Thursday, April 7, 2011

Follow My Blog Friday - 4/8/11

Happy Friday everyone! The Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted at Parajunkee's View. If you're a new follower, please leave a link to your blog in the comments so that I can visit your blog.

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

Yes! I’m a sucker for a book with a pretty cover and even though I read the summary and take recommendations from fellow bloggers, if I am on the fence about a book, I am very often swayed by the cover. Most times my cover love results in a great book, but once in a while I end up with a bad one.


the demureconnoisseur said...

Do you have any examples of books where you loved the cover but didn't like the book or vice versa?


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.

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Alison said...

Hopping through. I enjoy good covers, but the summary sways me more.
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Bookish Brunette said...

I love pretty books! I surely don't want to be displaying ugly ones! :)

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Khadija said...

Happy Hopping!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

If I'm on the fence, I probably won't buy the book. lol. I judge a book by its cover too. I have to say that I'm very particular when buying books so it isn't the only thing that goes into my decision.

Tyraa said...

New follower. I'm a sucker for a pretty cover.

Come check out my blog if you have time :)

Vicky said...

Great answer! I rarely hate a book and love the cover, more often it's the other way around! Happy Reading!

Barbara said...

New follower--just found you on Follow Friday :)

Have a great weekend!

Barbara@Black, White & Read All Over

sch_94 said...

New follower here! Just hopping by for follow friday! Check out my blog: :)

Judith Leger said...

Hi NC! Old follower.

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.
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Melissa said...

New Follower hopping by to say hi...I am a sucker for a pretty cover, if the cover is pretty and the back of the book interests me I'm sold! Happy Reading =o)

Aimee said...

I think nice covers help sell books, even if the story isn't good. I've gotten a couple duds that way :( Great answer! I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

Anonymous said...

Hi just stopping by from Follow Friday. I am a sucker for a pretty cover too. If it doesn't have a nice cover I'm tempted to not even read the summary.

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.

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Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, had similar experiences too with a book cover being gorgeous but the book should never have been published. Oh well.

Happy FF! :)


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