Monday, March 22, 2010

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Funny how these trends go. A few years ago, it was feet. But backs have it all over feet. Right?

22 comments:

David Cranmer said...

Backs over feet I say.

pattinase (abbott) said...

God didn't put our feet so far from our eyes without good reason.

Deb said...

In the Y.A. world, it's all apples all the time, thanks to TWILIGHT. At the Book Fair last August, I counted no less than seven Y.A. books with apples on the cover. I'm wondering if there will be more or less of them at the upcoming Book Fair in May. Y.A. covers in the TWILIGHT color scheme of black, white, and red are also very popular.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Apples seems like a healthy way to go on a YA cover.

Fleur Bradley said...

YA also likes to use faces, which I don't like. Better to imagine the lead character yourself.

Backs are pretty (depending on the back :-).

MP said...

Feet? Really? I must have missed that, and I do pay attention to book covers. When was it?

George said...

The legendary Ellen Nehr collected covers that featured bodies in bathtubs! It was amazing how many books had that motif on their covers. And last week, Bill Crider was displaying covers with hypodermic needles. That was an interesting phase, too.

pattinase (abbott) said...

It may have been more shoes than feet-about 3-4 years ago, I think.
We're just one big hub of the same ideas, I guess. I saw the needles, but looked away as usual.

Loren Eaton said...

I like that Daniel Woodrell cover quite a bit.

Richard Prosch said...

I always wonder if these kinds of trends slowly evolve, or are they deliberately put forth from somewhere in the sky, on the top floor of the Big City Publishing Building.

pattinase (abbott) said...

They have a very nice one for THE DEATH OF SWEET MISTER, too.
Yes, it's mandated on some high level and works its way down and across like a blood stain.

Richard Robinson said...

I just posted some covers and one of them fits the criteria - except it is from 1953, a Perry Mason cover.

Todd Mason said...

It was definitely more shoes, I'd say, and it was a "chick lit" motif primarily, I think...though no doubt exclusively.

I did shake up a friendly acquaintance once by suggesting to her that women's feet were not all that much better looking to me than men's. Not that I recoil (unlike a slight tendency to do so from needles)...but that's certainly Not My Bag/Fetish.

Todd Mason said...

Backs, on balance, are more likely to get my attention.

Todd Mason said...

No doubt not exclusively, that was.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Just been browsing at Borders and still a lot of feet. Mostly on books aimed at female readers so it's not a fetish thing.I think its supposed to be a innnocence sort of thing.I counted 7 within the front new displays. Only 1 back.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Anyone understand why men's shoes are so big. They seem to be twice a big as my shoes yet the feet are not twice as big as mine. Come on, Todd, explain that one.
Steve-one back is worth a thousand words.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Rick-I guess a nice back is a joy forever.

Todd Mason said...

Because women's shows are designed for pain? At least the heeled ones seem to be...while men are Supposed to bigfootedly stamp about (and be protected from their fellows doing likewise as much as possible), women are supposed to be dainty, ethereal, bound creatures, apparently (and often to leave as much of their feet exposed as possible). Are there any heels that don't actually break one's foot...it seems some women and cobblers think there are (or so they claim), yet those shoes all seem to be almost as damaging as what ballerinas suffer for going en pointe.

My feet are ridiculously wide, fwiw, and often have purchased relatively long canoes to fit the breadth. But I'm a spatulate man...(yes, it's the first line of a lyric...).

Never assume about fetishes, Steve.

Randy Johnson said...

I don't know. I like nice, trim ankles.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I only wear heels once a year and it's not a pretty sight since I tend to sprain my ankles in them.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Yep. Yep again.

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