You Can’t Tell a Book by it’s Cover

Favorite Coffee Table Books.

All that glitters is not gold.

William Shakespeare
New York Times, The Best Book Covers of 2022

On the flip side, maybe someone who doesn’t dazzle at first glance is worth looking at further. Not everyone seeks the stage . The subdued cover could be hiding something more interesting and worth a second look.

5 responses to “You Can’t Tell a Book by it’s Cover”

  1. adriennekraft2021 Avatar

    So true.Taking the time to find out what is inside is so important.

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    1. Not to say I don’t respect your opinion on other topics, also. 🤔


  2. I respect your opinion on this topic Adrienne. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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  3. Book covers nowadays are all about marketing and along with technology they can make it look exactly as they wish. It’s a little frightening to have that much freedom over the cover, because you are right my darling…it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

    When I purchase a book it’s always hardback in good, used condition. The dust jacket can look pretty beat up, so I take the jacket off to enjoy the actual look and feel of the book. They are beautiful with no cover and sometimes the author leaves a surprise!

    If you remove the cover of The Sound of Paper, by Julia Cameron you’ll see a sentence engraved in gold on the book itself that reads, “Think of this book as a summer’s hike…”😍

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    1. I love the idea of finding a surprise beneath the book’s dust jacket and you are right it does make for a better reading experience. I still like pretty pictures, though. 🤍

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