Friday, September 3, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

I have seriously wanted to start a book blog for months and a friend finally talked me into it. She then directed me to the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy For Books (click the picture at the side to go to their blog). I was totally excited about this fun way to meet other bloggers.



This Weeks Question is:


Do you judge a book by its cover?



I totally do. When I go to a book store, or even search the recommendations that Amazon has for me, there is just so many books to look through, that I look first at the cover art, then the title, and finally the description of the book. I don't really dig books that are mainly about romance, so I have typically avoided books that depict characters that look all lovey. Some of my favorite books I bought because they had a totally awesome cover. I wasn't even sure I'd like them based on the description on the back, but I just couldn't get that cover out of my head. I've had only one or two bad experience, and thankfully in those cases the book wasn't horrible, it was just ok.



Now, let me clarify this, if a book has an ugly cover, it is not enough to prevent me from reading it. If I see it enough as a suggestion, either constantly being faced forward at the book store or constantly recommended to me on Amazon or by friends, then I will always look at the book and give it serious consideration. After all, what is really important is what is inside those covers; the outside just helps to draw me in faster.

25 comments:

  1. Just popping in via the hop to say hi! We share a lot of the same favorite authors, so I'm glad to have found your blog. I judge a book by it's cover as well, I think it's impossible not to sometimes. I'm a new follower and I look forward to more of your reviews!

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  2. Thanks for hopping by my blog and following me! i really appreciate it! Make sure to check out my contest going on now.

    We seem to have the same opinion on book covers and most people I've visited feel the same way. I see you're reading Peter and the Starcatchers right now. I loved that book. it was adorable and Peter Pan is one of my favorite childhood stories.

    Have an awesome weekend and welcome to the blogasphere! I'm a new follower.
    Down The Rabbit Hole

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  3. Popping in from the Hop. Yup, I look at the cover, hold it in my hand and deliberate. Well, I might read the blurb, too. :D

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  4. Hello! =) Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now a follower, as well! Have a great weekend and happy reading!! =)

    -Bailey at IB Book Blogging

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  5. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! It's just something about shiny covers that makes my fingers itch to touch them! I'm glad I'm not the only one.
    Life as We Knew It has to be one of my favorite books ever! I'm in the middle of The Dead and the Gone, so we'll see how that goes. :)
    Have a fantastic weekend!

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  6. Happy Friday! (although it's almost over!) Thanks for stopping by Reading Angel. I'm following you now too!

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  7. Hello! I know what you mean about a book having a bad cover doesn't necessarily turn you off from reading it, especially if it has enough good recommendations.

    I think we do read a lot of the same books! I'm following you now! Can't wait to read more of your blog!

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  8. Welcome to the hop! I'm your newest follower and I do judge a book by its cover.

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  9. Thought I'd hop by! I really hope you love Peter and the Starcatchers; it's a really cute, imaginative series.

    Have a great weekend! :]

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  10. HI! Saw you on the Book Blogger Hop and thought I'd hop by. New follower.

    http://booknoise411.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi :) I used to stay away from bodice ripper style covers. Found out I was missing out on some good reads. I try a bit harder now not to gloss over them. Hope you have a great weekend and I'm a new follower !!
    Here's my Hop

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  12. Hi new follower via the hop - its my first week too!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by and I am hopping by as well. Hope you have fun this weekend. I think your blog title is awesome!

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  14. Found you through the hop, now following!

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  15. Hi, visiting from the HOP! Welcome to the crazy world of book blogging! There are so many wonderful people here - readers and writers.

    I hope you will have time to visit one or both of my blogs: LibrarysCat and Never Forget!

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. Totally agree! Pretty book covers are nice, but great content is even better.

    Found you via the Hop. Can't wait to hear what you thought of Birth Marked - I loved it!

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  17. Yes, I definitely judge a book by its cover.

    I found you via the Hop.

    I'm a new follower!

    Hope you will stop by my blog.
    www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com

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  18. thanks for stoping by! waiting for your review tomorrow! Heather

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  19. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my site! I'm now following yours and really like your answer to the question. :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. I pretty much feel exactly the same way as you about covers!

    Thanks for hopping by! I'm now your 20th follower!

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  21. Hey there...thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm a new follower.
    My Hop

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog! In answer to your question, the book I recently read with the horrible cover is this one: http://tinyurl.com/2bt4hg7 (that's my review of it). "Never judge a book by it's cover" is so true!

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  23. Thanks for the follow! I am finally getting to finding you. Great comments about covers drawing you in...I completely agree. I'm looking forward to reading more!

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  24. And I love Peter and the Star Catchers, so glad that you are reading it!

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  25. Cute blog! I look forward to your many reviews and if you have them: GIVEAWAYS! :D

    Stopping by from the hop. If you care to follow me back then I would greatly appreciate it.

    Ashley's Bookshelf

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