Thursday, 21 April 2011
Booking Through Thursday 14
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme which asks a bookish question which you have to answer. This weeks question is:
CAN you judge a book by its cover?
No you most definitely cannot judge a book by it's cover. A cover can sometimes tell you the genre but it can never tell you how good or bad a book is going to be. I think it's terrible to judge a book by it's cover but I know many people do it.
I myself have never bought or rejected a book based on it's cover. I buy books because I like the description or because it's by an author I love and will read anything they write. Sometimes I buy a book because I have read a really great review but I don't do this too often because everyone has different tastes and just because someone else hated it doesn't mean I wouldn't love it and vice versa.
However I will say that a really great cover can get my attention but I would never just look at the cover and say I must have that book I would have to read the description and then decide.
So for an example here is a cover that caught my attention recently.
I love the cover of Dearly Departed but I wouldn't have put it on my wishlist if I hadn't read the awesome summary that goes with it.
That's all for now.