04-13-2009 05:32 AM
The Cover,of course, is the first awareness that I could be interested in reading the book.
Financial reasons enhance me to read the description of the book. And some styles of writing I can't get in to so I read a little, maybe the first few pages.
I guess this is just a human fact, we judge others by the cover so we would do the same for whatever we choose, wouldn't we?
When we are purchasing a car, doesn't it have to be a certain criteria that we have invisioned that we desire. If its not to be a fixer upper then the color is important, the body style and whether it is sleek or shabby looking even if its just for economical purposes. This is our first choice anyway, but then we may have to reason that we need to get away from that first look and discover what is feasible all the way around the car.
04-13-2009 05:34 AM
I read a book called "Drowning Ruth" and the hardback cover was pretty basic but the story inside was great. I wonder how many good books are skipped because the cover isn't appealing? In this world it seems there is a survey for everything, it would be interested to read that survey.
You are so right! I read that book MLT, and it was super written and the story was fantastic.
04-15-2009 08:44 PM
04-20-2009 04:17 PM
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." ~ Groucho Marx
04-22-2009 09:16 PM
04-23-2009 02:34 PM
Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back
04-25-2009 06:49 PM
I dont generally judge a book by its cover, but I will fully admit that a good/great/eyecatching cover will at least pique my interest enough to pick it up and find out what it is. I generally grab books I would not normally grab, because the cover has caught my eye and I read the synopsis and see if it would be something I would be interested in. I generally read the first page or two as well, because the idea might be good, but the way/feel of the writing might not be to my liking. I tend to shy away from overwordy stories etc.
04-25-2009 06:53 PM
could not agree more Paul...Dean Koontz's covers always seem to be lacking, in everything but the cheese factor. I have never liked the covers of his books.
the Christine Falls cover is very very good...I would say it would probably be one of the best I have noticed lately.
05-01-2009 09:53 AM
I don't know if this is good or bad, but I do judge a book by its cover. If it has an attractive cover with pleasing colors, I'll pick it up and at least read the review. I may or may not buy the book, but if I don't like the cover, I won't even pick it up. I'm sure I've missed many good books because of this and I really should give the different covers a chance.