Posts Tagged ‘Borders’

Don’t judge a book by its cover.  You’ve heard it before.  You’ll probably hear it again.  But I’m here to tell you something a little different: Do judge a book by its cover; just make sure it’s the back one.

Sometimes, the summary of a book can be really intriguing, and sometimes it can be really dull.  Most of the back-of-the-book summaries I’ve come across read almost exactly the same, with some choice words taken out or replaced.  To demonstrate this, I’ve put together a sample book summary that I think encompasses most, if not all, of the clichés you’ll find on the backs of books everywhere:

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Don’t Close Borders!

Posted: February 23, 2011 by jerkmagblog in VAULT -- archives
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This is not just a blog post. This is a call to arms. Approximately 30 percent of Borders stores will close nationwide, a result of the company’s recent bankruptcy. The one at Carousel Center will close sometime in March.  As a child, I learned to love books among Border’s shelves. I remember analyzing my dreams in the self-help section and giggling at the Kama Sutra with pre-teen friends. (more…)