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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?
To be honest, not much. I will glance at the cover but it has little say in if I will buy the book or not. I will read the back first and that is what really leads me to buy a book or not. I am not the type of person who is attracted to images. It’s the words that attract me. My mother has looked at me like I was crazy because I was buying a book with a horrible cover but, to me, at least the story seemed good and that is, after all, what we are looking for in reading material anyway. Now if it was an art book that would be a different story. The art is the substance of the book so I would think the cover would be one of the main attracting factors.