Friday, 8 April 2011

Follow Friday (#5)

Follow Friday is a fun way for bloggers to find new blogger friends!  It's hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View, and it's such an awesome idea! 

 
And the Feature blog this week is:
 
 
 
And the question this week is...
 
"Do You Judge A Book By It's Cover?"
 
Normally, no.  But I do occasionally.  I don't like labels, so I try to ignore covers, go by blurbs, first few pages or recommendations.  Ocassionally, though, I do buy books for covers.  Some are brilliant, some not so much.  And some books with horrible covers turn out to be amazing.
For example:
Delirium by Lauren Oliver has a beautiful cover, and was a 5* book (in my opinion).
Whereas, while Halo by Alexandra Adornetto had the most gorgeous cover ever, it was only a 3¾* one (once again, in my opinion).
 
So yes, I do.  But I try really hard not to.
 
So, that's my answer. 
 
If you've found me through FF, thanks for stopping by my blog!  If you leave a link, I'll follow you back! 
 
And, if you're not taking part:
 
What about you?  Do you judge a book by it's cover?
 
Have a great weekend!

14 comments:

Romona said...

Yup! can`t always count on the covers! Even thought it is very easy to get swept into buying a book based on the cover!
New follower (:

Here`s my FF: http://studdedkissya.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday-3.html

Tiger Holland said...

Old follower! Same here, I judge, but it's not the only thing I consider about a book.

My keeper shelf said...

Hi Lesley from My keeper shelf here! Your blog is fab, I'm now a follower. I agree about Halo lovely cover okish book.

Megan Swicegood said...

Bravo to you for trying hard to keep cover art out of the equation. And you weren't the only one suckered in by the Halo cover. I keep picking it up then remember that no one I trust liked it, so I put it back, but it's just so darn pretty!

Megan @ Read It, See It

Aimee said...

I can't help but pick up books with pretty covers, but the description has to sell me! I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

bex said...

I tend to judge them by covers. At least by first glance. Cover & title is what gets my attention and interest in the first place. But then I go after the story! I'd never buy a nice cover with a storyline I don't think I'd like.

Nice blog you have! I'm following. :)

My FF can be found here!

*Melissa* said...

I agree with you I actually used Halo as my example.. I fell in love with this cover but i am very hesitant to read for the mixed reviews!

MY FF
http://bit.ly/gvtubF

Izzy G. said...

Hi! I'm Izzy, and I'm just stopping by on the FF train! I've had similar experiences as you, where the cover is as beautiful as the story, and then sometimes when not so much.


Izzy @ My Words Ate Me

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

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)

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Romona: Ah, yes, it most certainly is! I often pick up books just 'cause the look pretty! If they don't sound good though, I put 'em back down! Thanks for the follow!
Tiger: Hiya again! I don't like judging! How've you been? :)
Lesley: Thank you, I'm glad you like it! Yeah, the book was a bit of a let down after the cover.
Megan: Thanks! Yeah, I liked it, but I prefered the cover... the cover's gorgeous... ;)
Aimee: Pretty covers draw you in, don't they? (: Thanks for the follow!
Bex: I make snap judgements too! Even though I try not to. Thank you!
Izzy: Good to see I'm not the only one to make a judgement by the cover! I always feel bad when I do that. :)
Howard Sherman: Totally agree with you! Covers are attention getters, first few paragraphs seal the deal!

Thanks for all your comments!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Melissa: Thanks for the follow! Oh, yes, same here! The pretty cover is a brilliant bonus! Happy reading back!
Thanks for the comment!

E Kelly said...

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

http://writerekelly.blogspot.com/

And I absolutely judge a book by its cover! If I like the cover, I pick it up. It's as simple as that.

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

E Kelly: Cool, I just had a look at your book and it sounds good! Ah, we all do it occasionally! ;) Have a great weekend!