The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. IT was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy@Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
This week’s prompt is:
Do you prefer to leave book jackets on or off while reading?
Most of the books I read come from the library so I don’t really have a choice in the matter. But for the few books that I do own I usually leave the jacket on, unless it is a really thick book. I find with the thick books that the jacket is always moving around as I read, so I do slip those off while reading, but I put them back on when I am not reading it. I like to look at the pretty pictures while it is resting on my bedside table. .
Even with my library books, though I do like to sneak a peek at what is underneath the jacket. You never know what kind of treasure you will find. I always think it is a nice touch by the publisher to add a little something to the bare cover of a book. Even when it is just a little emblem or simple icon, I think it shows that the publisher cares about the outside as well as inside. I do get a little annoyed when I can tell that something was printed on the back of the jacket that I can’t see with a library book though. In those cases, which granted are usually middle grade or YA, I will look for the book in a store to see what the back of the jacket is all about.
I know a lot of people who take the covers off, and I get that. I get that you don’t want the cover to be crinkled or ruined. But a wrinkled and somewhat bedraggled cover is also a sign of how much a book was loved by the owner which isn’t a bad thing.