You know those romance books with the half-naked dudes or with a man and a woman looking very intimate? I see these books and I run from them. I don’t know why, as it shouldn’t stop me from reading the book, but it does. I find myself stopping from even beginning to read a synopsis if a cover looks embarrassing like this. Even if I’m planning on getting an eBook of it!
I seriously don’t mean to do this. I just find these covers to be too embarrassing or too intimidating or…I don’t know! There really is no good reason for it and I really can’t even figure out why it is that I do this. I mean, I’m not a prude or anything. I read romance books that involve erotica. It’s not my favourite genre, but I don’t shy away from them. I read Fifty Shades of Grey for crying out loud! I also read Tears of Tess, which I liked. But those had rather modest and simple covers, didn’t they?
I wish I could explain better why I am like this…why I shy away from these kinds of books. I just…judge them. That’s the best explanation I can come up with. I think a part of me view books with these types of covers as kind of sleazy or something. Why else would it have a cover so racy? And yet I would read the same book if it had a more modest cover (assuming the synopsis sounded good). Weird, isn’t it?
I would definitely never be able to bring myself to reading a print book with a cover like that in public!! I would be way to embarrassed!
Now, my whole wacky idea of the possibility of books not having covers would prevent me from doing this. Then, there would be no intensely erotic cover to cause me to shy away!