I was at a dentist appointment this morning so I was out for most of the day, hence the slight lateness of this meme:
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about book covers…
We all know the old adage about not judging a book by it’s cover, but just how much sway does a book cover have when it comes to your choice of book – whether buying or borrowing? Are there any books you’ve bought based on the cover alone?
Yeah, about the adage, I do try not to fall for the pretty cover = must check it out. Sadly, I do fall for it sometimes when I’m browsing aimlessly through the bookstore (though it’s usually the title of the novel that catches my attention during such occasions). A very pretty/spiffy/cool cover for a book does the trick in drawing a reader to checking out the back blurb and seeing what the novel is all about (I do read the back still and flip a bit through the pages but it’s that initial attraction from the cover that leads me to steps two and three there, haha). A couple of books I bought on the whim thanks to the cover are:
- Chris Evans’s A Darkness Forged in Fire — Very cool cover, very shiny and attention-grabbing, LOL
- Juan Gomez-Jurado’s God’s Spy — Can’t find a link on chapters.indigo.ca but it’s a good example in my experience of NOT picking up something based on what you glanced over while browsing the shelves =\
- John Meaney’s Bone Song — When I saw the cover, and then the tag line—“Even death has its own laws–and those sworn to uphold them”—I knew I had to check it out =)
TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser for this week: “‘Mr. Thorpe had no business to invent any such message. If I had thought it right to put it off, I could have spoken to Miss Tilney myself.'” – p. 80, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. For a change of pace, I decided to re-read Northanger Abbey; I love this book 🙂