I Confess….

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 Comments on “I Confess….

  1. 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!

  2. 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. =)

    • I really dont like romance books Jennifer. This one wasnt one – more of a spoofy book of errors – a lot like the Evanovich series. 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. That is so funny. As they say you should never judge a book by its cover, or it seems by its title either.

    Thankyou for visiting my Blog, returning the compliment!

    • LindyLouMac, I agree! I keep thinking their has to be a blog post int heir somewhere about judging books by their titles…

  9. 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….

  10. Great confession! That’s quite a title and author name; I might have reacted in the same way.

  11. Wow, that’s definitely a dubious title/author combination! Glad you enjoyed it, though, after you were forced to read it. 🙂

  12. 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. 🙂

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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