While searching for a book cover image to add to the 'I'm reading' tab on the left hand side of this blog, I came across an animated cover for End of Watch. My first thought was, wow. The moving fish are perfect for King's latest offering (I won't say more than that for fear of giving away the plot) and the animation grabs your attention. Then, how long have animated covers been around? I'm assuming not long, because this is the first I've seen.
My third thought was, I wonder if anyone on Fiverr does these covers? I couldn't find anyone, but I'm sure it won't be long. Of course, I'm wondering how hard it would be to do it myself. I like a challenge, but I fear this is beyond my limited capabilities.
What do you think about animated book covers? Have you seen any more? Do you know anyone who creates them?
While I'm on the subject of reading, if you look to the left you'll notice my pitiful Goodreads challenges stands at just nine books. I had set myself a target of 75 books this year. Unless I break both legs and spend weeks in traction, there's more chance of me visiting the International Space Station than reaching my target. It's been that kind of year so far. The funny thing is I'd planned to do a monthly post on the books I'd read each month of 2016. Sometimes you have to know when to change plans. Perhaps I should start at the end of this month? Give myself an incentive to make more time to read.