Title inspired by Missie at The Unread Reader, because she (and her blog) is awesome, and I really couldn't name the title anything else, eh?
So like the title probably inclined, this is about books + their cover flap (which I hope is the right word, I'm talking about that cover thing you can take off hardcovers).
 it's kind of like *headdesk*. It's called the Jacket/Dust Jacket (not cover flap) which I did know but obviously didn't comprehend properly as I was writing this post :p Ah well, thanks to Cialina, Small, and Linds for pointing it out! =D
Here's one of my shelves after I removed all the flaps (I know, I have too much free time on my hands) Ooooh, pretty.
Q: When reading, do you keep the flap on?
One of my friend's collection doesn't even have covers, he says they annoy him. I think his books look naked. Hmm, difference of opinion, hey? When reading, I usually take off the flap, but for my shelves, definitely keep it on.
Q: Does the design of the 'inside binding' (dude, I so don't use correct terminology, my apologies) matter to you?
Some books keep it simple: solid colour, just the title/author printed on the spine. Some books go a bit bigger: 2 colours + words on spine. Some go all out: Colour + word + embossed symbols.
Easily, I love the 'all out' ones, it feels like more effort has been put in it and it's just simply more creative. For example (I Am Number Four), not the hugest fan of this book, but I do like the details (a lot):
Embossing / extra stuff = PRETTY
Q: Does colour matter?
YES! I LOVE the bright colours of Like Mandarin and Please Ignore Vera Dietz. Bright Orange? Purple + Yellow? LOOOVING it. Lastly, the dark purple of Nightshade is just gorgeous.
Oh, and the colour of the author/title on the spine also matters to me. For example, Hate List (blue on black) looks amazing, as does Vera Dietz (purple on yellow).
I like the simplicity of Black/silver-or-gold, but I also appreciate it when something like Blue or Red is used.
So yeah, that's it. Just a random post on my thoughts, I'd love to know what you think, and if you'd like, answer the questions =D
ps~ have you seen my post yesterday? Please take a look =D