Roadside Reader Asks...? Book Covers

Roadside Reader Asks… BOOK COVERS!

Part of a new series I’m doing starting on facebook, Roadside Reader Asks…

How often do you judge a book by its cover? How often have your initial impressions been proven right, or wrong? 

For me, I’m really trying to learn not to judge a book by its cover. There have been a few books I’ve recently read where I might not be attracted to the cover, but the synopsis is so good, I need to read it. Once I do, I’m so pleasantly surprised to find such a jewel of a book, I get sad about the cover.

Is it just me that judges so harshly since I have done graphic design before?
Is having a great cover as important with ebooks as they are with physical books in a store or library?


About Lulu

Thirty-something year old educator based in New York, Lulu loves books, blogging, gaming, and the three cats with whom she shares her life. Book reviews specialize in all kinds of fantasy, some YA, some romance, and some contemporary, especially in the gothic genre.