Monday, 15 February 2010

Monday Randomness

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Everyone's starting their Monday morning posts by describing how wonderful their Valentine's Day was.

As someone who recently made the decision to become single and had her first V day alone in four years, I'd just like to say:

FUCK VALENTINE'S DAY!

I hope you choked on your chocolates and your roses gave you hives.

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Right. *phew* I think I got that out of my system. My apologies but I went into Starbucks yesterday and hadn't really realised, until now, how utterly disgusting and gooey people in love are.

So I went out with two of my friends and got drunk. :) 'Twas fun.

Anyway, was there a point to this post?

Probably not.

But while I'm here, I'd like to mention this book I'm reading at the moment. I chose it to review for Bookgeeks and, while I'm not really that into it, know that there'a a huge fanbase out there for this kind of stuff.

But I spotted the US cover and compared it to mine, which has the UK cover, and thought, 'Wow. If I'd seen the US cover, I'd have probably never looked twice.'

Isn't it amazing how we try not to judge a book by its cover but so do?

So, here's my question...

Which cover do you prefer? And would one make you more inclined to pick it up and read the back than the other? And why?


UK vs US















 

9 comments:

Rabbitinahat said...

I just sort of ignored the fact that it was Valentine's Day. I didn't get angry or bitter or upset about it... just unpacked my stuff and made some awesome stir fry... the drunk thing sounds good though.

mattviews said...

Hmmm...I spent the last four Valentine's Days with a book myself and really, it wasn't that bad. This year someone very special has changed everything but we still enjoyed a quiet, low-key V-Day. No expensive dinners but a walk to a garden. Things will always get better, Ceri. :)

Vivienne said...

Valentine's is so overrated. Even when you are a couple. It is just an excuse to grab more money from you. ( Though saying that I will not part with my book vouchers, hubby gave me!)

I like the cover on the left best.

Ryan G said...

I can't stand Valentines Day, I'm just glad I'm not the only one.

I like the cover on the left.

Michelle said...

Valentine's Day is a fabricated holiday that glorifies love and makes it okay to only express it one day out of the year. Totally overrated and unacceptable, IMHO. Love, true love, is not about how much you spend on a person but about just being there for them, and you do not need a holiday to express that. So I agree completely with your sentiments regarding that particular day.

I love the book cover on the left (the UK version). Isn't it interesting the different marketing techniques for each country?

Melody said...

If a couple is truly in love, then everyday is a Valentine's Day.

I'd prefer the left cover.

naida said...

haha, I posted a pic of my roses, teddybear and chocolates hubby gave me!
I like the cover on the left.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Violet said...

I spent Valentines Day with my single friends when I was single and it was always lots of fun.

Even this year with my husband, we didn't really celebrate Valentines day, we just wished each other and that was it :)

gnoegnoe said...

LOL No real Valentine's Day in The Netherlands! Maybe you should consider emigrating?