"If you judge a book by its cover, you might miss out on an amazing story."
It's a saying you've probably heard a million times. And I've noticed that there really is meaning to it. A lot of my favorite books have the most ordinary/plain/downright odd covers. (I'm not going to post photos for examples because it's all a matter of opinion!) So, do you think this by design? Or simply a coincidence?
On the other hand, some books that have ah-mazing cover art are ones I've had a tough time getting beyond the first chapter. There have been countless times that I've looked forward to reading a book by a new-to-me author because the cover was gorgeous enough to make me want to frame it and hang it on my wall. And for some reason or another, the writing/story/characters didn't speak to me enough to read up to the last page. Is this something that you've noticed in your own reading adventures?
I think the same can be said for people, too. Have you noticed that some of the most beautiful/put together/confident people on the outside tend to be the most broken/ugly/messed up on the inside? Pretty deep stuff, huh?