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Musing Mondays (Mar.19)

March 19, 2012

This week’s musing asks…

Would you choose to review a book if its description sounded interesting but the cover was terrible? [thanks to The Bookish Brunette for the idea for today's MM question!]


I honestly am enough of a book cover snob that I would probably choose to decline the book if the cover sucked. LOL. I know that’s awful, but honestly, if the book was worth its salt, I think the author or publisher would’ve taken the time to make the cover look good, too!

But, that’s just IMHO.

I know that a great cover doesn’t mean that the book is going to be fantastic. I’ve learned that “lesson” the hard way, believe me! Being a cover-junkie, I just can’t help myself, though! I love book covers, and am drawn to the prettier ones! LOL.

And, yes, I’m aware that a crappy cover doesn’t necessarily mean that the book is going to be crappy as well. But it certainly doesn’t make me want to read it! Book covers are meant to draw the reader in, if you ask me. And, there are enough out there that do just that!

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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  1. I love your response and I would have to agree!
    My Musing Monday:

  2. Good response and I agree with you.

    Here is my answer:

  3. I agree! If the publisher knows anything, they know to make a great cover to catch the reader!
    Here is mine!

  4. I would be more inclined not to myself.. but I am going to have to ponder that one. I will be back with mine since it is not even 11 PM on Sunday here in AK!

  5. I fully agree with you! There are so many ways out there to make your cover look good these days, that there is no excuse for not doing it!

    The Muggle

  6. I love a lovely cover as much as the next person..but as far as reviewing or not…well, read my Monday Musing!

  7. I love this question! and nothing wrong with being a cover snob :p happy monday!


  8. Mermer permalink

    Here’s mine!

  9. I agree that the cover is itself a piece of the book, but sometimes looks can be deceiving…

    Here’s mine: Realms of an Open Mind

    Happy Reading!


  10. Covers are important but often the author gets little say in the development. Here is more on my answer:

  11. OK I did it and I am going to end up with nightmares later! BUT Here is my post.. YES I admit it! HERE.. HERE it is! MUSING MONDAYS on CABIN GODDESS

  12. There was a time when it wouldn’t have stopped me, but in these days of self-pub, a bad cover immediately makes me think the quality overall will be less than professional.

  13. Great question and answer! Eye catching covers usually are my selling point too, but most times I am pleasantly surprised at what is on the inside. :)

    Here’s mine:

  14. Ah, I had to think a little about this question and it was hard to give an honest response. Sorry if I offend any bad cover lovers!

  15. There was a good question. :o)
    My post:
    (I am Hungarian blogger, I wrote it about him on a Hungarian language so.)

  16. Miz B I like your answer and I agree with you.

    My MM is found here…

  17. I’m a cover snob, too. :-)

    Here’s my full answer:

  18. Patricia @ Lady with Books permalink

    Happy Monday everybody!

    My answer can be found HERE.

  19. Great question! My answer for this one can be found HERE

    Dani @ Pen to Paper

  20. emmegail permalink

    Great question – here’s my answer:

  21. That was a good question and an honest answer! Here’s mine:

  22. No but I would try to avoid ugly editions.
    My full answer is posted.

  23. This is my first ever Musing Monday, i recently made my blog I would really appreciate it if you could check it out :)

  24. MycheleAnjelica permalink

    Not me….the author and the description are my buying decision.

  25. I’ll read any book that sounds good!

    My Musings are HERE!

  26. Tia Bach permalink

    I love a good cover, but the description matters more, at least to me. My MM:

  27. I think this question raises an interesting point about the way we pick books online versus how pick them out in person. To see why, check out my musing at

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