Tell Me Something Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by Cambria @ CambriaHebert.com.
Each week there will be a new question to answer and share. This is a great way for bloggers to get to know one another.
This week's question:
Do you buy books based on the book cover?
Yes, sometimes I do. Sometimes the covers are so attractive that I cannot pass them up. think about all the recent covers: there are those that have had girls with such beautiful gowns. Then there are those that just have intriguing scenes - maybe a castle in the background and gorgeous backdrop. I find fascinating those that just "pop" out at you with the image of a brightly lit eye - colored to stand out. How about ones with a hot looking guy on the cover - actually, I don't do this one so much!!!
There are books that have simple, insignificant covers that have nothing to do with why I am reading the book. Sometimes these simple covers go along with the content, and other times, I think to myself "what were they thinking with that cover?"
There are times however, that I have read the book not knowing what the cover even looks like - the are usually e-galleys, PDFs, or sometimes an old book I have received from a friend. Usually these come with recommendations, or I have read a blurb about the book and it just sounds great - grab it sight unseen!! The fun thing with these, I don't have any pre-conceived images in mind, so I am more free to put my own twist on things.
What do you think? Do you buy books based on the book covers?