I do and even though I shouldn’t, but when you’re walking down the line of books at a bookstore or a library, which are you most likely to pick up? The book with attractive colors and fonts or one that just looks dull.
I know I’d reach for the better-looking one. The cover is the first thing that draws me into the book. (The title being the second) When I see that dull book sitting on the shelf I just automatically think the storyline will be match up to the cover. Or maybe while walking down the YA section I’ll see one book that has cartoon characters on the front that looks like it belongs with the children’s books. I wouldn’t pick it up, even though it could turn out to be a great story.
(This only applies in stores, when I’m on my computerobviously I’ll always read reviews before making up my mind about the book.)
This is just a bad habit of mine that I think many people also have.