If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?
I never look at a book's cover when I am browsing the book shelves. The most important part of the book, other than the content, is the inner flap giving a brief synopsis of what lies in the book. I really couldn't care less for the cover art unless it's a book meant for display, then obviously the cover art needs to be visually pleasing. However if the book is meant for reading, that inner flap needs to be well written and a very good tease of what I can expect. I like to be drawn in and surprised, book covers have never done that for me.
The Laughing Housewife said:
I’m the same.
Like minds! 🙂
I am the opposite! I never read the blurb – it always gives away too much. At the moment I have finally got around to reading “The Blind Assassin” which I picked because of the cover. It’s fabulous. The cover, that is…
I am halfway through the book and it could go either way.
When I was an adolescent I used to pick romance novels based on their covers, my favorites were the ones set in castles with dark haired heroes named Ian or Jaime. After I got over my love of romance novels which no adolescent girl should ever read, I moved onto science fiction, mystery and historical figures so the covers didn’t really matter to me.:)
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