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Wonder Wednesday: Judging a book by its cover?

Hello lovely readers! I hope this Wednesday is treating you well! This Wednesday I’ve been wondering about books and their covers. There is a saying that says, “you should never judge a book by its cover”. Its an excellent analogy about how you shouldn’t judge people based on what they look like, but I have a hard time applying this to books. Cover art to me is like the first love letter to a book that you see and if it isn’t well done then I wonder at the time and effort put into the book that is behind it. Maybe that’s fair, maybe it isn’t. What I’d like to know: do you judge a book by its cover? And if you do, what most appeals to you on a book cover? If you don’t then how do you determine which book to buy?

I can’t wait to hear from you!

2 thoughts on “Wonder Wednesday: Judging a book by its cover?”

  1. While a cover won’t be the reason I pick up a book, it definitely can be a deterrent. A lazily designed cover looks to me like a sign that the book was rushed to publication. As far as covers that really catch my eye, there’s nothing in particular that I look for except that it looks like it was crafted with care and doesn’t fall into cliches of the genre (we’ve all seen the same Patterson-esqe cover with a high-contrast image and all-caps block text a million times). Some books stand completely on their own though- Black Leopard, Red Wolf has to be one of the most gorgeous books I’ve ever seen!

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    1. I love book covers. Black Leopard, Red Wolf does have an interesting cover. I find I enjoy large pictures of faces on the cover like Girls of Paper and Fire or Children of Blood and Bone. Those are both very appealing covers to me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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