Paperback's Pondering's is a weekly discussion when I take a topic and well, ponder about it! This week's topic is all about my opinion on book covers.
The only thing that bothers me on a cover is couples. I feel like couples on a romance cover showing too much chemistry can make me uncomfortable reading the book in public. I just don't like it. However other than that, the thing that will really sell me on a book is the synopsis, not the cover.
Now I'm not saying that I don't appreciate a nice cover when I see one. There are many covers that I note are exceptionally beautiful. However I myself, don't find it that important.
There's a big debate as to matching covers in a series, and a lot of people find it annoying when the sequel doesn't match the original. Speaking from personal experiences, I'm most of the time too excited to read the sequel, that the cover is the last thing I notice.
I think it's mostly because I don't consider myself a very visual learner. I like to read about information, as opposed to look at it. So when I pick up a book, I will immediately turn it on to the back and read the blurb.
I want to know what you think. Is the cover the most important component in your opinion, or are you partial to something else?
Emily @ Paperback Princess