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February 20th, 2014, 04:28 PM
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When you're browsing for books in the library or on your ereader, do you judge the books do their cover?

How do you decide what books are worth reading?
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February 20th, 2014, 07:12 PM
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ill be the first to admit that i def do judge a book by its cover but i try to give it a chance by reading the back or the inside panel of the front panel.

How i typically decide if i want to read it is if the back or the side panel entices my interest, then i will give it a go
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February 20th, 2014, 07:18 PM
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^^ what Amanda said. I judge. in fact I really like looking at covers - the cover art can get really detailed and groovy! but I decide by the blurb.
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February 20th, 2014, 07:35 PM
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I totally do....I admit it....if they cover does not grab my interest I will probably not read the back of it or any blurbs LOL and just pass it by
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I admit it ... I judge books by the cover. I have a process... First I look at the cover then read the back or the side panel. If I like the story line, I'll read reviews on goodreads before deciding to read the book.
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February 21st, 2014, 06:12 AM
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I am awful I have been known to read a book based on cover alone...more often than not if i like the cover I like the book HAHA there have only been a couple of times i've done tht and not liked the book
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February 21st, 2014, 10:15 PM
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About the only thing that I judge on covers is the half-nekkid romance covers. They aren't really my cup of tea so those types of covers usually get plunked back on the shelf without a second thought. I also put back gory covers--again, not my cuppa. Otherwise, I'm game if the blurb sounds good :0)
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I don't get why people say "never judge a book by it's cover" judge away, months upon months are spent by publishers coming up with cover designs that they feel best represents the book.

Personally, I know that if it has a shirtless man in a kilt on the cover I am going to be smacking the book against my head by page 10.
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February 27th, 2014, 03:59 AM
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speaking of which I took a screen shot of the covers on my goal list as you can see...I like covers LOL....
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February 27th, 2014, 06:11 AM
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I tend to buy "value editions" of a lot of my books and they have some pretty ugly covers But if I'm paying full price, I want a nice looking cover
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