do first impressions matter ?

I m just reading a book by a Egyptian writer that has sat on my shelf since last year it has a slightly underwhelming cover ,but so far I m finding the prose wonderful ,This made me question do I judge to early on some books .If I hear about a book via a podcast ,good review or some one who’s opinion I respect ,I will get the book regardless of the cover .This came to my mind after a discussion on twitter to-day about do we judge by cover to often I ll hold my hand up ,that I do a lot of the time .

 now this is the Egyptian cover I find it a little to cartoonish ,and maybe not in keeping with the book

This is another book I read a while ago ,that cover just dosen’t seem to fit the book ,I want to read this after hearing the writer talk about it on ABC’s book show .

What do you do ?

Are you put off by a cover ?

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