08 April 2011

Book Blogger Hop (5) and Follow Friday

Follow Friday is a weekly event created by Rachel at Parajunkee's View and features a different book blogger every week with an attached question!

Q: Do you judge a book by it's cover?

A: Most of the time, yes. I feel very superficial in doing so knowing that great books do not always have very pretty covers. I judged the first book in the Vampire Academy series by it's cover for so long and I would not read it because the girl on the cover looked a little like Angelina Jolie. That was all I needed to make my decision not to read it. I continued to hear such great things about it that I eventually and read it! I am whole heartedly glad that I did.

The Book Blogger hop is a place just for book bloggers and reader to connect and share our love for the written word. This amazingly fun weekly event is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books!

Postponed 'til later!


Aimee said...

LOL I love the Angelina comment. I just thought they looked too day time soapish for me... but I loved them! I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

Mariya said...

I can’t help but judge a book by a cover b/c I’m a graphic designer so it bothers me times 1,000,000…hahaha. Happy Friday XD

Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I so agree with you about that cover. She certainly looks like Angelina Jolie. I would have put it off too.

Katie said...

That girl does look like Angelina! Wow, I never really realized it before! New Follower! I judge books by their covers too! It drives me nuts that I do it!

Come visit me at: http://katiesamazingbookreviews.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I judge mostly when browsing in person, less so online where I have reviews and ratings right there. But there are some awesome books out there with bad covers.

Megan @ Read It, See It

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

I Read Banned Books said...

Zomg, totally agree about VA. I didn't like that cover at all...I think they got better over time. Thx for stopping by.


Christy @TheReaderBee said...

I usually go for the pretty covers first. It's so hard to resist!! Thank goodness for book blogs! I don't feel I'm missing out on any great books this way. :)

Thanks for stopping by! I'm an old follower!

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

joder said...

Thanks for becoming a follower of my site. I'm now following you back and look forward to reading more of your posts.

The Scarf Princess

Book Addict said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I'm looking forward to reading your blog. I often don't even look at a cover for a book, and have a bad memory for what the covers of the books I have read look like. Oh well. Its what's inside the covers that counts most isn't it?

Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds)

Billy Burgess said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

AngelicNytmare said...

I agree I wasn't fond of the covers for VA, but I read them right after my twilight fix so vampires was all I needed. :)

Anonymous said...

I hate that same thought about Jolie, yet, I still haven't read the book. I guess I need to now?

Your newest follower :)

Amanda from Novel Addiction said...

Hello!! Happy Friday.. or, well, it's Saturday now because I'm always late in returning follows. I just get so excited that it's Friday that I just space out until Saturday rolls around, ha.

Anyways, thanks for visiting my blog Novel Addiction. Everyone seems to love the Vamp Academy novels.. I guess I will have to try them. I hope you have a good weekend!
Your newest follower,

mel u said...

Hi-I am very glad that we are now mutual followers and look forward to your future posts.

Carla said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I'm a new follower.

Have a nice weekend.

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