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Topic: Headless ladies vs. The Feet

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Subject: Headless ladies vs. The Feet
Date Posted: 12/29/2010 7:29 AM ET
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Okay, so I'm browsing through a new Baker and Taylor (book wholesaler) catalog at work yesterday.  We are all familiar with the headless ladies on our historical fiction books...but contemporary fiction is nothing feet (mostly bare) and legs! What is up with the Body Parts Covers??

Another trend: "they" describe a book solely in terms of other books.  For example: "This lovely debut  is a little Three Cups of Tea, and a little Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet."  angry  My first question is: Fiction or no? Make up your minds. It just annoyed me.  I did see some interesting titles for the Shiny New category, though!

Date Posted: 12/29/2010 9:14 AM ET
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It annoys me when they describe a new work by using the titles of books that sold millions of copies. Isn't it interesting how this one book is just like these three books which happened to make millions of dollars..... Yeah, right. (We really need a "roll your eyes" smilie")  Wait, is this one - sad?

 

There is a contemp fiction author whose books mostly have feet as the cover art. Hildenbrand? I don't think I'm spelling that correctly. It might not even be the right name, I don't know. I knew this author used feet and legs, but I didn't realize it was becoming a trend.

Date Posted: 12/30/2010 5:01 PM ET
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When I read the subject of this thread I thought it said  Headless Ladies vs. The Fleet  now how is that for a mash-up book. cheeky