Dum da dum dum… Judgment Day

If you were to judge your favorite book by it’s cover, would you read it?

This is a difficult question because I don’t have any one “favorite book.”  What I can say is that some of my favorite books are classics, and for a long time I never read them because the covers didn’t draw me in.  Once I got my Kindle, it was a different story.  I do have to say that some of my favorite authors, like Haruki Murakami, I discovered because the covers caught my eye.

Even now I find myself reviewing the covers of books on the Kindle store, but it’s natural. That’s why marketing is such an important arm in every industry. BUT it’s not my deciding factor.

This post was inspired by the Daily Prompt: Judgment Day from The Daily Post.


6 thoughts on “Dum da dum dum… Judgment Day

  1. shellakers says:

    This is strange because I just thought of that the other day when I finished my last book by my favorite author, Taylor Caldwell. She was popular decades ago and if I’d judged by any of her covers, there’s no way I would have picked up one of her books. I only knew about her because my grandmother raved about one of her books. I read that particular book and BAM, I was hooked. Certainly not because of the corny cover. lol Here’s the book review I just did with the book cover:

    • xtinakm says:

      It’s funny how the marketing of literature can make such a clear impact on whether one engages in the writing — but word of mouth is always more powerful. Thanks for sharing your story! Sounds like a sad storyline…

      • shellakers says:

        The book WAS terribly sad BUT so many ah ha moments… inspirational. It fell somewhere between having me in complete depression and hopeful. lol

      • xtinakm says:

        That’s the sign of a talented writer — isn’t your description of the book somewhat parallel with life with it’s up and downs? To clarify, I don’t mean that to sound morose, but I think you need to have those sad, depressing moments to appreciate joy and hope.

      • shellakers says:

        You are absolutely right. I saw my life in that book. It’s weird that it was staged in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, written in the 60’s before I was even born. Somehow, as old as I am, I think I’ve always looked at the “olden” days through rose colored glasses. lol But again, you’re right, it’s the sign of a talented writer and I certainly DO appreciate the joy and hope 🙂 You’re a very insightful woman!

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