Booking Through Thursday: Cover-Up
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 1:27PM

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This week’s question comes from Julie, who asks:

While acknowledging that we can’t judge books by their covers, how much does the design of a book affect your reading enjoyment? Hardcover vs. softcover? Trade paperback vs. mass market paperback? Font? Illustrations? Etc.?


I tend to be attracted to simpler covers.  If I really want to read the book, I will get it no matter what.  If I am unsure, then the cover plays into my decision.  If there is a choice of covers, I go for the classic look.  I try to pick  up the edition of the book which will be easy to read, but not look trashy.  I have noticed that libraries, tend to have less "busy" covers.

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