How Do You Decide to Buy a Book?

Today one of my friends asked me how I generally bought a new book. At first it sounded weird to me. Generally, I just walk into a bookshop, check the recent books, have a look at the best sellers around the world, try to find the books that my friends recommend and go to main literature section. Since I took lessons about literature in university, many American or British writers are quite familiar to me. If I want to try something new, I read the back cover or sometimes just the cover is enough. 🙂 This is me, buying a book.

Then I remembered this interesting article below which is about a 6 year old girl guessing the plot of the books by its cover. 🙂 Maybe it was a good way to judge a book like a few years ago; however, the covers may be confusing these days… Anyway, let’s see how this little girl did! 🙂


“I think it’s a book about a haunted theme park and it stars a magical magic guy and he’s good and evil and he’s trying to get rid of the ghosts. And I think at the end, since it’s haunted by a ghost, he tried to make the park go on fire and it did.”




“This is about a girl that goes mining. I don’t know why, but she looks like she would go mining, mining for gold.”




“It’s about a person who is a robot, a very colorful robot. He’s pretty fancy for a robot.”




“It looks weird. I think this must be a book about a tree. I would not read a book about just a tree. And it looks like it’s a sad tree too since it has no friends.”


Well, sometimes it’s better not to judge the books by its cover! 🙂


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