So I’m pretty sure we have all heard the saying: “don’t judge a book by its cover.”
And I’ve seen so many people say “oh that cover is soooo not cute, so the book must be pretty bad” and that is when I want to slap that person across the face…
To be honest, I sometimes find myself judging a book by its cover *hangs head shamefully* so I don’t know why I get so mad when I see other people do it. And I can promise you that you have done the same but just deny it because what is the first thing you see when you look at the book? THE COVER.
And if that cover is pretty you will automatically pick it up and see if the story is interesting. This actually happened when I bought ‘Ten Things We Shouldn’t Have Done’ by Sarah Mlynowski. (Hint: I’m really girly)
I mean look at that cover! Isn’t it so pretty? *stares*
It was one of those times when you go to the book store and that they don’t have the book you’re looking for, so when I saw this book with a beautiful cover just sitting on the shelf, I just had to buy it! I didn’t even know what the book was about and I just bought it. But thankfully it turned out to be a really cool book and I absolutely loved it.
When my friends saw me reading it in school, they just asked me to lend it to them after I was finished (which shows that I wasn’t the only one attracted to the cover!)
But obviously as you get more into reading you do realise that the cover does not mean anything at all. I mean sure it will look nice on your bookshelf next to all of your other books but it is truly the words that matter.
I’m going to add this as well: “do not judge the book by its title” because that’s what I used to do as well (surprise surprise)
Another example I have for you is the amazing ‘Vampire Academy’ series by Richelle Mead. The title kept pushing me away because it sounded so cheesy to me and to be honest the original book covers aren’t that pretty either. I mean just look:
So that is why I own these:
Anyway I finally picked them up after ‘Vampire Academy’ was sent to me for reviewing and now it is my ultimate FAVOURITE SERIES EVER!
So next time you judge a book by its cover, think again.
And to those of you that still judge a book by its cover:
Let me know in the comments below if you have judged a book by its cover haha