Recently I received a book the cover of which caused my mother to go, "That looks boring." But, see, if there's one thing that reading Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews taught me, it's that covers are misleading. (Okay, I finished reading that this week. But it reinforced that notion.)
However, I'll agree: crappy covers suck. Nothing is more of a mood killer than seeing an excellent book with a cover designed by an unconscious infant - nothing is more aggravating than buying a book with an excellent cover only to find out the writing is ... in a class of its own, to be sarcastic.
So I thought I'd compile a list of my cover attractions - what calls me to a book before I even read the synopsis.
Frogs. Hey, I'm looking for my Prince Charming, all right? (Er...not really.)
Butterflies. They're fascinating creatures - metamorphosis and all that.