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    I'm not 12 and I read mostly classics and books appreciated by the tradition from respected authors, so covers don't matter at all.
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    (Original post by Balmain SS17)
    Excuse me, what is a blurb?:mute:
    The blurb on the back cover of the book informs you what the story is/could be about.
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    There is usually useful information on the back and I can't read every book so yes
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    i'll only read the blurb if the cover engages me
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    The blurb on the back cover of the book informs you what the story is/could be about.
    Oh right, thanks.
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    Does the appearance of a book cover persuade or dissuade you from reading the book in question? :juggle:
    Or are you more likely to read a book if the cover looks interesting? :dumbells:
    Do you think the blurb on the back of the book also makes a difference? :banana:
    1) I judge a book on its title. If I'm looking for help with Quantum Mechanics, I would read something like 'Quantum Mechanics for Beginners' not 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'

    2) No, but I prefer it if the cover is plain, or vaguely interesting.

    3) I always read the blurb before I make my decision. If the blurb is bad, I won't read it. The order I go is:

    - Is the book about something I would be interested in? Check the title.

    - If title is good, read the blurb.

    - If blurb is good, get the book.
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    I wont read the blurb of every single book I come across, the cover gives an idea of what the book will be like so if i like the cover then ill read the blurb
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    I usually read the blurbs of a few books then decide which interests me most, if I'm still unsure I choose the ones with best cover
 
 
 
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