Feminist Reflections is a feature I created to share my personal thoughts and to provoke a discussion.
Are beautiful covers more attractive?
OF COURSE.. but not every beautiful book cover holds your attention. The first thing I always notice is the cover and then the title. That's not really enough to make me read the book though. I need to know the premise/blurb before I purchase and read the book. I also need to know if my blogging buddies I trust have reviewed them or other bloggers I look upto for recommendations. Beautiful covers aren't everything though, sometimes the book cover can be gorgeous but have a crappy story.
Is judging books by cover okay?
YES .. and NO. For the most part it's a yes for me because I don't have the time and patience to go through EVERY SINGLE book at the bookstore and check out the blurb. I pick whatever I'm looking for, or something that catches my eyes. It's not always good to judge by covers though, because some books with bad covers have a beautiful story. If I do pick up a book with a not-so-good cover, I still read the blurb. It's either the title or cover that catches my eyes. I do believe you do need a good cover to attract publicity, if the cover isn't appealing - the book will probably be ignored. It doesn't have to be super fancy or anything like that, I love simplicity as well - something that is unique and looks appealing.
Beautiful book covers but crappy stories.
Books with crappy covers but beautiful stories.
Here are physically beautiful book covers, but they're also beautiful on the inside as well.
Thank you for reading this! Have an amazing month of June - Leave your blog links in the comments & I'll be sure to check them out & drop by :) Stay in tuned pretty creatures..
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron