Well, at least that's what I imagine my photo shoot would sound like.
No, I'm talking about book covers. I'll admit, once I bought a book because of the pretty stuff on the front. It turned out to be disappointing. Although it ended up on the NYT's best seller list, so what do I know? I eventually gave it to someone, but I decided to keep the dust jacket ;)
I come by my book buying philosophy honestly, though. When I was in grade two my mom bought me a book because she thought the girl on the cover looked like me.
I still fondly remember that story, so I guess she knew what she was doing.
|By Bernice Thurman Hunter|
photo credit amazon.com
|Me, age seven. Good times in plaid.|
These days, I tend to go for the covers that are simple but striking. I've noticed that in most cases the cover has nothing to do with the story. It's usually an image that will catch your eye and make you pick up the book off the shelf, which I guess is the whole point.
My favorite cover this year, hands down, is CINDER by Marissa Meyer.
|photo credit, usatodabooks.com|
I love the black, white and red (worked for Twilight), especially the hardware under the sheer stocking...very unexpected. Also, the calligraphy style font of the title is perfect. This is the kind of cover that you will recognize immediately and not confuse with any other book.
What are some of your favorite covers? Post your picks in the comments and read what others think.
Next Monday I'll be blogging the season finale of Once Upon A Time.