Sunday, March 28, 2010

Covers Before Contents

I absolutely do judge books by their cover. I buy novels for the image on the front. Even better if it has raised lettering, flocking or a lovely title font. I imagine I'll like what's on the inside as much I do the outside. Magazines are a different story altogether. If I'm a loyal follower, like I am to so many, I buy it no matter what the cover. But sometimes there are covers alone that can suck me in and make me add another monthly mag to my already heaving mag towers. These covers have done just that. Irresistible.

11 comments:

Beach House Living said...

The the third cover with the chair overlooking the water would have caught my attention for sure.

carla said...

I really loved the "Bush Christmas" cover. My boss' wife Lara Hutton styled the first one (the vase of flowers) she is an amazing stylist.

red ticking said...

i fully agree... the 3rd cover got me! i dont know this magazine... and i thought i bought every magazine known... i have stacks to prove it (ugh) xx

Tina said...

Hi :) I just found your blog via the gorgeous Jules at the Diversion Project. Love these covers, my fave magazine! I am so happy to have found you. Wishing you a wonderful week. ~ Tina x

Karyn said...

So true, I have & love all these covers. I enjoy reading the stories in Country Style also. Great Post !

more.than.the.stars.and.the.sky said...

Hello, I am just becoming interested in decor/living magazines and I was wondering if anyone had some good suggestions for mags to buy in the US. I know I missed the boat on Domino. Is this magazine available? I am more interested in US magazines at this time simply due to cost. Thanks for your thoughts!

Vanilla Press said...

I agree, these are just beautiful covers.
x

Alison Rebecca Davis said...

Movies, books and magazines get me the same way!! That's why I'm always picking up wedding magazines and watching indie flicks. I'm a sucker for beauty!

cathyb said...

I'm with you - I'll buy anything from detergent to magazine to shampoos just based on the outside!

Maisonette said...

I am the exact same way with books. I have this process of choosing books that begins with judging them by their covers. I then read the back. If the back sounds good I read the first page. If the first page is great then I have no choice but to buy the book.

Alya said...

I agree 1000%. Book covers are a major deal breaker for me. It sucks you in right away.

As for magazines, the fact that you've read an issue or more from them is what makes you buy a new issue. A good cover never hurts of course!