This or That? #92

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This or That? #92

This week Bookmark Chronicles (and myself) would like to know:

If you’re in the bookstore looking for a new book to read, which of these would play the biggest role in whether or not you purchase a book:

Cover ~ Description ~ Author

(must choose just one)

Too be honest what would bring me over would probably be the author or the cover and if it catches my eyes…BUT…saying that, it would be the description for me whether or not I would purchase a book. A book can be pretty and the author might possibly be a favourite of mine, but if the description doesn’t catch me or bores me for one reason or another, I am probably not going to buy it.

This or That? #66

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This or That? #66

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

This is sort of a random question but…..

How do you feel about faces on book covers?

(Like them ~ Don’t like them ~ Don’t really care)

I honestly found this question to be an interesting one, because a lot of times having a face on a cover can actually put me off. Unless the person looks like me. One of the reasons I love to read to so much is because it allows my mind to wander, and for me to imagine what I want. If I see someone else’s face on that cover (and it may sound silly…kind of paranoid) I can’t help thinking the book is for them and about them. Instead of being able to imagine myself as a character. The book isn’t for me, the book is for that person, and that person alone, if that makes sense?

If you take the below picture for an example. The woman on the cover looks too much like a girl that was my first ever “cyber bully”. So it instantly puts me off, and I’m sure that it’s a perfectly fine book, but I just can’t make myself do it.

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