So I decided to go shopping today. After spending an obscene amount on lotions, potions, etc, I stopped by Borders for a breather and came out with a few unexpected books – by unexpected, I mean books I wasn’t planning to get but I got ambushed by the summer offers! And I felt I deserved a treat after braving the crowds on Oxford Street…
Me and Mr Darcy (Alexandra Potter) – Emily has sworn off men and booked a tour of “Jane Austen country” (i.e. somewhere in England – have no idea where exactly) where she just happens to meet a real-life Mr Darcy. Ah, I don’t know quite why I bought it (apart from the discount) – it’s chick-lit, and me and chick-lit don’t quite get along. Having said that, I’ve read a couple of promising reviews for this book, the heroine is an avid reader (hence the Darcy hook), and it does have a sweet cover!
The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes (Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dreyer and Anne Stuart) – Lukewarm online reviews on this book, I believe. In the UK, it’s published by the Little Black Dress imprint, hence the slightly different cover (yes, I was sad enough to check – heck, I’ll put the US cover up on the right). I think the LBD imprint is trying to target younger modern women, but somehow the image is putting me off – maybe it’s trying too hard to be sassy and cute. Anyway, it had a “Buy One, Get One Free” offer, so I picked this one and a Rachel Gibson book (see below). Interestingly, the authors’ names are almost hidden away – in fact, on all of their books, you have to have a proper look at the covers to identify the author. Maybe they’re trying to brand them more as a line of books, instead of by author. Umm… I’ll stop speculating now. Anyway, I’ve never read any of these authors before – it looks to be a light and fun read.
Daisy’s Back in Town (Rachel Gibson) – Again, I’ve never read any of Rachel Gibson’s books before – not sure why, actually! This is an older book, I think – the copyright page says 2004. The LBD cover is on the left, and the original Avon one on the right. Again, very different! I have to say I prefer the LBD cover for this book – I like the silhouette design and the colour scheme.