Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover. Unless Its Really Cute.

Today I am linking up with the Preview to Summer Book Swap and Nicole at Three 31 to talk about judging a book by its cover.
  1. Do you judge a book by its cover?  I'm not going to lie.  Sometimes I do judge a book by its cover.  I find that as I get older, I have had the tendency to do this more and more.  If a book looks aesthetically pleasing, I am more likely to pick it up and read the back cover to see what it is all about.  My eye is drawn to pretty, people.  Case in point- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  
    buy it here
  2. How important is cover design to you?  Like I said, I do sometimes judge a book by its cover, but it won't stop me from reading something just because I don't like the way it looks.  
  3. Share your favorite book cover.  Yeesh.  This is tough.  Favorite book cover.  Hmmmm.  Sorry, don't think I can answer this one.  I have no idea. 
  4. What book surprised you the most, despite its unappealing cover design?  I once read a book called Magic Kingdom for Sale, Sold.  I found it at the library one summer when I had nothing to read and just grabbed random books off the shelf without looking.  I'm glad I did; on top of the stupid cover, it had an even worse title!  But I actually really enjoyed that book, and the rest of the series, too.  And another series by the same author, Terry Brooks.  
    So lame!  Sorry, Terry Brooks and your
    cover art guy.
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  5. In your opinion, what makes a book cover intriguing?  Again with the hard questions.  I don't know!  I'm not very good at this.  
    image via
    I love the graphic look of the old Penguin books, even though that image above is not an actual book.  It is a painting by Harland Miller.  

I also like weird cover art, apparently. I wanted this book based on the picture and the title.
I also chose this book based on its cover. That is why I picked it up to begin with, and then I found out that it is by the lead singer of The Decemberists. It isn't a bad book, but it is a little wordy. Sometimes my kids and I (I read it in 6th grade reading club) were kind of like, "Get to the point already!"  

Of course I had to include this.
Source: amazon.com via Stewart on Pinterest
Love this one too. I love me some silhouettes. Alrighty. That's about all for now. What are some of your favorite book covers?


  1. Love this post, thanks for joining the link-up and participating with us! I love the cover for To Kill A Mockingbird, what a classic read. =)

    Nicole @ Three 31

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I love that cover of To Kill a Mockingbird!

  2. I am definitely guilty of this. Ekk!

  3. I should probably do a post on this, because I am a very "visual" person and book covers can make or break it for me! (Probably not a good thing, but true!)

    1. There are some great covers out there, and then some, you just have to wonder what the publisher was thinking!



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