Is It Okay to Judge a Book by Its Cover?

Is It Okay to Judge a Book by Its Cover?

Book Culture

I have a confession to make: I judge books by their covers. I know, I know, it’s a cardinal sin⁠—but I can’t help it.  When I see a book with big shiny letters and a chiseled man toting a gun, I think spy novel. When I see two lovers clasping each other over a curly cue font, I think bawdy romance. When I see an artsy photo with minimalist typeface, I think indie novel.   Image via amazon   A good cover hints at what to expect from a book. It is, effectively, a marketing tool. But it’s also much …