I only read novels that physically attract me to them due to the book covers. Not because of the common ‘judge a book by its cover‘ mental concept, but by the art itself of how the artist put together the composition of the painting to be so pleasing to the eye. If the book cover tantalizes my eyes, I then read the synopsis on the back. If the synopsis tells too much, my mind figures out the story and finds clichés and tropes right after. I then put the book back on the shelf and start over in search for one that attracts my attention.
Once I’ve found the right book with the cover that is beautiful as the work of art that it is and that the synopsis hasn’t given away too much and that my mind is unable to unravel the story from there, I’ll buy it and start reading the next day.
This is a small list of books that did just that for me…
The Woman In Black by Susan Hill
What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Queen’s Own by Mercedes Lackey
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Fear Street Series by R.L. Stine
I would post more, but my collection was given away to charity without my knowledge due to unforeseen circumstances and a bad turn of events from 2 years ago since I had to leave nearly everything behind.
I also read non-fiction more in the educational side. If I read biographies it is for study only, not much for entertainment. I would also have posted more to this list if I had the funds and the bookshelf space for more books. It takes time to build the physical library one wants in the computer room to become a true library and no I do not read books by computer screens. It hurts my eyes.
Well, the new year is here and this is my first blog post to start out. I will still probably write an article or post once a month as I have always been. I’m not much for writing author page blog articles since I have so much more work to do for my book series. I will be keeping tabs here from time to time on how my progress is going, but if you want to keep up with me you can find me on Facebook. The link is in the About section up top. Thank you.