Welcome to Coffee Shop Talks! This week I got to sit down for coffee with Danielle (Coffee and Characters) and Cat and Jamie (Addicted 2 Heroines) and Traci (Mad Hatter Reads) to talk about various bookish and bloggish related topics. Pull up a chair and let’s chat!
This week’s topic is:
Favorite books with covers I would never be caught in public with.
If you asked me this questions about 20 years ago I would have told you I hide my Steamy Historical Romance novel covers because I was 100% positive people knew it was filled with nothing but sex. I can actually remember folding back the cover so no one would see it. If someone asked what I was reading I would quickly just tell them nothing good because I was scared it would scream “SEX IN THIS BOOK, SHE IS READING SEX” if I told them the genre and title. Most of the books I picked was how the cover looked and the title. I was even embarrassed to stand in the romance section at the book store.
This was one of the books I would hide from public and it’s one of my favorites…
But now I will tell you I am not embarrassed of the covers, I am at that point that I am not worried about what other people think, mostly because they are all on my kindle or nook or iPad (I love my technology). I also realized I am a Cover Snob since I am a sucker for a pretty cover and I love to show them off.
Now I am proud to show off covers like this middle grade read and one of my favorite series…
With everything on electronics it’s really hard to see covers and for people to realize what you are reading. I sort of miss those days that someone would bend over in front of you kind of upside down to see the cover of your book and you would proudly hold it up so the person can see. Unless it screamed SEX then people would put the book on there laps and shoosh you away because I think some people are still embarrassed by that 🙂
Do you have a favorite book with a cover that you would never be caught in public with?
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