Musing Mondays (Mar.19)

This week’s Musing Mondays from Should Be Reading asks…

“This week’s musing asks…

Would you choose to review a book if its description sounded interesting but the cover was terrible?

Ugly book covers are a pet peeve of mine. My enjoyment of the book diminishes by ugly covers. I wouldn’t say I don’t review books that have terrible covers but I mention it on my review. Like on my review of The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith, I clearly express my disapproval of the cover even though I liked the book itself. The most irritated I have ever been by a cover was by the cover of The Art of War. The cover depicted some random man talking on a cell phone. An ancient Chinese book that has been celebrated through the ages for its wisdom deserves better, in my opinion.

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10 comments

  1. I’ve not reviewed books, so I guess that part of the question doesn’t fit me. But I am a cover snob, for sure!

  2. “The Art of War. The cover depicted some random man talking on a cell phone. An ancient Chinese book that has been celebrated through the ages for its wisdom deserves better, in my opinion.”

    Ok… I’m not a total cover-snob…. but even I have to say that’s pretty… I don’t even know the word. What’s a cell phone doing on an ancient writing book cover? Also, I couldn’t find this specific cover…. I guess that’s a good thing.

    My answer is: http://shaynagier.com/musing-monday-book-cover-delimma.html/

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