatural touch to it probably helps a lot, but I think it’s a great read, and what I took from it was the imagery involving Sedlec Ossuary. Thanks to The Black Angel, I now have a thing for Ossuaries… A thing for skeletons does help…

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