Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday 3.30.13

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Second Hand Saturday 3.30.13

 
 
Welcome to Second Hand Saturday!
In an attempt to clear our bookshelves, and pass on great used books to our stalkers followers, we have decided to hold weekly giveaways of some of the books on our bookshelves! Every Saturday, we will post the books available, and the following Saturday, we will announce the winner and our next challenge. The winner will get to choose a book from the list and we will ship it to that lucky person! Each week we will have a different challenge to complete.



This Week's Question:
 
This week I did a post on Why I love my iPad Mini, and it got me thinking about book covers that I'm embarrassed to be seen with.  I mostly read YA, so the covers are tame, but recently I did read Altered, and I have to admit, I totally hid the cover when I was out.  So, how about you?  What books have you held your hand over, kept upside down, switched covers or otherwise hidden the cover of?


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And this week's winner is...

Lolawid



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37 comments:

  1. Sorry, no cover hiding here. I'm pretty particular about what I read and make sure that it's never anything I would need to hide away...unless it's revealing that I'm reading Harry Potter for the millionth time : )

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  2. Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles, because my copy isn't the one with the road, no it's the one with the couple kissing. Call me childish but I just find it slightly embarrassing.

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  3. Ohmygod. I borrowed Modelland from the library once for my friend to read for the lols. I brought it to school to give it to her and I was so embarrassed to be seen holding it. I covered it with my folders and books or just put it in my bag even though it was heavy as rocks. I had no plans of reading it ever and I didn't want anybody thinking otherwise.

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  4. I don't generally read in public, but I DID remove the dust jacket from When You Were Mine when I brought it to a family reunion.

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  5. I actually can't think of any covers that I've hidden.

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  6. When I go in the bus I always read and with cover books I don't have problems, but sometimes I read manga. That's when the problem begins because people tend to think that you are a freak for reading comics, so I don't feel very comfortable with them. No matter the cover.

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  7. I always hide covers with people who are kissing and stuff. Not that I'm ashamed of the book. It's just that people are judgmental you know. :(

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  8. You know, I don't think I have ever hid a cover of a book I am reading. I guess I'm not easily embarrassed. I did see a teenage girl sitting at a table at the mall reading fifty shades, and just shook my head at that. I mean the cover isn't bad, but I was more wondering why a teenager had that book than anything. Lol!

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  9. I haven't hidden any book covers. ;)

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  10. I once made a handmade book cover out of a crimson paper bag because i was too embarrassed to be seen reading a "Bathroom Readers" book on the bus :P I've gotten some very quizzical and awkward glances for the series's title but they are funny and entertaining books, even educational :P They have their moments :P But yeah, the cover came out great btw, i still have it on :P (it's kind of like those fabric book cover protectors :P)

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  11. As my grandma would call them "smut books." Anything that had a risque cover I would try to not let her catch me reading because a long lecture would ensue afterwards. I still dread her lectures as an adult. Thank goodness for my Nook!

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  12. I like reading historical romance books. (Almost) All of them have half naked men (don't they know ηοςto button their shirts??) and women getting out of their dresses. It's emparassing really! I try to buy them in ebooks but if I have one in paperback I always hide the cover.. Even I don't like the cover!

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  13. I can honestly say I've never hid the covers if anything I'm always showing off the cover of what I'm reading even if it's on the kindle. My kindle fire is my life line I never leave home without it charged.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. I'm pretty sure I've been embarrassed of some YA covers that were misleading, like how A Great and Terrible Beauty looks like a junky historical romance going on the corseted image on the cover...the only ones I've ever really tried to hide, though, are cheap mass market reprints of classic sci-fi and fantasy. There's some really awful covers floating around out there depicting half-naked women for A. Merritt or Edgar Rice Burroughs novels.

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  15. I read romances almost exclusively on my Nook now, no need to hide the mostly awful covers...

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  16. Warrior's Woman by Johanna Lindsey. I'm so embarrassed of covers with half naked men embracing scantily clad women.

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  17. I don't usually read outside my home, unless on long trips. I don't really care what other people think of my book covers, but I do try to hide some of more lascivious ones when my parents are around, like for example, UK editions of True Blood novels (with TV show promo photos on them).

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  18. I think I've never hidden a book cover before... I'm always proud of reading not matter what.

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  19. Never. I guess I don't really care :)

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  20. No, never. Everyone knows that I am a hi school librarian who blogs about just everything I read. In fact people expect me to talk about what I am currently reading.

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  21. No. I have have been ashamed of reading a book with a sexy. I really don't care what others think of me or what I choose to read.

    - Beckie

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  22. I usually read at home so it doesn't occur often. But there are occasions where I read out. It not even sexy covers though. In general, when I'm out at a library or a book store I may start reading a manga. I block its cover more out of the fact that people outright assume it's either a childish comic or an erotic hentai (always thinking in those extremes). I like shoujo and shounen manga, but hate it when people assume certain things and comment on it (hence the hiding).

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  23. I usually dont read out and about.. i usually read before i go to sleep because there is no noise.. i cant have noise when i read.. i dont think i would cover a book up if im out and about..

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  24. I think the most recent book I was reluctant to show the cover of was Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Just didn't seem right at the doctor's office lol.

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  25. A lot of times I'll leave the jackets of hardcovers of home but it's not necessarily because I don't want people to see the covers. But the great thing about an ereader is that you never have to hide anything!

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  26. I'm always a bit reluctant reading books with more cheesy, romantic-looking covers in public. The last ones I read like this were Falling for You and Not That Kind of Girl (so I read both of them at home only, and brought other books to class with me to read on campus).

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  27. Nah, I don't read books like that anyway. :)

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  28. I haven't read any books that made me want to hide the covers :D

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  29. I really kind of wanted to read "50 shades of gray" last summer just to see what all the hubbub was about but when I was looking at it in Costco my 14 year old daughter said "Ewww Mom, you are NOT reading that!" So I didn't. But I am still curious......

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  30. I tend to read in every genre and I love YA books and I love the pretty covers and are not ashamed of those! I also read in erotica and several of the more adult based romances. I love those covers and I love the bare chested male on a lot of them, now my kids...not so much! Every time I get a new book with a scantily clad man on the front, I get a EEEEWWWWW from my boys. I try to hide them by placing them face down when I am set it down or cover them with a piece of paper :)

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  31. I've hidden some ya kissing covers when we were living at my in-laws. My husband sees all of the covers and knows that I read some fluffy books but I didn't want them to know about it!

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  32. I find that it's super awkward to read Historical Romance books, NA books and books with weird(but hilarious) titles in public, but I rectify this by reading ebooks instead of physical copies! ;)

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  33. Oh. My. Gods. by Terra Lynch because I was reading it at school and guys were being obnoxious about it when they saw the cover. I wised up and put a cloth book cover over it.

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