Friday, August 14, 2009

The Friday 56 – 14 Aug 2009

The Rules:

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to Storytime With Tonya and Friends.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


Move Heaven and Earth by Christina Dodd

I’ll bring you dinner on a tray, and you can go to bed.”

When I picked this up, I thought it was a new book. It turns out to be a re-issue of a 1995 book. Still a decent escapist read, and not one I have read before, but still….
It kinda irritates me that publishers engage in these “deceptive” practices: issuing the same paperbacks with different covers; re-issuing older books as if they were new; issuing copies written by an author under one pseudonym using the currently more popular nom de plume; etc, etc, etc. I’m a devoted bibliophile – you don’t have to trick me into buying books.

Thanks for visiting today.

1 comment:

Tonya said...

I hate that too! I especially hate when they re-issue books by a popular author under their real name that were previously published under a pseudonym when they were younger. They are rarely worth the effort.