Surprise! Here There Be Books (finally) has a completely new look! Check it outttttt:
I’ve had basically the same layout for two? years or so, various permutations of the same theme (Suffusion) and none of it looking “right” (to me). I’d been wanting to give the blog a new look for, oh, six months or so, but finding something I liked (and could afford) was easier said than done. Changing the name just made that urge harder to fight; it wasn’t until this past week that I got so sick of looking at my blog that I knew I NEEDED to find something new immediately or I’d pop a blood vessel or something. Friday was spent entirely on hunting down a theme that didn’t want to make me scream.
And I found one! Yay!
Here There Be Books’ new theme is Patchwork by Caroline Moore, slightly edited (I just changed the pattern in the header/footer). Though it’s not as customizable as my last theme, I don’t really care about that now. Part of the problem with my last theme is that it was TOO customizable– too many choices, too many things to tweak, and by the time I was done, none of it looked like it really fit together. It looked, well…patchwork! Bleh.
Caroline Moore’s themes are cute/stylish/whatever, they work well, I can tweak them JUST enough to make them more “my own,” and (best of all) they’re free. Huzzah for Caroline Moore!
I will mourn my lovely griffin-y header for a little bit, yes. I could have stuck it up there (as Patchwork has a customizable header option) but I don’t think it really fit with the rest of the theme so I just let it go.
Yay for new looks! Have you changed your blog’s layout/theme recently? Isn’t it exhausting? But so satisfying when you get it right.