This morning I seen this fun post to link to over at Home Girl’s Blog. I had a busy day and had no time to do anything with it until now…. but I do have a funny story to share about a book.
A couple years ago my book club voted our book choice to be a book called Leave It To Cleavage by Wendy Wax. I was horrified. So many good books out there to read and this, this is what gets voted in. Not only did the title make me feel a little uneasy…. so did the author’s name.
I ordered my copy from our local book store and when it came in they called me and I went in to pick it up. I made sure I was alone at the counter and told them they had a book for me under my name. The man at the counter went and looked through a pile of books and in a loud voice said, “Oh, do you mean Leave It To Cleavage?”
In a small voice I respond, “mmmm hhhmmmm…. that’s the one.”
He brings me the books and proceeds to tell me that there was a big write-up in the Minneapolis paper about that book just that day and it was a rave review. I pay for the book and quickly head out the door.
Turns out, the book was actually a funny lite read and not at all what I was thinking it might be. It kind of reminds me of an early Evanovich style of read. I confess I was guilty of not only of judging a book by its title but also, I judged the author by her name. To this day my book club still harasses me a little bit for my over reaction to this book.
41 thoughts on “I Confess….”
Wow so.. wow. Yeah I would have had the same reaction lol
Yes Lydia…. I am a book dork. LOL
I’m looking at the cover thinking…yeah I don’t care how good that book is, it would never leave my bedroom, I wouldn’t want to risk that someone might drop by and see what I was reading!
It was a dorky read but funny…. I am sure I read it at home Lisa…. 🙂
I JUST (like a minute ago) finished typing up my review for The Accidental Bestseller and I called it Wendy Wax’s debut… I had no idea she had written other books, lol! Oops! I just went and deleted the word ‘debut’ from my review. =)
LOL Jenny – that really is funny! I forgot she had a new one out. I will need to check out your review.
haha! Looks like a fun book. Thanks for playing!
Thanks for thinking of it Rachel – it was fun 🙂
I can relate. I don’t like romance novels because of the covers. I really need to give them a try.
I really dont like romance books Jennifer. This one wasnt one – more of a spoofy book of errors – a lot like the Evanovich series. 🙂
Ha ha, I would have had the same reaction as you I think. I’m guily of trying to hide he covers of books on the train lest I should be judged!
Thats funny Book because I am that person who is alwats trying to see what other people are reading…. not only on line but also in real life (LOL)
I am always trying to get a glimpse of the cover!
Too funny! I’m trying to think if I have any guilty pleasure books to confess. Hmmm…I’ll have to think on it!
You’re right, it does sound cheesy! But Wendy Wax (she must have made it up, right?) writes funny and intriguing books. I won her book “An Accidental Bestseller” from J. Kaye’s blog.
I never researched her name Laurel, I wonder if it is her name? It was the title and the author name combo that had me freaking out…LOL
I posted my review (yesterday) of her about-to-be-published (March 2) book Magnolia Wednesdays. Not only is it a “nice” title but it also has a lovely cover 😀
Thanks for confessing, I’ll have to look for the book!
Oh good Mary – I will have to look! I had heard she had a new one and I was curious if her writing was still kind of tongue in cheek.
Many thanks for your best wishes, its good to be back and I’m looking forward to having a proper catch up over the next few days.
Good to hear from you Petty Witter! 🙂
That’s hilarious! I would sooo have put a paper cover on that book even if I didn’t read it anywhere but in my own home. Of course, the title just made me laugh out loud. I may have to see if my local library has a copy. I promise I’ll be making sure a female librarian checks me out though, if it does. LOL.
thanks for sharing!
LOL – it really isnt as bad as it sounds Hannah! 🙂 If you read it let me know what you think. 🙂
That is so funny. As they say you should never judge a book by its cover, or it seems by its title either.
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LindyLouMac, I agree! I keep thinking their has to be a blog post int heir somewhere about judging books by their titles…
That is too funny, but I can understand why you felt like that. I probably would have reacted the same way.
My ever loving book club enjoys this memory Kathy. 🙂
That is a funny story. And they’re always so bright, aren’t they? No dull colors there. Just goes to show though, she’s obviously still writing and now has a story out with a more “bookish” title!
LOL Julie – when I picked it up at the library it may as well have been the size the size of a car door….. I felt that everyone must have heard him say the title out loud….
Great confession! That’s quite a title and author name; I might have reacted in the same way.
Wow, that’s definitely a dubious title/author combination! Glad you enjoyed it, though, after you were forced to read it. 🙂
Hannah, I am curious now about her most recent books, they sound good!
I will admit it. I’m a closet junk food book reader. Trashy romance, chick lit, frivolous stories of riches and drama.
I would have had Amazon deliver that book. lol And then hid it from my husband for fear of being mocked. 🙂
Erin – Amazon would have been a good idea!
LOL! I may have done the same thing. That is a strange title to have on a book, but eye catching. Great story!
Thanks Melissa- while I dont remember a lot about the book – I will always remember the story 🙂
What a cute story! Didn’t anyone tell you not to judge a book by its….title? lol! I may have to check this one out.
Right Maryrose! I am seriously thinking of doing a blog post on that!
Both judgements are easy to do. I didn’t read romance for many years because of the bodice ripper covers. I was too embarrassed to be seen with them. It is a shame. There are some very good authors writing in that field. I think those covers are part of the reason romance hasn’t been taken seriously for so long. Once I can get people past the reputation and covers, they enjoy them.
Once again we are reminded that the old adage “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” is so very true.
Thats a really good point Pat. I dont read romance and I guess I never really thought beyond the cover.