Friday, July 9, 2010

One Question Friday

Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.

It is my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.

Okay, I’ve had my fun asking you question after question for these One Question Fridays. Today I want to know your thoughts about the following:

Several weeks ago I had a luxurious time in Barnes and Noble spending a gift certificate I’d received. Here are the three books I selected.
I showed them to my husband when I got home. First words out of his mouth, “What’s up with the same girl growing older?”

I swung my head to look again. What? How did it not register I’d bought three books with the back of a female head on the cover?

Now for your fun...other than the obvious intrigue of the stories, why did I buy three books with eerily similar covers? Psychoanalyze away.

*My story, Beware of Barracudas on Bikes is in Love is a Flame.

29 comments:

  1. LOL! Sorry, but your husband's comment was also the first thing I thought. Hmmm.... maybe you too are going through your own 'journey of growth' at the moment ??? :)

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  2. You're partial to blondes is my thought.... :O)

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  3. What are you running away from...or to?!

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  4. I thought of the backs of heads too, when I saw the 3 covers side by side. But not the growing older thing.

    Perhaps its easier to listen to someone whose back is turned--you only hear their voice, not see their expressions. If they rolled their eyes at you or looked stern, it may intimidate you.

    I'd like to know if this type of cover is a trend. How many had faces on the covers, compared to backs? What are they trying to hide? Hmmm...

    Love you!
    Jen

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  5. Oh my goodness that is too funny!

    I think the back of the head thing is thoughtprovoking and indepth kind of image. Like you. :)

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  6. You can't see the girl's faces, so you don't comprise in your head a concept of what the girls are really like. Sometimes we're overly influened by the face of the person on the cover--this way you still have an open mind.

    (I'm new here--Cassandra's post brought me here--enjoyed my visit--will be back).

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  7. I totally didn't notice the heads. Now it's disturbing me. LOL I think maybe you chose them because you hadn't your morning coffee yet? I'm not sure. But in reality, I find as I look through my books a similarity of covers too. I wonder if it's because our eyes are attracted to a particular geometric and artistic layout so we tend to gravitate towrad those designs? It's all a marketing trick. I think there's actually high-pitched subliminal messages being broadcast from a minute little chip imbedded in the book covers as well. IT'S A CONSPIRACY!
    (no, I haven't had my morning coffee yet either. I just sent my admin. assist. out to get me some) ;)

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  8. Hi Wendy,

    Perhaps you are subconsciously reaching out to rescue women on the run...from their past, their circumstances, maybe even from my lousy guess. LOL

    Intriguing...

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  9. Let's face it, you bought the books because we ALL want beautiful hair rippling down our back. It's a subliminal thing. :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  10. You were inspired by the description of the content. Perhaps drawn in by the covers at first - but didn't put it all together b/c again, the content was what got you.
    Blessings,
    Karen :)

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  11. well to be honest...the first thing i noticed was the title of the three books...sounds like the progression of stages of her life.... :)

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  12. Maybe you are thinking of your own daughters going out into the world and you are hoping that these books will give some ideas on how to deal with that or encourage them when the time comes. Three books, three daughters...

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  13. Well, obviously, you were having a bad hair day. :)

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  14. He's an observant one your husband! Perhaps on a subliminal level you saw something of yourself in each of them. I'm curious to see what you think of what's on the inside! Have a great weekend Wendy!

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  15. Agree with Diane. First thing I thought of was the blonde thing. Have a good weekend!

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  16. Judging from your own photos on this blog, any of the girls on the cover could be you. Are you looking to discover something new about yourself? From the different ages of the cover-girls, maybe you are trying to re-discover or re-live events that have already happened, looking for keys to your future.

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  17. Because of your cutie girls.

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  18. The first thing I noticed is they were all facing away like they wanted to run away from what they should be facing. How's that for some pscho dribble? Hey, after twenty years of counseling, I can come up with any reason I want.

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  19. You are contemplating a new haircut?

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  20. Yes, I think these girls looked like you growing up. When Strang sent me a possible cover to approve for With Great Mercy, the woman on the front could have been me. People who see the book and me think it's me. They're shocked when I tell them it's not. I knew from the first time I saw that cover it was the one. But like the brides on Say Yes to the Dress I "tried on" other covers. It was the first one that stole my heart, the one I married.

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  21. That is really funny! When I first looked I thought they were a set, but was confused by the different authors. I'm thinking that maybe you were thinking about stages of life...maybe your own since you have beautiful blonde hair? =)

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  22. There's such mystery, such intrigue! And you were drawn to them. (I'm not good at this.) Why, I don't know. ;) But they're all beautiful covers.

    I'd swear I have The Rest of Her Life somewhere. I'm sure I bought it! But I haven't read it yet. I wonder where it wandered off to...

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  23. How fascinating! Begs the question about judging books by their cover...hmmmm. They all look eerily familiar to me. I wonder if I've read some or all of them.

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  25. Hahaa! I didn't notice that similarity, probably because whatever is wrong with you is wrong with me too. LOL

    Okay, here's my guess. Each of those covers have a "feel" to them. Not quite nostalgic, but something like that. They make you long for simplicity, to face forward and just appreciate the view. *grin*

    Or, maybe you just liked their hair? Heeheee!

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  26. I was actually first drawn to the natural settings of all three covers...and the names of them, which seems to show a narration. But in looking at the heads, I would also agree about the girl.

    I see, when I look at them, freedom coupled with longing. So maybe you are longing for freedom?? ha ha

    Been awhile, as I have been "doing" summer with the kids, but glad to get to hang with you for a bit :)

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  27. Um, you LOVE to read about the secrets girls keep and why they keep them.

    LOL.

    Patti

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  28. It's summer and you miss the playful days of childhood...maybe?

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