Jonathan R.


Seattle, WA

Member since:

December 23, 2013

What's your favorite book cover and why?

Ok, this will seem silly, but it's actually Algorithm Design by Jon Kleinberg and and Eva Tardos. The reason is there's a bird on some plant matter on the cover, and it happened to be in my trunk when I totaled a car some years ago. As a result some tree ended up going through the trunk, but the book none the less seemed fine. A few months later someone saw the book and informed me there was some plant matter on the cover and I was like "yeah, that's just the cover" but then I looked closer and there was indeed real plant on it that I hadn't noticed since them blending in with the cover plant. I removed it and it came right off, which made it all the more surprising it had lasted that long, but still cool.


Back in middle school I was nearly inseparable from books, reading my fiction under desks in class. At some point I lost what it took to stay in books, but I'm ready to hope this club brings me back.

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