Saturday, August 18, 2007
I'm not the kind of person that would buy a book by it's cover. I buy books because they have been recommended by fellow readers, because I like the back blurb or because I already know the author's work but not because of the cover. If you ask me I even think that most of the books I read have very uninteresting, and sometimes ugly, covers.
However I've been really happy with some of the covers I've seen lately, the latest E Chadwich, C. Hern's Merry Widows trilogy and Tracy Grant's Secrets of Lady are very good examples. Although they don't add to my reading they certainly give more credibility to it's contents than cartoon covers... Even if I don't buy because of them they are so much nicer to see on the stands at the bookstores.
And these are all in my wish list! That's why I came up with all these thoughts about covers. What about you, do you buy books because of the cover? Do you have any favourites?