Question of the week: Do you judge a book by it's cover?
Yes and no. If I am in a bookstore I am more likely to pick up a book with an intriguing cover than one that looks like every other cover or is bland. But in my library, I try to teach students to read the inside of cover or the back of the book, depending on the type of book. So I should practice what I preach. Unfortunately, I think some reprints of classic novels have really boring covers. For example: Catcher in the Rye has a white cover and dark colored title. Boring. I think lots of YA books have unfortunate covers. The hardback book cover of a marvelous book: Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock, had a picture of a cow wearing a crown. Who wants to read that? The publisher corrected that error for their paperback version of the book. It shows two kids laying in the grass. Much better. High school students don't want to be seen reading any book that looks juvenile. Publishers need to remember that.
Do you judge a book by the cover?