Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mondays: Mailbox/whereabouts

Musing Mondays (BIG)

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?
Covers do make a difference. I seldom pick out books with cartoonish or movie covers. I also stay away from explicit covers. I like those to be sober, and relevant to the content in the book. Clean cut covers attract me. Size too matters. I don't go in for bigger than usual books. I also know that covers can be deceptive. Sometimes they don't do justice to the book and put off prospective readers. Fonts too make a difference. Certain fonts put me off. And others call out to me to pick the book!

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? is a weekly event hosted by J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Book Blog, "to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read, and the books to be finish this week."

I finished the following:
The Texicans by Nina Vida
I am in the midst of reading:

Blasted by Kate Story
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Renascence & Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
I posted reviews of:
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The Texicans by Nina Vida

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Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia, In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and New Crayons is hosted by Color Online. Check all three which are related to books you receive in the past week.

I received only one book:


The Lost Book of Salem by Katherine Howe
This book is available in the US as The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.

I was mighty pleased to receive this book.

23 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've read good things about the one book you did get. Hope you enjoy it!

naida said...

I'm a sucker for a good book cover.

Happy reading!
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Bluestocking said...

I'm not that into book covers.

Here is my musing

Here's what I'm reading

Yvonne said...

Generally, I don't buy a book by the cover but sometimes I'll see something that hits me and I'll get it.

Rebecca said...

The Lost Book of Salem sounds like a really good book. Hope you enjoy it.

Teddyree said...

Hope you have a great reading week. I enjoyed your review of Year of Wonders.

Rebecca said...

I didn't think of the font, but you're right, the font can play a part in my choosing too.

Kristen said...

Combining two of your memes, I love the cover on The Lost Book of Salem. Much more appealing to me than the US cover.

Bonnie said...

I like the name and cover art much better on this copy compared to the Physick Book. Much more appealing.

Literature Crazy said...

In response to the Musing Mondays post, size is a big factor for me as well... I really don't like mass market paperback (I find it a little easier to read/hold the book open while doing something else/etc. when I'm reading a trade paperback).

BooksPlease said...

I like the look of the cover of The Lost Book of Salem, but it wouldn't influence me to buy it.

Carrie K. said...

Ooo, I really want to read The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - can't wait to hear what you think of it.

Mari said...

I have the Texicans as well. Just haven't started it yet. Enjoy your new book.

Serena said...

I like the title of this one! Though the U.S. title is interesting as well. happy reading.

K said...

I'll usually pick up a book if it has a good cover. But i wont buy it solely based on that.
Although it is usually the cover that gets my attention first.
Happy reading !!

Care said...

Book covers aren't a big deal for me. In Cold Blood - what a book! I found it quite chilling, but loved what Capote did with it.

J. Kaye said...

BLASTED sounds good!

okbolover said...

I never thought about the font....it hasn't bothered me yet.

caite said...

yes, I agree that font is another issue.

Anna said...

I like that cover better than the U.S. one. Looking forward to your thoughts.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Marie Burton said...

I read the K Howe book in a weekend, and reviewed it.. It was a very enjoyable read and I enjoyed learning some more to the Salem story. A Keeper!

Mary said...

Enjoy your reading this week!

avisannschild said...

I love the cover for The Lost Book of Salem. I hope you enjoy it!