Thursday, January 14, 2010

Booking Through Flappers

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Do you read the inside flaps that describe a book before or while reading it?

When I pick up a book, I do read the inside flaps. Sometimes I get back to it while reading the book too. I like the introductions and book descriptions or book blurbs. Sometimes, it is intersting to find that the story is entirely different from what the flaps imply.

I also like to read author interviews, which are given in the end of some of the books. But I read that after I finish the story, not before.

12 comments:

Nise' said...

I read everything too!

Jennifer said...

I read everything inside the book, just not the jacket. My Answer:http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-14-january.html

bermudaonion said...

I rarely read the flaps - I'm not sure why.

Diane said...

I always read the inside flaps. I am not a fan of prologues for some reason though!

jlshall said...

It's interesting how often the dust jacket info is completely different from the actual story in the book. I always find that really maddening.

C.B. James said...

I always read the flaps. I think that's one reason why I end up reading so many unusual books. If the title and the cover strike my interest, I check out the flap. If I like what the flap has to say, there's a good chance I'll get the book.

I'm something of an impulse buyer when it comes to books.

fredamans said...

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-flapper-or-not.html

Jeane said...

I have to laugh sometimes when the flap copy doesn't match up to the book at all. Makes me think someone didn't do their job properly and read the book before writing that bit!

Bluestocking said...

I don't read the parts about the author. Here is mine

Melody said...

I'm definitely a flapper!

pussreboots said...

I love reading the flaps. There's often a tidbit about the author there. My post is here.

stacybuckeye said...

I tend to read the flaps or back cover while I'm reading the book too. And I'm amazed at how many of them don't do justice to the story.