there’s no scam of the century on the title, but it’s pretty obvious what this post is. frankly speaking this is genuinely one of the most representative posts of “scam of the century” because all it does is describe what it is— a scam.
something i want to confess honestly, i really do judge a book by its cover. when i’m walking down the book aisle, or just looking for books to add to my TBR, there’s only two main things i notice in a book first— the title and the cover.
the title is something that’s either a hit or a miss but for me the cover’s something very delicate. take colleen hoover’s “all your perfects” for example. what the fuck is that cover ?? what is that supposed to be ?? i’m going to do all of you a favor by not posting it here, be sure to thank me later.
two people kissing ?? right in front of my salad ?? how am i supposed to buy that even though i know everything colleen hoover puts out is stunning, amazing and tear-inducing.
so that’s a book i’m going to put off reading FOREVER.
take a book like “they both die at the end” or “city of girls” and of course while this whole discourse on books and their attractive physical features is highly subjective, i think we all can agree that both the books have amazing, stunning covers. i would obviously be more inclined to buy those 2 instead of all your perfects even though i know all three authors are absolutely STUNNING.
i feel like ugly book covers kind of do an injustice to authors who are actually AMAZING writers, who are like actually so good at what they do. but then you have something like 2 people making out or some guy and his 6 packs plastered all over the cover and there’s no way in the world i’m going to be carrying something like that on the bus or to someplace common like school.
ugly book covers to me, are something i reserve for my kindle.
if i find a book cover ugly but i still want to read it, i’ll just put it on my kindle instead of going through the pain of seeing the book cover everyday. you might think i’m exaggerating but i’m actually not. it’s such a painful process.
or the best thing everyone should do is put a blank white sheet in front of every book with just the title and let it go. but then we’d miss out on so many good covers. but then we’d also have to deal with the fugly ones.
your thoughts on book covers?? how much do you judge a book by its cover?? what is the ugliest book cover you’ve ever seen? the prettiest one?? the comments are open for your rants 💆🏻
this post should have been in “keep strugglin” instead😭😭
asic signing off,