Hello, awesome nerds!
Inspired by people trying to revive the Tumblr book community, I am going to post one bookish question every month. This post will be stuck at the top of my blog for the month, and I am really hoping that you will all comment and add your thoughts!
This month’s ONE BOOKISH QUESTION is:
Be honest now – how much does a book’s cover influence your decision to read it?
I know that nearly every lesson from the time we are small to the time we are grown – and even beyond – is meant to teach us not to judge a book by its cover. But the truth of it is, I am SO bad for this. It used to be that I would try and look beyond the cover and check out the blurb. But I recently learned that cover copy is not generally written by the author, but by a marketing person. Did you know that? I didn’t! This means that the cover blurb might actually not be the best way to get a feel for what the book is actually about.
If a book is recommended to me by someone I share reading tastes with, I generally won’t even look twice at the cover. Ditto if it is an author I know I love. But when it comes to random browsing? That cover is what drives me to pick up the book in the first place. Short of just taking chances willy-nilly (which I honestly cannot afford to do), any thoughts on ways to look beyond the cover to the content within?
Stay bookish, lovelies! ♥