This year on Words Read & Written I’m adhering to the following posting schedule:
Monday – Book Review
Tuesday – Author Interview
Friday – Miscellaneous Post
I didn’t update last Friday because I was on the Gold Coast, so I’m making up for it this Friday with a discussion post featured on Talkin’ ’bout Books – Are you a book cover snob?
It’s an interesting question, because on the one hand I’m like this:
But on the other hand, I’m also like:
I think it comes down to how much prior knowledge I have a about a book. If I see a book in the store and I’ve heard amazing things about it, I’ll pick it up regardless of what the cover looks like. But if I see a book I’ve never heard of and the cover/blurb doesn’t grab me, then I’ll definitely set it aside. So I suppose it depends. I’ve read some amazing books with average covers, and I’ve read some awful books with amazing covers… So at the end of the day, I judge books based on book reviews more often than on their cover alone.
Do you judge a book by its cover?