Meme: Musing Mondays, Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 13 July, 2009 by Li in Meme / 3 Comments

I was at a dentist appointment this morning so I was out for most of the day, hence the slight lateness of this meme:

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about book covers…

We all know the old adage about not judging a book by it’s cover, but just how much sway does a book cover have when it comes to your choice of book – whether buying or borrowing? Are there any books you’ve bought based on the cover alone?

Just One More Page

Yeah, about the adage, I do try not to fall for the pretty cover = must check it out. Sadly, I do fall for it sometimes when I’m browsing aimlessly through the bookstore (though it’s usually the title of the novel that catches my attention during such occasions). A very pretty/spiffy/cool cover for a book does the trick in drawing a reader to checking out the back blurb and seeing what the novel is all about (I do read the back still and flip a bit through the pages but it’s that initial attraction from the cover that leads me to steps two and three there, haha). A couple of books I bought on the whim thanks to the cover are:

  • Chris Evans’s A Darkness Forged in Fire — Very cool cover, very shiny and attention-grabbing, LOL
  • Juan Gomez-Jurado’s God’s Spy — Can’t find a link on but it’s a good example in my experience of NOT picking up something based on what you glanced over while browsing the shelves =\
  • John Meaney’s Bone Song — When I saw the cover, and then the tag line—“Even death has its own laws–and those sworn to uphold them”—I knew I had to check it out =)

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Should Be Reading

My teaser for this week: “‘Mr. Thorpe had no business to invent any such message. If I had thought it right to put it off, I could have spoken to Miss Tilney myself.'” – p. 80, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. For a change of pace, I decided to re-read Northanger Abbey; I love this book 🙂

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