I’d like to wish all the moms and non-moms a very happy mother’s day. Yes, I include the non-moms because we are awesome and deserving for a variety of reasons too.
Welcome to another great event in the P2S Blogger Book Swap! I’m glad you’re here for this link-up titled Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover. Today’s theme is about book covers and how they impact our decision to buy (or not buy) a book. The cover of a book is, essentially, a mini-billboard. Many times, it is the deciding factor for a person about to make a purchase. The smallest details can make a big difference. I have the great respect for designers, authors, and publishers making these critical decisions!
Do you judge a book by its cover?
Unfortunately, yes I do. It’s easy to forget or ignore the attention to detail — not to mention time, effort, sweat, and stress — that goes into choosing a cover. While I am more likely to choose a book with an interesting cover design, I also consider the summary on the back or inside cover. I rarely let reviews from others affect my decision to purchase/not purchase a book. I like to read and form my own opinions.
How important is cover design to you?
A colorful, visually appealing cover grabs my attention, especially in a brick-and-mortar store. In this modern era of eBooks, most titles are accompanied by a nice image on sites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads.
Share your favorite book cover.
The Girl Who Fell From The Sky — Heidi Durrow
I bought this book at Half Price Books from a clearance table, even though it was brand new.
It was not only cheap, but, once I started reading, I could not put it down.
It’s definitely a page-turner and I was not expecting the “surprise” at all.
What book surprised you the most, despite its unappealing cover design?
Room — Emma Donoghue
Talk about a surprise, WOW! This story creeps me out, intrigues me,
consumes me, and fascinates me. I’ve shared it with several people and my copy is currently loaned out to a friend. I love this book though. The story is so unique, yet terrifying.
Unfortunately, the cover is boring compared to the contents hidden inside!
In your opinion, what makes a book cover intriguing? Tell me in a comment!
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