Tuesday Talk- Book Covers

Tuesday Talks

On Tuesday I will try to engage you in a question/topic/idea. You are welcome to write in with a suggestion you want to share or maybe talk about next Tuesday. My response is not right for everyone but I am hoping together we can generate some great conversation. And as always, I would love to hear from you on this topic or any topic out there!  

We’ve all done it, walked around a book store and a book catches your eye. Soon you’ve picked up the book on the sole basis of its cover. You know nothing about the book but something about the cover made the book too much to pass up.

Throughout my years of reading, I have encountered some magnificent and some less desirable book covers.

Do book covers make a difference? In other words- does the cover of a book make or break how successful the book becomes? My guess would be in the long run, no. What counts is what is on the inside of a book. But knowing myself, I am more willing to pick up a random book that has a nice cover than I am a random book with a less than ideal cover.

This weeks question can be answered one of two ways:

Have you ever bought/read a book because the books cover drew your attention? Did you get burned on the book or did the book end up being good?

Or

Despite the book, it can be the best or the worst book you’ve read, it doesn’t matter. But share your favorite book cover and describe what it is that you like about the cover.


 

I love covers that display an attractive, strong man. The Deal (Off-Campus #1) is a perfect example of what I am talking about. The cover is delicious and inviting. I also really like how you can’t see the guys face. The cover on Fighting Destiny (Fea Chronicles #1)  also does a nice job of showing just enough to attract but not too much to ruine the illusion I have created in my own head.  I’m attracted to the strength and beauty in Storm Siren (Storm Siren #1). And the last book, Palpitations (Sanguivorous #1), you can’t tell me looking at that cover doesn’t make you curious! Who is the mysterious guy in the background? Whose the sweet girl?


Founttainhead

 

Vineeth chimed in with this cover. Don’t forget to check out his comment below. I love the way he explained what the cover, i.e. the pillars on the book, meant for him.  He did say this book was one of  the best reads he has had. Check it out, and maybe you will agree as well, Fountainhead

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3 thoughts on “Tuesday Talk- Book Covers

  1. Oh, oh, I have one! The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, the centennial edition. I remember searching for books and I came across this book. It made no sense. The cover was just a few pillars, unfinished. For most people, it is nothing much but for me, they were pillars just standing there, waiting to be finished so that they can support a much more magnificent structure than what was expected of them. I didn’t even know what the word ‘fountainhead’ even meant and since the cover seemed so profound to me, I just went ahead and bought the book and read it. Turned out to be one of the best reads I’ve ever had.

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  2. Wow, that is awesome!!! I love when you take a gamble on a book and it turns out wonderful. And I am with you, I have no idea what Fountainhead means either. But I think I found the book cover you are talking about. I am gong to post it, let me know if I have the wrong cover 🙂 Thanks for sharing. I loved your explanation of what those few unfinished pillars meant to you. I think you hit the core of why nothing compares to literature and the Arts. For each person, a book or poem or image can mean something completely different. I love it, thanks again!!

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  3. Yes, that’s the cover I was talking about. It was a great experience for me because the story and the underlying philosophy was something I’d never encountered. Also, I suppose being an angsty teenager did help in enjoying the book. Glad you liked the description!

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