Judging a book by its cover










Are there any ever any book covers that you are embarrassed to buy? Well not embarrassed by such but are there any books covers you look at and think if someone sees me reading that…I know we should  not care what others think but for example I’m not going to sit and read in bed with a highlander infront of my mum with a cover like that haha. I’m sure my mother does not want to know.

Since e readers such as Kindles, Nooks, Kobo ect have been invented if a book has a sexy cover or what I consider risqué anyway then I buy it on my Kindle. I read absolutely everywhere so find it uncomfortable reading a book with such a cover in public, at work (Imagine my boss’s face!), or in front of my parents. I find people think what are you reading and give you looks when you read a romance book with a mills and boon cover in public or just think your reading hardcore erotica. Most of these books actually have a really good story in it  which is why I love them and sure they contain sex scenes but hey I like that. The Mccabe and The Montgomerys & Armstrongs books are some of my favourites but they do have a ‘those’ covers.

You all know how eagerly I have been waiting for Highland Ever After, this book has one of those covers. I’m going to be buy it as an ebook so my parents and co workers are not scandalised.

So my question is do you buy books with such a cover and if so in what format? Or does this not bother you.


Limiting my book buying – The self imposed book buying ban


I will put my hands up and say my to be read pile is getting out of hand. Recently I have been struggling to get into reading properly, so I thought I’d take a break rather than force myself. Now I am back and raring to go with both my reading and blogging. What I have accepted though is I need a self imposed book buying ban. I have about 70 unread books on my physical bookshelf and about 150 unread books on my Kindle. Shocking, I know right?! The Kindle book buying has got so out of hand because unlike a book shelf you do not see the amount of books you have. Ofcourse there is always the money factor involved with book buying bans, I have realised I am really spending too much on books if they are at the moment just going to sit on my shelf and collect dust. So from now the only books I shall be reading are the ones already on my bookshelf, on my kindle or ones sent to me as an ARC for a review. This will just be until I have my to be read pile under control which as you can imagine will take a while.

Is anyone else on a book buying ban??

Happy reading!!