Monday, August 27, 2012

It's Monday, what's on the cover?

I'm reading several books right now. Once grad school starts that will probably change. Bare with me, posting might become a little more infrequent. But on to the business at hand. It's been a while since I've done this. It's Monday, so what's on the cover?

The cover of The Lost Button by Irene Rozdobudko looks like a beautiful watercolor painting. Is she an angel sitting on a cloud? She has an air of innocence. The cover doesn't seem to match the story. A young man becomes obsessed with an older woman he meets on vacation. His love for her consumes his life. She was able to go back to her life but he wasn't. This is my first foray into Ukrainian literature, and so far so good. A review will be posted tomorrow.

Midwinter Blood by Mons Kallentoft is a creepy murder mystery. That hand frozen on the cover doesn't leave much to the imagination. The body of an obese man is left hanging from a tree and the cops are stumped. Was it murder? I don't know yet, but I can tell the description of his body WAS NOT pleasant. I was gagging at the description.

The Book Lover by Maryann McFadden is a unique take on the publishing industry. Despite rejection after rejection, would you still try to get your book published? Or would you give up? The woman in this book didn't give up. I was drawn to the book simple because of the title. What book lover wouldn't want to read a book about fellow book lovers? Hopefully, I can be done by the end of the week.

The young girl on the cover looks so alone. Why? I've had The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth on my radar for a while. I read a review on another blog and thought it was interesting. A young girl from a small Montana town has just begun to discover herself. She doesn't know everything, but Cameron knows she is gay. How will her family react? Her parents have died and her aunt doesn't approve of Cameron's sexual orientation. She wants to send her to a "reeducation" camp. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

Just looking at the cover of A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter, you know this isn't a kiddie story. It's about a love affair between a college dropout and a French shopgirl. So far the story is very vanilla. I have yet to come across anything racy, but I'm only about 40 pages in. I'm having a little trouble following the plot, but I'll keep going for now. Happy reading everyone!!

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