This blog post could've been titled "the power of book cover illustrations" or "why carrying a print book (versus an e-reader) matters". That's because it shows what happens when people see the book you're reading.
Dinner at my house on December 24, 2012, included giving a book to each of my six guests. Here you'll find the titles of the books -- three novels, one short-story collection, one historical crime story, one allegory -- and how the selections were made.
David Nicholls' "One Day" has captured readers worldwide since its initial 2009 publication in the U.K. With the movie coming out in August, I decided to hurry up and read the book. It's a guaranteed good read, but whether or not the movie can pull off the "one day" magical premise of the storyline remains in question.