Today kicks off banned books week and I will be reading Beloved by Toni Morrison. I have never read Morrison and feel that is a large hole in my reading repertoire.
As I was walking out of the aisle of M authors at the library, I saw this book:
Dark intrigue AND cheese? Yes, please! Plus there’s a picture of blue cheese, which I love, on the cover. Yum.
The title made me pull the book off the shelf; the picture of the cheese wedge made me read tag line; and that’s what made me check it out.
I’d like to think I was more discriminating choosing what I read, but sometimes it does just come down to that. Who knows, yesterday or tomorrow I wouldn’t have been intrigued by the title Edward Trencom’s Nose, but today I was. It makes me wonder how many good books I’m passing up…and how to capitalize on the whims of the reader with just a title and cover to entice them.