Daily Prompt: Judgment Day Posted by Ranu

If I were to judge my favourite book by its cover, will I still read it? Yes I will,the cover of a book,makes no difference to me.I pick books by the title and not cover. Recently I read Paulo Coelho’s book,’The Alchemist’,I didn’t even look at the cover.Out of curiosity I took out the book again and looked at the cover.The design is nothing out of the ordinary, there is nothing on it that can make me even a little eager to find out what it is about.The title certainly attracted my attention.I started reading the book and did not stop until I was finished.This is the type of book I will read several times.

Another book that caught my attention,was ,’Proof of Heaven’.This one is written by a neurologist.I could not put it down until I read the whole book. I am embarrassed to admit,I didn’t even look at the cover.I read the title and bought the book.What I am trying to say is,’I do not judge a book by its cover.”

Reading Proof of Heaven, Dr. Eben Alexander's ...

Reading Proof of Heaven, Dr. Eben Alexander’s near death experience (Photo credit: Lost A Sock)

13 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Judgment Day Posted by Ranu

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you very much for this.

    It is noteworthy that you pick books to read without relying on their covers. Cover art and graphics are a huge part of the methodology of marketing books. Sometimes, covers can eye-catching, and fooling as well.

    All good wishes,


    • I do not rely on the covers,they can be deceiving.So far all the books I have read depended on the title.
      The titles never deceived me so far.There was a book written by an eighth grader,the title of his book was
      ‘This can’t be happening at Macdonald Hall’Instantly I found the book and read it.I told my kids about it,they found the copies
      from the library.Pretty soon I had my kids running for books,I told them about.The librarian was elated to find so
      many interested readers.Thank you for your visit.

  2. Alchemist has been lying on my shelf for a long time and your post has inspired me to finally read it and find out why so many people are liking it – soon, then. Thank you for this post.

  3. I loved The Alchemist! I read it when I was much younger and it was one of the first books that I thoroughly enjoyed. For some reason, the simplicity of the cover compelled me to read the book – but you’re right, there was nothing out of the ordinary printed on the front. Thanks for your post x

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