Thursday, January 14, 2010

Booking Through Thursday: Flapper? Or Not a Flapper?

Suggested by Prairie Progressive:
Do you read the inside flaps that describe a book before or while reading it?

I can be a pretty impatient reader, so a lot of the time I will start reading a book, want to know more about what's going on, and refer to the inside flap hoping that it will let me know where things are going. I do this especially when I'm having trouble getting into a book or am trying to figure out the implications of something that I just read.  Sometimes I'll refer to the flap several times throughout a book. I also refer to the inside flap when I'm trying to figure out what book I want to read next, and will read whichever one sounds more interesting or that I'm more in the mood for. Although I'm far more likely to refer to the flap while I'm reading rather than beforehand.


  1. I'm pretty much the same as you. Too many books, too little time to waste trying to figure out if I'm "getting it," or if I'm ever going to like it. Flaps help to answer a lot of my questions. Yours looks like an interesting blog. I'll follow you! Stop lurking and please stop by my blog. :)

  2. I refused to get Under the Dome by Stephen King because it had no jacket flap. However, luckily, my son got it for me for Christmas.

  3. Yes, I do this too. I especially do it if its one of those books that is so confusing at the beginning like A MERCY by Toni Morrison. Great, awesome book, but I reread the chapter twice, and I was like, WHAT? Then I read the flap and thought--just give it a chance. Eventually it all made sense. :)

    Margo :)