It's not about the house.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Not The Winner, Part 8

cuz donna said...

Your coolest looking book cover.


This is a tough call. "Coolest-looking" means not my favorite book, not one I think it's funny that I own and just want to show off, not even the very first book I ever read -- which I actually still have around here somewhere. Just "coolest looking." Period.

The first one that popped to mind -- the one I named this blog after, in fact -- I've long-since ruined the dustjacket on. And a hardcover without a dustjacket, although 99% of the time better-looking for it, is still just a hardcover without a dustjacket.

So I narrowed it down to two. Both of which I bought at yard sales for their covers. Neither of which I've read.

First, and more germane:


I truly have no idea what it's about. Well, a house. That much I know. But the cover is so very, I'm afraid that if I pick it up I'll ruin it. Literally, or else just the idea of it that I have in my head. Every time I've opened it to read, I've put it down. Maybe someday I'll find it in a paperback. At least that way I'd only wreck the mental image.

Second, and more German:

I'm pretty sure I know what's inside there. And I'm pretty sure I'm never going to be any more familiar with it than I am right now. Even if they printed it on beer.

But it is cool-looking, don't you think? And besides, I've never read it. For all I know it could be full of cookie recipes!

Mmmm... pfeffernuesse...

5 comments:

cuz donna said...

I have to admit, when you posted the "Goldie the Sunshine Fairy" book cover, I thought I'd won. Then I felt REALLY scared for you because if that was the "coolest looking book cover" you own... I think you should throw caution to the wind and read the "Half Crown House". The other book should be kindling...

EGE said...

Ooh, sorry Donna! I didn't even realize "Goldie the Sunshine Fairy" was a book cover -- I just thought it was a funny thing to say. Hi, I'm Goldie the Sunshine Fairy!

And yeah, book #2 is full of hate, but if you burn hate it just gets hotter.

Whoa, did I just get philosophical there for a second? Somebody slap me!

su said...

Donna, when I read your post I thought, at first, it said coolest coobook cover. And I know Johnny has a bazillion cookbooks, Remember the Irish pudding stashed in the Chinese cookbook? So If is wasn't knickers I also thought you would win but for a different reason. Stupidity is the reasonI guess as I misread.

theotherbear said...

Now I feel I want to read the Half Crown House.

iloveupstate.com said...

Glad you're digging the camera!!!