I receive several e-mails a week from different sites wanting me to feature something on my blog. Appoximately 99% of those e-mails clearly come from spanners who have no idea that a blog called In Bed With Books is about books.
OnlineCollege.org maintains a blog about a variety of topics designed to interest college students. Doesn't really line up with IBWB, but the article I received an e-mail about does fit my interests: 25 Worst Book Covers of All Time. I'm impressed by the variety of genres covered, though most of the books are pulpy SF. It's so easy to make fun of pulpy SF covers.
But I'm always interested in cover conversations. After all, different people have different tastes. Although some cover art is brilliant or awful no matter what.
Judge a Book by Its Cover is a hilarious blog by a former librarian Maughta (and a few others). If you think you know hideous book covers, wait to be astouded by the depths of awful she and her compatriarts have illuminated.
The famous Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog frequently features awful romance covers. (Cheesy romance covers come close to being as bad as pulpy SF covers.)
The super interesting Jacket Whys is another librarian blog. She examines trends in children's and young adult book covers, whether they be good or bad. She also compares different editions of a book to track which covers work best.
I can't think of a cover I truly hate off the top of my head, but I love this one for Golden Fool by Robin Hobb.
It's detailed, beautifully colored, and the image directly relates to the contents of the book. Plus, it shows a little skin without being faux sexy or impossible to carry on the bus without embarrassment.
Oh wait, I thought of a bad cover.
So, what covers do you hate or love?