Friday, July 27, 2012

Judge a Book by Its Cover

Last week Dana Goldberg posted this piece.  Sylvie, Juniper and I were outside of Modern Times Bookstore on our way to picking up vegetables for dinner and I thought I'd replicate the experiment, for science sake.

Here are the findings:

Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith

Juniper: It has a bad cover.
Me: Why?  What's wrong with it?
J: She looks burned up.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Me: What do you think this one's about?
J: A man.
Sylvie: A man.
J: And a ball.  [opening cover] And words.  It's about words.

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

S: Mmmm . . . a ball!
J: No, it's about cupcake making.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

J: That looks like Mamu.

Rhapsody by Elizabth Haydon

Me: Okay, tell me what happens in this book.
J: Fighting!
Me: What kind of fighting?
J: Uhh, fighting like when you tackle each other and wrestle on each other.
Me: What about these people?  What can you tell me about these people?
J: They look not very nice at all.

Banishing Verona by Margot Livesey

J: It's about people having babies.

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