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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Can You Tell A Book By Its Cover?

My wonderful friend Susie tagged me with the perfect meme for a retired librarian. It's called the Book Cover Meme. It sounded really easy. Here's what you do:
  1. Go to the Advanced book search on Amazon
  2. Type your first name into the Title field
  3. Post the most interesting/amusing cover that shows up
Sounds easy right? Well, apparently when your name is "Joan," there's one little problem. It seems there are hundreds upon hundreds of books written about Joan of Arc. Now I'm neither a saint nor a martyr so I clicked through pages and pages of books about the young French hero until I finally found something that might be considered "amusing." Here's the result:


How about that...a title that actually describes me these days. Lately my mind seems one big jumble of thoughts, ideas, facts, words...all without the benefit of any type of organization. And that's pretty amazing for someone who spent her adult life living in the world of books and the Dewey Decimal System.

So now I get to tag others with this fun little exercise. Hmmm...who should I choose? OK...I tag Lynn, Patti, Ralph, Rosemary, Lynne and anyone else who might like to try their hand at it. Enjoy!

9 comments:

Susie said...

This was a fun meme, wasn't it! Thanks so much for playing along!!
(I don't think your thoughts are jumbled at all :)
xo

Patti said...

this looks like fun! I just completed my 5 things meme you gave me.

have a good Thursday ;-)

Mary said...

What a fun meme. I did this the other night when I read someone else's blog, but haven't posted the results yet. Maybe later today. I'm just visiting blogs between loads of laundry. Thanks for sharing. The book looks like it's fun.

Blessings for a great day.
Mary

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

my brain is not going right today. i will be jumble bee~~

smiles, bee

Renee said...

I've actually read this book and it's a lot of fun! http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Renees-Mice-Elizabeth-Hoffman/dp/0892725052/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195154420&sr=1-4

Patti said...

That was fun! I just posted.

Patti said...

And Ralph said he is game. He'll do it later ;-)

rosemary said...

sending me to a book site is dangerous....for my bank account but I'll suffer through it.

Lynne said...

I looked on Amazon and only found one book with my name. I'll try to post it later.