Welcome to Thoughts for Thursday! This feature is our outlet to talk with you about whatever we currently have on our minds. It might be bookish, it might not! Now for this week's thought:
Do you like the movie inspired book covers?
My idea for this topic came after I was talking to a friend about reading the book Gone Girl. She went to Barnes and Noble to buy the book but could not find a single version that did not have Ben Affleck on it from the movie poster. She was quite bummed out and I would be too. I totally get that since the movie was coming out that was the version they were pushing in store but it made me wonder if people truly prefer the updated movie inspired book covers.
I feel like I am a purest for the most part when it comes to book covers. I hands down would rather have the book on the right than the book on the left. The older version of Gone Girl just seems more true to the book. After chatting with my friend for some time, I was reminded of my Christmas shopping experience where my husband requested a copy of Ender's Game as one of his gifts. Of course I was excited that he wanted a book for Christmas, so I went on my way to buy him a copy. His only caveat was that he wanted it without any movie characters on it and without any sticker or logo that said soon-to-be motion picture. Which then led me to do a bit of searching and ending up with wrong cover versions until I could get an older copy that was still in good condition.
Do you prefer a non-movie inspired movie cover? Does it not matter to you? Or do you want both version? Does it depend on the movie? or the book? Or am I crazy :) ?