Originally hosted by Melissa from i swim for oceans, Smash & Kt took her original inspiration, and made it their own, expanding it to more than just books. Let’s get personal (but respectfully so) and learn more about one another! Each week, a different question will be posted along with a place to link up your posts and visit other people’s responses.This meme is definitely meant to bring out conversation and meet new people. So, Let's Talk! We'd love to hear any ideas you have for questions. Submit them Here.
This week's question:
Do you judge books by their covers? Why or why not? (Thank you Ashley/The Biblophile’s Corner)
I'm a cover whore, so I'm very guilty of this. I know that you really shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I can't help it. If a cover is terrible, it will be that much harder for me to pick the book up. Which is a shame because I'm sure that I've overlooked some pretty good series because of it. Here's some series that I've enjoyed, but had a hard time getting past the covers:
I love this series, but I cannot stand the covers. They are just boring
and do not stand out at all. If I saw this in a book store, not knowing
what it was, I would walk right on by. However, that being said, I really like the cover re-do for the Magic Bites Special Edition, so I'm hoping they stick with the new style.
This is another series that I’m not thrilled about the covers. In this
case it isn’t that I strongly dislike them, but more blaze towards them.
They are just boring, which is a shame because the content is anything
but. I realize they were probably trying to portray the more sensual
nature of the books, but I think they missed the overall mark. That being said, I LOVE the spin off covers, so I'm really glad they took the new direction.
I really dislike all of the covers in this series, but this one
definitely tops the list. I mean come on! What is going on there? It
just looks like a mess with an albino chick. Bleck! Also, I don’t know
if I would consider the book to be one of the best stories, as the
series has been slowly dwindling for me, but I have to give it props for
the throwback to the early Anita days.
These covers stink. Plain and simple. They are nothing compared to the books.
So it isn’t that this cover is bad, it’s just that it doesn’t match the
story. At all. Sophie is not a kick butt character in any way shape or
form like these covers would lead you to believe. It drives me batty!
I’m not the biggest fan of any of th covers for this series, but this one is
the worst. Georgina is supposed to be utter beauty and perfection, I
mean the girl can choose her shape and features. I just don’t think this
image portrays that, she just looks too plain to me.
Now for some covers on the opposite side. You know the ones that suck you in with an amazing cover, and then just fall unfortunately flat, or wind up just being mediocre in the end:
I love this cover. I mean isn’t it gorgeous? Too bad the story didn’t
live up to it. In fact it earned an extremely rare 1 butterfly rating
from me. I was just expecting so much more than what I got. Thank
goodness I had received a review e-copy, because I would have bought
that book purely for the cover, and then really regretted it!
This cover is stunning. I lOVE the colors. And the premise behind it? It was awesome, so much so that in the first few chapters I thought I was in for a hell of a read. Unfortunately, that didn't last long, and I was incredibly disappointed. Would I love to have this on my shelf? Yep, but only to look at, not for a re-read.
Another case of a gorgeous cover whose content fell flat. These things just sucker you in.
How about you guys? Do you judge books by their covers? Any examples of covers not matching/living up to the story?