Monday, April 27, 2009

Don't judge a book by its cover (Tuesday Thingers)

Questions: Do you have any missing covers (they show as a plain gray book)? Did you have a favorite view (title, author, date entered)? Do you have any favorite covers? If so, is there anything they have in common?

You know, I just went to look and I don't have any gray books. All my covers are there. Of course I change the cover if it does come up blank. I love the cover view. It is not what I usually use but I like it. I choose books by their covers a lot of the time so I definitely have favorites. I think the covers of Melissa Marr's books are beautiful. They are my favorites right now. 

I picked up The Perks of Being a Wallflower because of the simplicity of the cover and the size of the book.  Small, simple on the outside-quiet like the main character in the book. I loved the cover even more after reading.

The covers of The Rossetti Letter and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks are very similar. A letter closed with red seal wax. I hadn't realized they were so alike until looking at my covers for this post. 

Tuesday Thingers is hosted my Wendi of Wendi's Book Corner.

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  1. I usually don't buy books by the cover, but once in awhile I will see something that I think is really wonderful and get it. I don't really have a favorite, though.

  2. I've almost grabbed Perks of Being a Wallflower a couple times, but I've always put it back. I suppose I'll eventually get a copy, but evidently it hasn't been my time for it yet.

    Some covers draw me to them, but I don't buy them for their covers alone. I usually get books that are recommended to me by someone who knows what I like or whose tastes I generally agree with. It's one more thing I miss about our Waldenbooks closing. Jan, the manager, and Obie nearly always had the perfect book for me.

  3. Favourite cover has to be Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - mine is a beautiful cover with the Marlena and her elephant on it. I don't the usual cover. I bought it just for the cover alone and absolutely loved the book.

  4. I didn't realize you could change the covers!! :)

    Thanks for stopping by and participating in Thingers last week! I've got the post up for this week. ~ Wendi


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