Monday, 19 March 2012

Musing Mondays #7

This meme is hosted by Should be Reading.

Every week a new 'musing' question is posted by the host for all participants to answer in their own posts.

This week's musing is:

Would you choose to review a book if its description sounded interesting, but the cover was terrible?
I'm going to have to put my hands up and say that, on occasion, if a book has a terrible cover, then it will put me off. I will defend myself though, and say that I only allow this to dissuade me from reading the book if the description isn't entirely gripping as well.
If it's a terrible cover, but the synopsis sounds fantastic, then yes of course I will still read it! Often these things don't matter anyway because I tend to read many review books on my Kindle, where you can't see the cover to the books - sometimes this is a blessing, but sometimes I wish I could see the cover, it depends.

The content of the book is what truly matters though. I know we like our books to look pretty - I'm as much of a sucker for a beautiful book cover as the next person, but as the saying goes, 'Don't judge a book by its cover'.
If it sounds interesting, I'll read it!


caite said...

something I dislike about e-books....

Savannah Rose said...

I would most definitely review a book if the back blurb caught my eye and the cover wasn't so appealing.

LibrarySnake said...

Yup, on an ereader covers don't really matter :)

techeditor said...

Yes, book content matters. But if you haven't read the book, you know nothing about the content except 1) the title, which is an indication of content (for example, THE NIGHT I SUCKED YOUR BLOOD would put me off); 2) description, which is subjective, and the review you're reading could have been written by a shallow person or someone with a low IQ; and 3)the cover, which is an indication of content(for example, a cover with a picture of a bare-chested man would put me off. So, yes, some covers sure do put me off.

Kwizgiver said...

I've got to rethink my cover snobbery.

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