I was looking at this Victor Kalin cover from — what? The early 60s maybe? — and had a weird idea. Wouldn’t it be interesting to read a dozen books illustrated by the same cover artist from the same time period? It’s so much more typical (and sensible) to choose books based on the author or subject or genre. But you could probably have a hell of a lot of fun reading a stack of pulp paperbacks, where the only common thread is that they all have cover art by Kalin, or Robert McGinnis, or Robert Maguire.

Don’t know if I’ll ever do it, but I do like coming up with eccentric reading projects for myself. Ever given yourself a random reading mission?