Today I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here.
“Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.”
Question of the Week: Do you read hardcovers with the dust jacket on or off? Why or why not?
(submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)
I always leave the dust jackets on. In fact, it never really even occurred to me to remove them. But having read some other responses I’m now thinking perhaps I should! I suppose they can be fiddly and annoying and the edges can curl up or even get torn if you’re not careful. I just have the feeling that if I took them off I would misplace them and they would end up covered in sticky toddler fingerprints.
Amber at The Literary Phoenix has encouraged me to take a look at mine to see if there’s any hidden artwork underneath. I hadn’t thought about how the raw covers could be quite beautiful. If you wanted to create a traditional ‘olde worlde’ style bookcase, you could remove all your dust jackets and your shelves would look very distinguished. I love the gorgeous cover art on the dustjackets though, so I definitely wouldn’t ditch them for good!
Do you remove the dust jackets from your hardbacks?