I know we’re not supposed to, but it really is a lot quicker.
With so many good books to read, and so little time, and also so many shockingly bad books in print (and more of them every year), it’s a minefield out there. What’s a girl to do?
Because my autistic spectrum brain works so well with patterns and rules, I have formulated an absolutely fail-safe method of judging a book by its cover. See below:
Avoid books with:
- The author’s name in larger font than the title
- A front cover predominantly in pastel colours
- Cursive script anywhere on the cover
- Anything embossed
- Anything shiny
Be exceedingly wary of books:
- With endorsements anywhere on the cover
- With any out of focus pictures on the cover
- For sale in a railway station
And there we have it. Order can be brought from chaos after all. That’s going to save me hours every year of reading naff books.