Do you judge a book by its cover?
Didn’t you just hate it when your mom would say that to you in middle school about the kid who sat behind you history class with the old sketchers and annoying voice? Well, I did. Funny thing is, mommy dearest was usually right.
Same thing with books. I’ve gotten better through the years with giving a book a chance. I don’t care so much about how “pretty” it looks, but if the cover is cheesier than Aunt Donna’s potato casserole, it takes a LOT of will power for me to pick it up and read the back cover.
Have to admit though, some of the best books I’ve ever read were some real stinkers. And some of the absolute WORST books I have read had covers as pretty as Fleur Delacour.
Still, I’ve learned to give a book the benefit of the doubt. And recommendations from friends and authors help too.
Leave a comment! What do you think about book covers?