Thursday, January 14, 2010

Booking Through Thursday..

Do you read the inside flaps that describe a book before or while reading it?

If it is a random book that I am picking up based on its cover *gasp* or one that I got off a list and heard nothing about, then yes. If it's something that was recommended to me or something I know I want to read, then no. I tend to have read reviews online or I just know it's an author I like so I will pick it up. I also very rarely read the cover for James Patterson books or the Kinsey Milhone series by Sue Grafton or any mystery book for that matter. It tends to ruin the book for me because I figure out the "surprises" from the cover.

What about you?? Do you read the flap / back cover? Are you like me and pick books by their cover?? :)

7 comments:

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

It's only natural for me to judge a book by it's cover. I try not to, but it's hard.
I usually read the inside of the cover at sometime. If it's something I KNOW I'm going to buy I don't at the store but most likely will when I get home. :)

J said...

I am total book cover judge! I usually do end up reading the inside cover too though.

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I do both, but I am more inclined to buy the book if BOTH interest me.

However, there are flaps and back covers I never would have read if I wasn't so attracted to the cover art.

Kelly said...

I always read the back, oops! Otherwise I don't know what is going to be about haha

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I pretty much always read the back. The cover definitely has a big impact on whether or not I buy the book!

TARYTERRE said...

If the book is in hand... I always read the jacket cover... that's what usually sells me. But since I buy most of my books online, these days... I just read what blurb is written about it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, etc.

Anais said...

I ALWAYS judge books based on their covers, and I'm not ashamed of it!!