Yet another questions stolen from the archives of Booking Through Thursdays. (see side bar for link)
They say, "Don't judge a book by it's cover." But how much does the design of a book affect your reading enjoyment? Hardcover vs. softcover? Font? Illustrations? Etc.?
When it comes to reading or enjoying a story, I really don't care what's on the cover. However, when I am looking to buy a book, I almost always choose hard cover. They last longer and they look better on the shelf. And I do admit that when walking past the book isle in the grocery store, a unique picture has been known to catch my eye and lure me over to read what the book is about. Very rarely does it get me to buy the book though. So over all, I'd say I don't judge a story by it's cover, but I do judge a book by one.
Do you judge books by their covers?