This week Becky asked us to "Pick a book--any book, really--and search out multiple book cover images for that book. They could span a decade or two (or more)...Or they could span several countries. Which cover is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Which one best 'captures' what the book is about?"
I picked The Secret Life of Bees. I was amazed at how many different covers were published for a book that's less than ten years old. Of course, many of them are in different languages, but somehow I don't expect there to be such a variety. Here's a sample:
**I have no idea why the table starts way down the page. Think of it as anticipation. Wait for it....
I'd have to go with #3, because that's the one I read and I'm most familiar with. And there's a simplicity to it that I love. Cover #12 is cute, but it seems like they're trying to tell the story on the cover with pictures, and it's a bit too much. I'm not particularly fond of book covers that try to render a picture of the characters; I find I like to imagine them myself.
And I'm really not fond of book covers with movie tie-ins. Though I've heard good things about this movie, it's not the same as the book EVER. I feel like I'm buying an advertisement for the movie whenever I acquire one of those and I resent that. If given a choice, I always pick the one that is NOT the movie stars on the cover.
See what other Weekly Geeks came up with. Thanks Becky for a fun Geek assignment!