O.M.G.: What are you waiting for? Go out and buy this book now! Superb: It's wonderful, but you can wait for a coupon. Give it a try: It's good, but I would wait for paperback. Meh: It will be in the library eventually. Naahhhhhhhhh!!!: Do I really need to explain?
I finished Up From the Blue by Susan Henderson, look for a review by Wednesday or Thursday. I had to give up on Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle. I gave it 85 pages, but short stories just aren't my thing. I'm still reading Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens, and it's good. I have also started Testarossa, City of Tranquil Light and A Friend of the Family. It's this last selection that brings us to Monday's weekly cover feature.
Last week, Algonquin surprised me with a review copy of A Friend of The Family by Lauren Grodstein. I was mesmerized by the cover. Can you guess which one? The one on the right is the hardcover. I received the glossy paperback edition. The paperback cover makes me think, "why is that woman a friend of the family?" She can't possibly be up to any good. That eye is staring right at me. Does she want something? If so what? I don't ask those questions when I look at the hardcover edition. On the hardcover, I think that man or woman wants to end it all or just runaway from life. Maybe it's all true, but the paperback edition is definitely more interesting. Look for a review and blog Q&A on Nov. 5.
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