Here's another taste of my fun interview with Deena Lipomi, a YA Librarian at Brighton Memorial Library in Rochester, NY. I asked her about book covers, in relation to the Cover Stories series, and she gave me all kinds of fun tidbits. Catch Part 1 here (for some reason it won't let you comment on that one--sorry!).Here's part 2, where Deena talks about more books that she sees flying off the library shelves: "Some titles that go out tend to be because of the authors name printed so boldly, and no matter what the cover looks like, the book will go out because of the author. James Patterson's MAXIMUM RIDE books, anything by Lauren Myracle, Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Kenneth Oppel, to name a few. "The 'under the radar' books that seem to get checked out based on their covers alone are mostly the chick litty ones, like those I mentioned earlier. I couldn't believe how often that BUTT CHEEK book got checked out, but every time I put it face-out on the shelf, it was gone within hours! Same thing with GENERATION DEAD by Daniel Waters (fantastic cover; I liked that better than the book), and A CURSE DARK AS GOLD by Elizabeth Bunce (the haunting picture of the girl and the title are a real draw)." Interesting, no? Thanks, Deena! What authors make you run for the shelves? Look for part 3, about unpopular covers, soon.