Today’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Have you ever bought a book because you liked its cover art?
Just once that I can remember. I bought Aria of the Sea by Dia Calhoun based on its cover–which didn’t even have the title on it, and I seem to recall there wasn’t a plot description anywhere either. This was a significant departure for me, since I rarely buy a book without reading it first. But I was at my library’s warehouse sale, and this was a gamble that only cost me a dollar. It was a good book too–and I think I was intrigued by the art style of the cover, and wondering what that heroine was thinking.
I can’t recall another time I’ve bought a book by cover–but I read books that way often. My practice when browsing at the library is to find an intriguing title, look at the cover (usually a pretty good hint of genre and style, though not always), and then read about two sentences of the plot description. At that point a book either has me or not.
Do you look at covers when you buy books? How heavily do they weigh with you?