Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Do You Buy Books Based on the Cover?

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?

My Answer: 

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?


  1. I am definitely drawn to books based on their covers! So the majority of my books tend to have awesome covers. :)

  2. that is so cool you have read books without seeing the cover because like you said you have no pre concieved notions. do you ever see the cover later and think that you had imagines it completely different?
    I also like book covers with a single pop of bright color like an eye or something. Covers are definitely really important to a book.


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