I admit it…I totally judge books by their covers. Always! And you know what, about 85% of the time the opinions I form based soley on the cover design end up being true by the time I make it to the end of a book. Does that happen to you too?
The latest tome I scrutinized is one whose cover caught my attention while I was awaiting my recent connecting flight in the Tennessee airport: Anthropology of an American Girl. I am only one third of the way through, but have already fallen in love with first-time author Hilary Thayer Hamann’s brilliant style. She writes about heavy subjects and simple things with in words so exquisitely expressed that I find myself reading and re-reading single sentences over and over again just so that I can feel the emotion her words evoke again and again. Like this description of a beard (of all things). “A scratchy copper beard dusted his chin, making a wafery layer like penny-colored frost on a windowpane.” Isn’t that brilliant!
Anyhow, the content will not be for everyone…and I generally tend to think that recommending books is much like suggesting how someone should cut their hair or raise their child (not generally recommended). So please take my words of praise as a simple opinion and feel free to judge this book by its cover or in whatever way that you see fit. xo Ez
Cover design by: Greg Mollica | Cover artwork by: Leanne Shapton – You really must check out her site, especially her pattern designs (which oh my goodness…I just realized that I blogged about in 2008! Fun!).