Exploring My Bookshelves…for Absent Dust Jackets

Exploring My Bookshelves For EveryoneAnother fun question this week for Exploring My Bookshelves hosted by Addlepates and Book Nerds.  Each Friday, bloggers are invited to post a picture of their bookshelf, and write in response to a prompt about said-bookshelf.

Today’s prompt is…a hardback missing its dust jacket.

I have a lot of very old hardbacks with no dust jackets, but I’m not certain all of them had dust jackets to begin with.  In the case of Silver Woven in My Hair, though, I know there used to be a dust jacket.


It’s not altogether accurate to describe the dust jacket as missing.  It didn’t just got lost–I threw it out.  I hated the cover, and I thought the book looked far more elegant without it!

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
This entry was posted in Ruminations and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Exploring My Bookshelves…for Absent Dust Jackets

  1. hermionefowl says:

    I don’t know if I could ever do that to a book, but I can absolutely understand why you did. I hate it when the dust jacket ruins the real cover! Thanks for participating (a million weeks late from me) 🙂

  2. dianem57 says:

    Sometimes the dust jacket just doesn’t do the book justice, so why keep it? The book can look good without it if the underlying hardback edition is done right.

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s