Friday, September 3, 2010

How Lovely are Thy Covers?

I missed last week's Hop, being out and about all weekend.  This weekend I should actually have time to visit other blogs and find out if you all judge books by their covers or not.

I would love to be able to puff out my chest a bit and declare that I would never in a million years judge a book by its cover.  Haven't we been instructed from childhood to never do such a thing?  But I can not.  I have a continual struggle in this area...I know I'm not supposed to, but I end up doing it before I even realize it has been done.  It's like waking up in the morning and realizing you forgot to take your make-up off the night before.  Oops. (did I just admit to that?)  Some covers just don't compare to others, and as the outside of a book is your first encounter with what lies inside, I can't help but tie them together.


Little Women Book Two Complete Text: Little Women Book 2

A Girl of the Limberlost


  1. I agree with you completely, Melody. I'm partial to the vintage-looking covers in your post. I just stopped by from the hop but will definitely visit again soon.

  2. I think every one would like to think they don't judge a book by it's cover but everyone does. We can't help but be drawn to visually appealing things--the publishers trick is to figure out what will be visually appealing to the most people.

  3. Hi Melody. Hope you have a fun weekend. I am not sure why the cover doesn't really make a difference to me. Unless I guess it's horrific. I don't actually even really look at the cover in detail until after I read the book, and only if I really like it.

  4. Hi visiting from the HOP and a new follower. I love the cover illustrations you provided for us! You might be interested in The Newbery Project blog. I have been trying to get them all read, but I am behind on reviews.

    I would love for you to say Happy Birthday to my daughter who just started a blog - today on her birthday...
    Outpourings Of A Soul.

    I hope you will have time to visit one or both of my blogs: LibrarysCat and Never Forget !!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Donna--aren't those covers pretty? I had to find an excuse to post pictures of them! :)

    Lisa--I think I try not to judge a book by its cover because I realize that the cover art falls under marketing, not necessarily fully representative of the content...but it's so hard!

    BookQuoter--I think I am a pretty visual person, so the covers really grab my attention and say a lot to me. This is also, I think, why I'm so susceptible to impulse buys in book stores.

    Library Cat--You are the second person to mention The Newbery Project to me, I really need to stop slacking and check it out!


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