Do you judge books by their cover?

United States
March 23, 2007 12:04pm CST
I admit that I've done this here and there. Sometimes I'll buy a book with a snazzy cover. I remember buying a certain edition of Toni Morrison's Beloved because of the fancy script.
5 responses
@suraj5747 (207)
23 Mar 07
no thats not right at all its like judging a person at first sight
• United States
23 Mar 07
But you have to know that people make first impressions on HUMANS sometimes, so if I see a book with a snazzy cover, I'll at least be attracted to look at it. I may not buy it, but as a consumer, I'd probably notice it more.
@friendship (2085)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
I often judge books according to their titles. I don't know if it is also considered as judging books by their cover? From title, I can know if I need this book or not. I don't judge books based on its illustrators, designs or paper but I do judge books based on its title.
• United States
24 Mar 07
I admit that if a cover stands out above all the others I do tend to reach for it first. It doesn't guarantee that I'll buy it, but I am more likely to pick it up and look at it to decide if I want to read it. There have been times, though, that I've picked a book because of the cover, and it's turned out that it was horrible.
@eykah13 (437)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
sometimes i do,, coz, a good cover is also a plus point for the buyer,, it seems u want to know what's inside beacause of the eye-catching cover.. ^^
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
23 Mar 07
I do sometimes judge a book by its cover and the last page. I typically do that for books for which I have not heard or read any reviews. Also if I am exploring a new author than the first page and the synopsis on the last page are what enable me to choose books. I usually hate those books which have just comments like "New York's best seller" or something like that rather than synopsis. Cheers! Ram