Kinda prompted by Hav and RJ, thanks guys Do you do it? If the cover has terrible art, would you put it back? If it has really great art, would you pick it up? What makes you notice a book? I remember being asked once what had attracted me to a book, and I responded with something along the lines of "Well, it's red." Very articulate, but I meant it - there was this one red book in a shelf on not-red books, and it stood out, so I picked it up and read the back cover. And Warbreaker, which I hadn't meant to read right away, has an absolutely stunning cover, so I saw it and decided to take a look. What makes you pick up a book you've never heard of before?