I have been concocting this in my head for months now and finally decided it was time to put “the pen to paper” so to say.
I know that one of my book buying habits is to pick up and purchase a book based purely on looks. You say: don’t judge a book by its cover, and I don’t! I judge it on so much more than that (although admittingly yes, I do still pick up books based on the way it looks so, I guess the saying is still relative here).
There is so much to consider when picking up a book based on how it looks: the cover yes, but also the spine details, the back cover, the pages (are they deckled?! are they sprayed?!), the title pages, the chapter headers, the naked spine, the naked hardcover, and I could go on and on because I just love all of the aspects and characteristics that go into making a book beautiful and unique.