I think some of the little differences between men and women are really funny. My wife would have no problem buying condoms or medicine for a yeast infection or something like that but would be embarrassed to buy a BDSM romance novel at the book store. I would have no problem buying a BDSM book but I would never buy Vagisil. I’m even too embarrassed to buy toilette paper. Yet I would have not problem walking in a store full of people and saying “Give me the new Penthouse and the new copy of Redneck Pussy”.
(On a side note that has nothing to do with this blog you know how fucking embarrassing it is to walk into a store and have to choose the regular size condoms that are right next to the extra-large condoms. I don’t have to buy condoms anymore but it seemed like every time I did there was a pretty girl working the counter and she knows I had to choose the smaller condoms so it’s like saying “That’s right, I have a little dick”. If the girl was really hot I would buy the extra large size and then go to another store and buy the smaller ones.)
Anyway I was thinking of this because Sue Grimshaw gave me a great idea for a blog. She sent me this article along with some book covers and I am very curious to see what your reaction is. The article is written by Josie Leavitt who works in a book store. She was noticing that many women came into to buy 50 Shades of Grey but were somewhat embarrassed to ask for the book or pay for it at the counter. I find this extremely funny. And when ever I hear a woman complaining that women are objectified by men I want to show them the cover of romance novels to prove women are just as perverted as us. Anyway I want to know if you would be influenced by the cover on a book and if it would make you more or less likely to buy a book. Do you prefer a cover that suggests what the book is about? And would you be intimitaded to buy a book with a really hardcore cover?
Now from a man’s perspective who reads romance novels covers don’t really influence me because they are all muscular guys and all look the same too me so I am only really interested in the story. But if a hot chick was on the cover it may affect me. Below are some covers Sue sent and I will give you my opinion then I want to hear yours.
The above book is the popular Fifty Shades of Grey. The cover is very plain but the book is very popular which suggests women don’t much care about a sexy cover. This cover would effect me though because I would think “this book has no sex in it, it’s about a tie” and I don’t know if I would buy it. If there is no indication on the cover that someone’s dick is going to get sucked I’m not sure I’m interested.
This book is Lace and Leather. It shows a woman stripping a man and it is clear he will be getting a hummer. Ok, I changed my mind book covers do influence me. I’m buying this book.
Would this guy make you buy this book over Fifty Shades of Grey? It would effect me only because it’s about sports and that is apparent from the cover so it would make me a least pick it up and look at it.
This book cover suggests this chick is gonna get banged by two guys, not my thing. I wouldn’t even pick it up.
This cover does nothing for me and wouldn’t influence me at all in a negative or positive way.
Ok, I don’t know who the chick on this cover is but I love her and this is my new favorite book. I am giving it 1000 stars. I think it may be the greatest book ever written and I haven’t even read it.
So there you go I want to know what you think. I’m surprised because I didn’t think I would be influenced by a cover but I am. Are you?