Daily Prompt: Judgment Day

If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?

I have a bit of an issue with answering this prompt. But not for the reason you might believe. I understand the premise and see the validity in the question. So what is my issue? Do I have one or am I just being dodgy? Perhaps. But my real issue with this prompt is the idea that I have a favorite book. In truth my favorite book is usually the one I have just completed. As a storyteller, I love delving into other tales and feeling as though I am toted along on a carriage through each scene, watching the protagonist and antagonist do their dance.

But I will answer this prompt by giving you the opinion on the last three books I read. The last one I completed is called The Reckoning:Saga of a Civil War Blockade Runner by Bob Larranaga. I used to love all things that related to the American Civil War or the War Between the States. I suppose the romantic notion of the southern states standing up for their beliefs was enough when I was younger to blind me to the other issues. I will say the cover would probably have not been enough to lead me to read this particular book. I am glad I had the promotional blurb to steer me toward the right decision.

On the other hand the second and third covers of books above were plenty to get me to read. A picture of the White House, which is the symbol of the President of the United States of America, one of my greatest interests in fiction stories, made “The Dirty Secret” by Brent Wolfingbarger  a must read. I was not disappointed as this story of a contested election in the Electoral College was suspenseful and thrilling from the beginning to the end. When i finished the book I entered a review on Amazon and recently got a response by the author through my Word Press comments. It was the first time i had interaction with the author of a book I read.

The other cover I included here for “In Deep Shitake” is about a humorous, romantic suspense tale by an author by the name of Patricia Mason. To me the cover looked like a James Bond kind of tale, which is another of my favorite movie characters. To be sure the story is not anything like Mr. Ian Fleming would craft, but it was an enjoyable read. Ms. mason has more books in this series that will probably make my reading list at some future date.

I would happily recommend each of these books to you for your perusal and enjoyment. So if I have a word of advice, it would be do not judge these books or any others by their covers. I understand more and more the power of the promotional blurb that is included on the back jacket or the entry online to make you decide to choose the book. I must work on polishing mine to make them undeniably enticing.

Other Judgement Day posts:

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  4. It’s the 21st Century: There Is No Excuse for A Bad Cover | Ramisa the Authoress
  5. Judgment Day | First Impressions and Eye-Catchers | Death By Any Other Name
  6. DP – Judgement Day | Life With Pink Princesses
  7. The Lights Are On | Conversations
  8. False Impression. | ayimas
  9. Never Judge a Book by its Cover | بيسان
  10. Daily Prompt: Judgment Day | Of Glass & Paper
  11. Daily Prompt: Judging This Book By Its Cover… | Creative Mysteries
  12. Sometimes A Picture Or Book Cover Is Worth Three Words – “Not For Me” | The Jittery Goat
  13. Down here we all float… | thoughtsofrkh
  14. Why I Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover | Stuphblog
  15. Wednesday Words – Judgment Day | Tommia’s Tablet
  16. Insist on Having Distinction | Daily Prompt: Judgment Day | likereadingontrains
  17. Daily Prompt: Judge Your Favorite Book By It’s Cover | My Daily Prompt Blog
  18. Ald+R
  19. Twenties Girl | Ald+R
  20. Judging a book by it’s cover | The Nameless One
  21. Don’t judge a book by its cover | Little Things..シ
  22. Appearances Can Be Deceiving | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  23. Another Teen Novel | Creative and Juicy
  24. Books Uncovered | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog
  25. Is this counted as deja vu? | 祝福
  26. Can you judge a book by its cover? | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
  27. Cover Stories (Daily Prompt) | Prompt Queen
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  31. Daily Prompt: Judgment Day | The Blogging Path
  32. Judgement Day at the Bookstore | Breathing Space
  33. Don’t Judge Me! | theconsciouswriter
  34. When the book is closed, the story ended….. | To the future from the past
  35. Daily Prompt: Judge Not! | Not The Sword But The Pen
  36. Even authors judge books by their covers | The Flavored Word
  37. The Story of a Murderer | Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  38. Daily Prompt: Judgment Day | Moonlight Reflections
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  42. My Life and Life of Pi: a.k.a. that book over there by the drinking fountain with the tiger on it | A Writer’s Touch
  43. Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover | Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness
  44. Daily Prompt: Judgment Day | A Western Buddhist’s Travels
  45. Duncton Wood | paul scribbles
  46. Judge-Mental | Head full of Fluff
  47. Daily Prompt: Judgment Day | Joe’s Musings
  48. Daily Prompt: Judgement Day – The Lady in Pink Boots | Penuh Cinta
  49. Dum da dum dum… Judgment Day | amaroedolce

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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