Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday!
Every Tuesday, The Broke and the Bookish host Top Ten Tuesday, wherein every week bloggers list their top ten choices based on a prompt. This week's prompt is:
Book Covers I Wish I Could Redesign
In no particular order:
1) Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn
I love Deanna Raybourn. I love her books. I love her blog. I even follow her on Twitter. She is the only mystery novelist that I read and I don't even mind that her books contain a hint of romance because Nicholas Brisbane is such an awesome character that I would be surprised if Lady Julia didn't fall for him.
Silent on the Moor is the third book in the Lady Julia series and it was the first one that I wish I could have bought in a paper bag. I'm not a particularly macho guy but the cover of this book just SCREAMS bodice-ripper romance and that is not at all what the Lady Julia novels are about. The first two books, Silent in the Grave and Silent in the Sanctuary, both had really amazing covers that did not in any way resemble a cheesy romance novel. I just wish the rest of the books had stayed with that theme and not devolved into, well, into that monstrosity above.
2) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by J.K. Rowling
Okay, so there's a lot more than just the cover that I wish I could change about this book, but that's a whole other story. This cover, to me, is the most boring out of all of the Harry Potter covers. It's also the one that really doesn't say much about the book. By looking at this cover, I would guess that this book is the story of how Harry Potter played Quidditch in the Colosseum. I would not guess that it was actually the longest camping trip in the entire world punctuated by senseless deaths. But...maybe that's just me.
Um...no that's all I've got. Just those two. I tend not to really pay that much attention to covers. Plus, a lot of the books I've read have been reprinted several times so they have a ton of different covers. If it weren't that I really dislike these two covers, I probably wouldn't have participated this week at all. But I had to complain about them so I'm glad that I decided to participate after all.