This week's BTT topic is about jacket flaps: "Do you read the inside flaps that describe a book before or while reading it?" Ah, to flap or not to flap? That is the question.
And my answer, as usual, would be yes and no.
I probably don't read the dust jacket information (or back cover, for paperbacks) as much as I once did. These days, by the time I get to the book store or library, I've usually done quite a lot of online research about most of the books I'm likely to be interested in. So most of the time I really don't need to read the jacket info. Sometimes I wait until I've finished reading the book, and then go back and see what the inside flap has to say.
But I still love to browse the shelves, and always hope to discover some unknown, un-researched gem. And, of course, part of that experience is reading those dust jacket descriptions. So I might not be a full-fledged flapper, but I definitely have flapping tendencies.
How about you? Flapper or non-?