It’s only natural my “attention to detail”, as I like to call it, has passed onto one of my greatest loves: books.
From an early age my parents have told me I’m an extremely picky eater – food could never be too sweet or too salty. Then there’s my problem with buying clothes. I always check that there’s no loose stitching. Buying knitwear is a nightmare because if the wool has been “hooked” out of the knitting I can’t buy it. Also, I have to check that pants are sewn straight!
Assuming ceteris paribus (all other things being equal) – that is, the rating on Goodreads, the reviews people give, the amount of knowledge I have about the book – this is what drives me to pick a book from the shelf:
Whoever said don’t judge a book by its cover is so wrong, I’m sorry.