Yesterday and today's mail inspired this post. I had several padded brown envelopes delivered, and that always seem to mean an unexpected reading treasure. Now imagine my
The House on Oyster Creek
Live To Tell
All (3) of these came from different publishers, and honestly, I am thrilled and honored that these publishers feel that my reviews warrant sending me these free review copies, BUT...why do they show the actual cover art, and then print the ARCs in the awful, ugly plain paper wraps? Is is that much of a savings to do this?
I know I am sounding petty and ungrateful, but it is really just disappointment. I drooled over these books, and was attracted not only by the storyline but the covers as well. I was hoping I might be lucky enough to get a review copy, and then it arrives and it pushes my expectations of these books down a notch because of the plain covers. Sorry but that is how I'm feeling.
So I am wondering book bloggers....
- If all the best sellers came with plain boring covers like these, would you want to still rush out and BUY them?
- Would they still be on the top of your list to borrow from the library?
- Would you read some other books first, that had covers that you loved?
- Should I just shut up, stop being such a cover snob and be happy? LOL