Thursday, 7 April 2011

Follow Friday Blog Hop

I am trying something new here called Follow Friday sponsored by Parajunkee's View.  The idea is to check out other people's blogs.

This weeks question is:  Do you judge a book by its cover?

Yes, I do!! I find that the cover gives a feel for the book and can often set the tone.  I often use the cover to pick books depending on my mood.  I love a good cover.  That being said, I have been pleasantly surprised by some books and disappointed by others.


  1. It's hard not to judge a book by its cover. New follower. =]

    Liz @

  2. 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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  3. Hopping through. New follower! I love a good cover although it's not the most important thing to me.
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  4. Of course I judge, I cant help it!
    New follower!

    Come check out my blog if you have time :)

  5. Thanks everyone, I am going to check out your blogs right now.

  6. Sometimes I pick covers by my mood too. :) I love a pretty book cover!

    Thanks for following! I'm now following you in return! Have a great day. :)

  7. I get it wrong sometimes, too, but I can't help but judge a book by the cover.

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

  9. I do judge and I hate that authors don't have much say.
    To follow me back (I’m following you now from Follow Friday) check out My Follow Friday post

  10. Thanks everyone for the follows, I think I have you all now too.

  11. Hi Coreena! New follower here. Would love for you to follow me. Nice to meet you.

    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!!!
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  12. I can get frustrated when the cover doesn't have anything to do with the story! Great answer. I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  13. Thx for stopping by. Yes, I agree with your last statement. I have been pleasantly surprised by a not so great cover!


  14. 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 -

    Thank God it's Follow Friday!?

    Howard Sherman

  15. Newest follower here via the Friday hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost anything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.

  16. Thanks everyone for stopping by. I am going to be busy now reading all these great new blogs!


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