Welcome to my first post of the year of the Blog All About It Challenge. This is the beginning of my second year participating.
What’s it all about?
Very simple! Each month I take the word prompt for that month and create a blog post of anything I want using that word. My personal goal for participating in this challenge is for you to learn a bit about me each month. This month my focus will be on the PINK in my life.
This month’s prompt is: PINK
I know a lot of folks feel strongly about this color and many seem to hate it particularly when it is lavishly splashed about around Valentine’s Day or comes in a certain bottle labeled Peptobismol.
Personally, I’ve always rather liked the color especially when it is a bright or hot pink. It’s perky and pleased with itself (yes, even smug about it). I didn’t wear it much until my early twenties, but then my taste changed and I took a real liking to it. I’ve worn it to church, to weddings, college classes, gardening, and even on a softball jersey. One of my favorite stay at home shirts used to be this old pink plaid flannel that was soft and cozy for outside chores. I will occasionally use a hot pink flower-covered handbag, wear bold pink socks with cats, and several of my dress scarves and one winter scarf are as cheeky pink as you can get.
So, yes, I’m a fan.
Color me surprised though when I decided I would share with you some favorite pink book covers. I was brought to a screeching halt. Seriously, I’ve just now had an epiphany about book covers. Pink is not the colour du jour of many of my favorite genres.
I found pink covers from my tiny Inspirational Fiction pile, from my Austenesque pile, and yes, it was well repped well in Historical Romance set in Regency or Victorian eras, BUT it is apparently not a color for Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi, Romantic Suspense, Mysteries and Thrillers, Dystopian, many contemporaries and more. I gave it my best shot and even found a bit of pink on an Urban Fantasy in the title color. What gives? Pink is a romantic color, right? (see mention in first paragraph) Hot pink can be kick butt, yeah? Or, maybe I’m in the minority and don’t hate on it so it won’t affect my buying habits. Hehe!
What’s your take on it? Pinkalicious or Pink Stinks? Do tell!
If you are interested in the Blog All About It Challenge hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup, here is the link: http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2018/11/2019-blog-all-about-it-challenge.html