Judging a book by its title
June 13, 2008
I did it. Today, for the first time, I bought a book based solely on its title. In my defense, was it a doozie: A Tisket, a Tasket, a Fancy Stolen Casket. I had to pick it up. I didn’t even make it through the back cover copy…something about a mortuary cosmetologist stumbling into a mystery. Good enough for me.
Basically, I’m convinced any author that comes up with a title that makes me snarf out loud is going to give me a book I enjoy reading. Naive, perhaps. But, hey, some of my best book buys have been on a whim. It’s how I found MaryJanice Davidson. Undead and Unwed, anyone? Another fantastic title. Or The Naked Duke by Sally MacKenzie – had to see that one. It didn’t disappoint, either. In fact, that one has a permanent spot on my keeper shelf.
So what about everyone else? What books have you grabbed because of a good title?
And while The Accidental Demon Slayer has no tiskets, taskets or fancy stolen caskets, I think it’s a darned good read. This week’s advanced reading copy winner is Judi. And no, I don’t have a last name, but it’s the Judi whose email then starts with “sid…”. I don’t want to post your whole email here, but I’ll be dropping you a personal note. In the mean time – congrats Judi!
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