No Names, No Jackets – a new way of discovering stories
I’ve admitted to judging a book by its cover – who doesn’t. But I’ve also admitted that I know this has caused me to miss out on what are probably some amazing stories. I’ve also said I’m okay with that because I believe stories choose us as much as we choose them, so I’m finding the stories my spirit needs to read.
And now, an awesome way of discovering new stories.
No Names, No Jackets is an online archive of stories where all that is available to you is the first chapter of a story. No book cover. No author’s name. No summary. Just the text. What an awesome concept!
My choosing a book is a 4 step process (which I will get into on a later post) with reading the first page of a book being the last, and most important step. No Name, No Jackets is a jump right to that last step and is very exciting indeed. It is a newer site and so some genre’s have less to choose from than others. But I imagine it will grow in popularity as readers and authors the world over discover it.
Once you find a writing that appeals to you and you want to read more, you simply click on the link at the bottom of the page and it takes you to wherever the book is available to buy – only then revealing to you the title and the author. Pretty cool! I hope this site keeps going – we need more sites like this.