This week the Monday Musings question is the following: Would you choose to review a book if its description sounded interesting but the cover was terrible?
I’m honestly not sure about this one, having never been put in that position. So far, there have only been a few books I’ve been asked to review and the covers have been approximately as appealing as the descriptions.
When I first read this question, I misread the word “review” as “read” and I didn’t think the question made much sense. In real life, browsing in the library for example, I don’t think I’d ever pick up a book with an unappealing cover. This means I’d never get a chance to realize I liked the description because the cover drove me off first. I think this might be one advantage to being asked to review books and reading other bloggers’ book reviews: you might read about an interesting book you would have passed by because of the cover and end up enjoying reading a book you would have missed otherwise.