Musing Mondays (July 20)

Musing Mondays (BIG) Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about book covers (again)…

As a follow up to last week’s question, Melody asked about when book covers do not match the story. Do you feel disappointed when the cover’s don’t match the story? Have you ever been completely misled by a book cover?

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

 

 

Like most people who commented last week, it’s usually the combination of the cover AND the blurb on the back (not to mention recommendation or research) that leads me to pick up a book, though I do like to pick up a mystery book from time to time based on the cover alone.

For the most part I’ve been fairly lucky with my random choices – at least, I’m presuming I have been because I can’t think of any where I was overly disappointed or mislead by the cover in a bad way. I have however, had books be recommended to me that (based on the cover) I would probably never have picked up.

Just recently I received an ARC for a book which I thoroughly loved, but kept putting down on the pile because the cover did not match I thought the book was going to be like – and even now, having read it, I still think that.

21 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

Some ARCs do have obnoxious covers!

Mondays: Musings/Whereabouts

Bluestocking said...

Her is mine

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday!

She said...

I'm new to book blogging and am just figuring out these meme things, but I just wanted to say cheers for posing the awesome musing questions! I will definitely try to participate. : )

-she

Kim said...

Great question. Mine is up:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/07/monday-excitement.html

*smiles*
Kim

wendy said...

Two comments: what's an ARC and My Musing is here

The Social Frog said...

Mine Is Up :)
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=2262

BooksPlease said...

Here's my answer.

Yvonne said...

Mine is here

Cathy said...

Here's mine!

Alison said...

Short answer: probably not?

MizB said...

My answer is here. I didn't think I had any books that fit, but I did eventually come up with 2. ;)

~MizB

jennilovevirgo said...

Here's my answer :

http://fallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com/2009/07/musing-monday-july-20th.html

Kelly said...

My Musing Monday. ;)

writemeg said...

I'm playing today! :) Happy Monday, everyone!

http://writemeg.com/2009/07/20/musing-mondays-misleading-covers/

okbolover said...

yes, I was totally misled:

Here

Michael said...

My Musing Monday is here. Now for some more coffee.

Sissy said...

Here's mine! This is my first Musing Monday.

My experience is pretty close to yours---I have been pretty satisfied with random choices, too, except in one case. (=

xoxo Sissy

Vicki said...

Mine's HERE

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Here is my Musing Monday

caite said...

At least it is still Monday and HERE is my Musing.