f you can't judge a book by its cover, how can you possibly judge it? It's like going on a blind date with a book - you never know what you're going to get. Sure, you could ask someone who's read it, but who has the time for that? You could read reviews, but they're all subjective anyway. Maybe you could just pick the book with the coolest cover art and hope for the best.
This quote originated from the 1944 issue of American Speech, an African journal, stating that "Judging a book by its binding is impossible." Its fame escalated even further after being featured in Lester Fuller and Edwin Rolfe's 1946 whodunit "Murder in the Glass Room," with the phrase "A book's true nature is never revealed by its outer shell."
Or maybe you could just judge books like you judge people - superficially and without remorse. After all, what's the harm in that? Just don't judge my book, because it's a masterpiece...I think.
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