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Old 05-08-2012, 07:56 AM
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Re: Judge a book by its cover!

OH MY GOD, you guys posted fantastic covers!

Moriquendi: the Hungarian version of LotR also has Gandalf on its cover, but it's half as awesome. And the second and third covers are even weirder! :'>

As for The Silmarillion, we have a cooler (and more expensive) version with all the pictures and I wish I had this one, but alas, I own a cheaper version -- I was glad to actually find it after long months of intense search!
So yeah, there's one with Ted Nasmith's art as a cover:

And the cheaper one -- I actually don't know who this person is. With my friend we kept trying to figure out who the figure could be, our best guess was Arien, but... no clue, really. Perhaps you can help us out!

My all-time favourite cover is probably this one:

I find it magnificent: so mysterious despite being rather simple. c:
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:01 AM
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Re: Judge a book by its cover!

I don't think I've ever picked up a book (or anything for that matter) based purely on the cover. Usually someone just hands something to me and says "read this" and I say "ok."

That said, I enjoy a good cover design as much as the next person just for aesthetic reasons. There's been a lot of good examples posted already, but this is one of my favourites:

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:03 PM
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Re: Judge a book by its cover!

See this book cover? It's a book cover for the first book in one of the best, most addictive reading books series I have ever read. I read all 5 books over the span on 15 days, and I judged it by the cover. I thought it was a cool cover.

I always judge a book by either the cover of the title. If I like it, I read to back and find out if it's something i'd be interested in.

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:07 PM
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Re: Judge a book by its cover!

Gripping read about a woman whose life has never been an easy ride, she gets paid for being herself but is never happy and insists on revealing every speck of her personal life to the public.

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:18 PM
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It's simple, but that's why I like it so much. I'm not good at explaining art so I'll just say the colours are neat.

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Old 05-08-2012, 07:58 PM
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Re: Judge a book by its cover!

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I was 15 when I saw this in my dad's CD collection and on impulse stuck it into the CD player only to fall in love.
Reading this reminds me, I always loved the album cover for The Beatles Sgt. Pepper album

I don't know why, but it was so interesting to me from when I was a little kid and first started listening to it! I always liked to look at it and focus on all the different cardboard cut-out characters they put in it and how the Beatles put themselves in the middle of it. Definitely my favorite album cover. :)

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:49 PM
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Re: Judge a book by its cover!

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How much do you enjoy book cover designs? How much do you think it influences you when it comes to making ~the grand decision~?

To be honest, it's much more likely that I'll be put-off for buying a book if the cover isn't to my liking. The way I go about finding books is generally by author rather than by browsing covers.

For example, these two books, I probably wouldn't have bought if I saw them at the bookstore, but I read them (and really enjoyed them at the time) because I was looking for books by that particular author.


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Old 05-08-2012, 10:49 PM
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Yeah.... Dragons.

The title lied to me... I thought it would be very violent... it was a lie...

The letters used are from the Russian alphabet. It was obviously against communism and pro-freedom.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:16 AM
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Re: Judge a book by its cover!

I like book covers that are not very serious looking. I'm into light n fluffy bull❤❤❤❤ about young women or older teens who are trying to figure out life or something and they're kinda funny and relatable and cute. So I normally go for bright, pinkish looking covers.

Or maybe I'm in the mood for the complete opposite of that. Lately I've been reading (or rereading for some) all of Chuck Palahniuk's books and his covers are all very very simple which makes sense because his writing style is minimalistic.

I also really love historical fiction for some reason so if there's some history-looking stuff (what, could you explain it better?) on the cover then I'm interested.

Also, I dunno if this counts as judging a book by it's cover, but if it's the original book version of some movie I like then I'll get it and read it. And then never feel the same way about the movie again

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Old 05-10-2012, 05:23 PM
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Re: Judge a book by its cover!

Book covers sometimes influence when I want to buy a book. But after seeing a cover I always read the part in the back to see what it is about. If it sounds interesting I will buy it. Recently I just bought like 5 books but the cover didn't influence me. I usually only get a book if a friend recommends it or is similar to a book that i have already read. But if I didn't read the part in the back and the cover looked cool I would maybe get it. Like when I see a book cover and don't read I like to assume what's happening in the story and what will happen.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:50 PM
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Re: Judge a book by its cover!

Is it possible to upload photos onto here directly from my 3DS?


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