07 April 2011

Hop & Follow Friday! (5)

YAY FRIDAY!!! 
Welcome to my Friday blog party!



"Follow My Book Blog Friday" is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View.  Check out her site  for awesome reviews, author interviews, and so many other cool book-related things.  Oh yeah...and directions on how to join in the event!

This week's question: Do you judge a book by its cover?

*blushes* *looks sheepishly both ways* *shakes head yes*

I totally do.  Guilty as charged.  I'm TOTALLY a sucker for a beautiful cover and I think a lot of people are.  Actually, we discussed this in my library materials for children class because so many library books have the unfortunately unappealing, plain library board book binding.  Would you rather pick that book up or the latest by Melissa Marr with the beautiful cover?  Very rarely will a kid or teen pick the former (unless, of course, it's a book required by school and then the cover makes them dread it even more).  I have a lot of respect and admiration for the artists/graphic designers who design book covers because seriously, they can make you pick up or pass over a book.  


Book Blogger Hop
"Book Blogger Hop" is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books.  Her site is super fun with fabulous reviews, and, oh yeah, this meme. Check her out if you haven't!

Coming soon! (Look for this section Friday afternoon!)

Happy Friday, fellow bloggers! May you have a fabulous and book-filled weekend!

32 comments:

Jen said...

Old follower hopping through. Hope you'll come visit me at http://redhotbooks.blogspot.com

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

I definitely pick books by their covers. Usually because I'm drawn to the pretty covers first. That doesn't mean I'll pick it though!

joder said...

I'm totally critical of covers too. I'm your latest follower through FF and would love you to visit my site when you get a chance.

http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday.html

Lea said...

Hey there, this is my first Follow Me Friday, nice meeting you and visting your blog! I am now a follower :)

I try not to think about the good books I might miss because I'm too busy drooling over beautiful covers haha...

Have a great weekend!!

Sakura Sandra said...

Old follower just stopping by! I hope you're doing well and if you have some time, I would really appreciate it if you stopped by my blog to read some of my recent reviews. :) Thanks a bunch.

-Sandra from http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Hopping through. Melissa Marr has the best covers!
My Hop
Get a free download of Wings by Aprilynn Pike at my blog!

Laura (All of Everything) said...

Haha I like what you said about the school assigned books. Those covers never made me want to read them!

Have a great weekend!
My FF

Amanda P said...

I totally judge a book by its cover and am not ashamed to admit it! LOL

I will defiantly be following you! Please stop by my blog and say hi! I dont bite!

Paranormal Romance

Twitter!

Mad Scientist said...

Yes, I surely do judge a book by the cover. Not always but more often then not. I'm known for not reading synopsis so if your cover doesn't show me what I want to know or if someone doesn't recommend it... chances are I'm reading someone else's book.

Please do stop by for a crumpet, find out about a new MeMe & to check out my newest giveaway :)

Mad Scientist
Steampunkery & Book Reviews
Forbidden Steam  Adult- even the Mad Scientist gets naughty!

Bookish Brunette said...

I do! Totally OFF TOPIC, but I can't WAIT for the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!

New follower!

My Friday Follow & a Giveaway!

sch_94 said...

New follower here! Just hopping by for follow friday! Check out my blog: www.bethebooks.blogspot.com :)

Tyraa said...

Hey there, Im a new follower :)
Hope you have a great weekend

Come visit my blog if you have time.
www.tyrasbookaddiction.blogspot.com/

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Yes, I totally judge. I think everyone does but I don't think it weighs on my decision as much as it does on others.

mel u said...

Hi, this is my first time to participate in The Friday Follow My Blog Hop-A lot of the 500 or so blogs I do follow join in every week so I thought why not try it-I will happily return all follows

The Reading Life

Mel u

Zoe said...

Hi! I am a new follower! Check out my FF post when you get a chance.

www.acornerofmybookshelf.blogspot.com

Judith Leger said...

Hi Jessi! New follower here!

For me, it is the cover and the title that tempt me to read the blurb. If the blurb reads great, I'll grab the book. I remember the first time I saw Harry Potter's book covers, I was like, O_o...not sure if I liked them. Love the inside but the covers weren't really to my taste.
Happy Follow Friday!!!
You can check out my website http://www.judithleger.weebly.com and http://www.judithleger.blogspot.com to see what kind of books I write.
I have two other pen names,
L.J.Leger - http://www.ljleger.weebly.com
Jadette Paige - http://www.jadettepaige.weebly.com and http://www.jadettepaige.blogspot.com

Keith Schoch said...

Yes, I often judge books by their covers, and I'm so glad when my old favorites get much-needed makeovers.

I'm a new follower, and invite you to check out my sites and follow me as well.

http://howtoteachanovel.blogspot.com
http://teachwithpicturebooks.blogspot.com

My keeper shelf said...

Hi Jessi

Thanks for the follow via this weeks Follow me Friday, I'm now your newest follower. I love comparing the different UK and US covers and will need to do some posts about that in the future. When you get to the UK head to Waterstones for books!

Lesley

http://mykeepershelf.blogspot.com

Joyce said...

Me too! Totally judge by the cover! New follower! Please stop by and follow me back!
www.whereismymind-joyous.blogspot.com
Happy Reading!

S.J. Wright said...

Hopping by for Follow-Me Friday! I do not like to judge a book by its cover. The cover is a huge selling point, though. In the end, I judge it by what is in between.

Tribute Books Mama said...

The cover is the first thing that attracts you to the book.

stop and see mine and my giveaways.

Aimee said...

I've learned the hard way to never buy a book based off a pretty cover. I'm a new follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

Howard Sherman said...

I think we can all agree that even the most beautiful book cover can't sell a book if the writing's not there. Book cover art may, at best, help steer me in the book's direction (especially if I'm in a book store) but it's not going to hypnotize me into buying it right then and there.

I expound on all the marketing qualities of a good book. Just follow me back to my book blog - http://www.howardsherman.net

Thank God it's Follow Friday!?

Howard Sherman
http://www.howardsherman.net

Crystal said...

New follower! I always judge a book by it's cover! I can't help it; I'm superficial like that, haha :) But a book is a book no matter what! Have a happy weekend!

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Jenny said...

You're right. Most people do tend to go more for pretty covers. Poor ugly books! :D

Happy Follow Friday! I'm a new follower. I hope you'll check out my blog too!

Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

Fiction Fool said...

At first glance, yes. I'm either instantly drawn in or repelled by a books cover. If someone recommends a book or I'm able to read an excerpt that successfully captures my interest, then I can overlook the cover. However, first glances do matter. If the cover is pretty aweful, I might not take the time to read the excerpt.

I'm a new Follower! Happy Follow me Friday's!

http://www.fictionfool.com
http://www.twitter.com/fictionfool

Fiction Fool said...

At first glance, yes. I'm either instantly drawn in or repelled by a books cover. If someone recommends a book or I'm able to read an excerpt that successfully captures my interest, then I can overlook the cover. However, first glances do matter. If the cover is pretty aweful, I might not take the time to read the excerpt.

I'm a new Follower! Happy Follow me Friday's!

http://www.fictionfool.com
http://www.twitter.com/fictionfool

Tribute Books Mama said...

The cover is the first thing that attracts you to the book.

stop and see mine and my giveaways.

S.J. Wright said...

Hopping by for Follow-Me Friday! I do not like to judge a book by its cover. The cover is a huge selling point, though. In the end, I judge it by what is in between.

Zoe said...

Hi! I am a new follower! Check out my FF post when you get a chance.

www.acornerofmybookshelf.blogspot.com

Alexis @ Reflections of a Book said...

Yes, I totally judge. I think everyone does but I don't think it weighs on my decision as much as it does on others.

sch_94 said...

New follower here! Just hopping by for follow friday! Check out my blog: www.bethebooks.blogspot.com :)

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