The Cover as a Promise

It is said that the Israelis and the Jews are the People of the Book, in reminiscence of the holy book known universally as the Hebrew Bible. Surprisingly the source of the name is from the Qur’an, see here. In modern Israel and the Jewish diaspora the People of the Book is an allusion to the individuals who read many books, not necessarily the Scriptures.

I am a member of the people who read a lot of books. When I buy a book my first look is at the cover. Covers of books hold for me a promise. They have the power to boost my imagination and curiosity and many times I buy a book because the cover design and art are enough to open my wallet. Not always a clever deed if the content does not fit into my expectation. My last resort to comfort myself for my foolishness is to argue that the cover by himself is worth the buy.

Anyway here below is a small  carpet made from covers of  books I’ve read:

Click on each cover picture to find more details about the book.

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DIASPORAA drifting lifeEMPEREUREonPat SteirChabon Yiddish

QuanticoOracle NigthLeebeus WOODS

For the readers who love cover art here are two links: ‘Cover Browser‘ and ‘ComicCovers‘.

And finally ‘to be in the mood’ here is the beautiful song by Tracy Chapman “The Promise”.