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dragon560
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do you mostly buy book by its cover

well yes to me thats a big part of buying and reading a book.because when your looking at books you only look at the book once and if you like how the cover looks then you read a bit to see if you like it or not.:smileyhappy:
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Re: do you mostly buy book by its cover

if i see a book  cover that catches my eye, i usually read the back of it to see what its about & then i decide if i want to but it or not
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Re: do you mostly buy book by its cover


xojewlzx012 wrote:
if i see a book  cover that catches my eye, i usually read the back of it to see what its about & then i decide if i want to but it or not

that's what i do:} haha. i definatley judge books but i try not to judge ppl:}

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Re: do you mostly buy book by its cover

Yeah mostly. But if I heard it's a great book like The Hunger Games, I'll buy it. I hate the cover of that book but I keep hearing about how great it is.
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yeah, the cover is what first atracts me to a book. If it stands out than i will read the slip cover to see if its actually any good. Or i just look at the newest stuff because i spend so much time at B&N so i look at most of the books a lot.
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yeah. I probably miss out on a lot of good books just because the covers aren't very good or don't 'call to me'. But sometimes you find really well written books just because they had an awesome cover. I've also read not-so-amazing books just 'cause the cover was neat.
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Re: do you mostly buy book by its cover


shesaxsensation wrote:
Yeah mostly. But if I heard it's a great book like The Hunger Games, I'll buy it. I hate the cover of that book but I keep hearing about how great it is.

 

I hate the cover of Hunger Games too. It's very plain and boring thats why I'd never bought it but then Stephenie Meyer recommended it and I bought and read it. Good book. I do judge books by the covers but I also read the back or slip to see if I'm interested. A book has to have a great cover lol.

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Usually, I like to judge a book by the written preview...but occassionally a book's cover will be so intriguing that it catches my eye and persuades me to get it.
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Melissa Walker is a great YA author (and blogger) and she does this great feature on her blog, Cover Stories, about how book covers come to be. Authors write stories about the different processes they go through (or don't go through) before their books goes to the shelves in their final "clothes". It's really interesting to see alternative covers of books you know and to hear about how publishers decide on the final outcome. 

 

 

Here's the link:

http://www.melissacwalker.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=cover%20stories&blog_id=1

 

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Hmmm, that sound really cool.  Might have to check that out, I someday want to design book covers.  Lol. 

 

That is a major part of my decision to pick up a book i don't know about and read the description.  I usually always read the description to see if it sounds good but the covers are usually what attracts me.  Lol.  

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A pretty or striking cover definitely hooks me! The most important thing about a cover, though, (which is kind of dumb) is that I won't get weird looks reading it in public. It's why I don't buy very much manga - regardless of the content, the cover is usually one of the female characters in some state of undress. :smileyindifferent:

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Hey!  What happened to being in Omaha?!  :smileytongue:
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I was too sick to go yesterday. You didn't notice that I went home early from school? :smileysurprised:
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Girl I don't have any classes with you, lol.  I only see you at lunch and even then it's sporadic.  I'm sorry your feeling crappy!  :smileysad:  You get sick ALOT. 
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i try not to but like laxgirl979 said, "the cover is what atracts me to a book." titles also really catch my eye. if a book is on displa,y i defiantly pick it up then flip to the back cover and read the summary. i think its like human instinct; if something shiny is presented to you, you think "oh pretty" and then you have to touch it :smileyvery-happy: