It seems that publishers should spend even more energy on chosing the covers for our beloved fantasy books. From what you answered, 83% of the respondent acknowledged that they have a least once buyed a book for its cover. However, I don't know if this is frequent.
As I said previouly, I did it too and I'm not sure it's the best idea to do it. It's always nice to have beautiful books sitting on the shelves even though I normally pile them so that I only see the side... and when I read a hardcover I usually put down the jacket to be certain not to tear it.
Now, a new poll: "What do you mostly look for in a review?"
- The score
- A complete analysis
- A brief take
Myself? I like a complete analysis (not too long although sometimes I know it's impossible to explain an opinion briefly...) even though every now and then I don't have the time to read all the reviews for a book and simply look at the score (if it's there) or the last paragraph.