And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…it’s time to share our January book choices for the 2018 Reading Challenge!
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This month’s prompt is ‘a book you chose for it’s cover’. I derived a great deal of pleasure from walking through our local used bookstore, scanning the shelves for something that jumped out at me. There were a couple of contenders, but the ultimate winner was The Most Eligible Bachelor Romance Collection: Nine Historical Novellas Celebrate Marrying for All the Right Reasons.
The first thing that caught my attention was the title. I feel like romances most often focus on the lady in the story so it seems like it might be a nice change of pace to read about the gentlemen this time around. I also liked the font and color of the title, so that helped, as well as the fact that I enjoy anthologies (like this one, for instance).
Once I pulled it off the shelf, seeing the pages sealed the deal. I love the rough edges! It makes me feel like I’m about to read an old journal or something. That little detail gives the book some added character and made me want to take it home, because I’ve never owned a book with pages like that before.
I haven’t even read the first word of it yet, so I’m withholding judgement on whether or not I made a good choice, but I do know I’m excited about it! Even if it’s terrible I still had fun searching for it. If you want to join in the bookish fun check out the reading challenge here, and see if there are any prompts that strike your fancy.