TGIF (7) & FF (3)

March 9, 2012 Meme, TGIF 15

TGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads
Promote An Author: Is there a particular author you wish got more recognition?  Pick one author & tell us why we should read their work
Ballads of Suburbia        I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone

There are so many good authors out there.  Most of the books I read are widely popular, but earlier this year I read Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuenhert and it was Amazing!  I will admit that I haven’t yet read I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone, but I plan on it. 

Stephanie Kuenhert is not a light and fluffy author so her books aren’t for everyone, but Ballads of Suburbia was completely engaging.  It amazes me that so few people have read it, and that it’s not at my local library.  If you get the chance I encourage you to check out her books.

Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. Every week they feature a new blogger and ask a question.  Learn more about Feature & Follow.

Q: Have you ever looked at book’s cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.

Q: Have you ever looked at a book’s cover and thought, this is going to be horrible?  But was instead pleasantly surprised?  Show us the cover and tell us about the book.
I didn’t like this cover at all.  I can’t tell you how many times I walked by it at Target, with all the signs saying “check out this great book” and refused to even pick it up.  Plus, it’s about a circus and I’m not really fond of circuses.  I read it for book club and it was really good.  And it’s about so much more than the circus.  I loved the characters, their journey and especially Rose, the elephant.


15 Responses to “TGIF (7) & FF (3)”

  1. Renu

    I’m not really fond of the cover too, but after watching the movie and enjoying I will defo have to check the book out. :)

    – New follower

  2. ....Petty Witter

    Totally different from the cover of the Water For Elephants book I read which showed a showgirl. Read for my readers group, we all agreed that, looking at the cover alone, we thought it was going to be a story of a woman of, shall we say, ill repute. Not that I like the cover you show any better but at least it gives some indication of what the book is about.

  3. Violette

    New follower here!

    I have to completely agree about Water For Elephants. I kept getting those Amazon emails like, “Best books of 2010!,” “Recommended for youuu!” but scrolled past it due to the cover. After I finally gave in and picked it up, I was in love. :)

    My FF is here.

  4. Darlene

    I can’t say if I would enjoy Stephanie Kuenhert’s books or not because sometimes I lean toward light and fluffy authors, but I am always willing to give it a chance! I can also agree about your opinion on the Water for Elephants cover. I honestly thought it was an educational sort of book for a really long time. I had no clue it was a love story until I heard of the movie! Hah! Thanks for sharing!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      Until the movie Water for Elephants was kind of marketed as a circus book and it should have been marketed as a love story that takes place in a circus. To me those are two totally different concepts.

      Ballads of Suburbia was really good, but it’s not one I would recommend to everyone. It was tough to read.

  5. Dalene @ A Date with a Book

    Interesting choice? I thoroughly loved the book!! I don’t know that I recall my feelings about the cover prior to reading it. It was a book club choice, that may be why. New follower :P Here’s My FF

  6. bas1chs

    I completely know what you mean about the book cover for “Water for Elephants.” I sometimes wonder how publishers come up with the final book covers. Then when I see additional printings, I think “Why didn’t they pick that one the first time?!”