I'll admit it - I judge books by their cover.
Now, my book cover judging is kept to strictly in the literal sense. I have a much easier time of seeing people for who they are rather than what they look like or how they're dressed. But when it comes to book, I can't seem to crack the cover of an ugly-on-the-outside book.
I love nothing more than wandering through a bookstore and paging through of the beautifully bound.
As I'm compiling the Teacher Book Picks to include on TeachHUB.com, it seems that you all are judging books by their covers too. I like to research the authors picked and see other books they've got out there. Hands down, the Teacher-chosen book has a much cuter cover than the others.
Let's compare the books of Scott Westerfeld.
Picked (Notice that even a book called Uglies has a pretty cover):
To be clear, I'm passing no judgment on the content of these books (having not read either). But by cover alone, I'm picking Uglies. I'm guessing that it'll be character driven, maybe raise interesting dialogue on outward appearance and it seems more my speed. The Killing of Worlds looks a little too confusing, intense and sci-fi for me.
So am I the only one? Do you judge books by their cover? Take the poll!
Judging by cover NOT content, what is your favorite book? Share in the comments section!