Friday 8 April 2011

Book Blogger Hop : April 8th - 11th & Follow Friday (12)

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books and is an awesome way to for book bloggers to interact and find each other. Such a wonderful idea! There's a new question every week that all the participating blogs have to answer.

This week's question will be up soon!!!

Follow Friday

Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee.

This week's question comes from Lesley @ My keeper shelf

Do you judge a book by it's cover?

My Answer: I try not too, but have to admit book covers play a vital role, it is of course often the first thing we see, so it has to draw us in, to make us want to pick it up. I am less likely to pick up a book with a boring cover, unless I previously know something about the story. It's a hard thing to admit, but I think we all do it. I only read 'Fallen' by Lauren Kate because of the cover - it's beautiful, but the story ended up disappointing me. It's always going to be a gamble.


 Happy Hopping, have a great weekend everyone!!!


Aimee said...

Pretty covers will catch my attention faster than ones without. But I have also learned to never buy a book just because of the cover. I'm already a follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

Grace at Feeding My Book Addiction said...

The title of the book is what draws me in (or turns me away from) a book, not the cover. I have very little interest in book covers. Strange, huh?

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 -

Thank God it's Follow Friday!?

Howard Sherman

The Phantom Paragrapher said...

New Follower .

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

It definitely plays a vital role. I love pretty/interesting covers! But I love good books better.