Thursday, September 2, 2010

Book Blogger Hop! (4) and Follow Friday (3)


Book Blogger Hop
Hey everyone!
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books
Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View

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

My answer: I will honestly answer this question with a yes. I know that I shouldn't, but sometimes it's just so hard to believe that books with drop-dead gorgeous covers could be bad! And it's also easy for be to believe that a book with an old-looking or dull cover is not that good. Although, in multiple cases, my judgement towards book covers has been proved wrong. For example, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I admit the covers aren't exactly eye-catching, but the books themselves are phenomenal. An example of a book that I think has a fantastic cover yet is repulsive would be... the Twilight series. Sorry to disappoint, all you Twilight lovers out there!

Do you judge a book by it's cover?
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35 comments:

anjohnston said...

I'm hopping through via the blog hop. I also judge books by their covers though I do read the cover jacket of books with not so pretty covers before I fully decide if I'm buying the book or not. I love your beasts rating system! I'm your newest follower!

My Hop

Alissa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm also a new follower. :] Your background's super cute.

Oh, and I really like your review for Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

Have a good weekend!

Erika said...

I found you through the hop, and I'm now a follower. I (sadly? not so sadly? I don't really know :P) judge books by their covers as well. I can't resist an eye-catching cover- I have to pick the book up and check it out. I don't always end up buying the book, since that ultimately depends on the synopsis, but an attractive cover increases the chances of me buying a book :)

Have a great weekend!

Erika Breathes Books

Khadija said...

Hi my name's Khadija :) Stopping by from the hop. I'm your newest follower.

I really like the birds in your background-so cute!!

Be sure to stop by if you get a chance : http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

Bookangel said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only Twilight hater out there. The cover has to pop to get my attention. I bought Infinite Days mainly because of the cover, hopefully it doesn't disappoint.

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

Thanks for visiting me. I'm now a follower and a twitter follower. I don't agree about the Twilight covers. I don't think they are good at all. I think something much more imaginative could have been done though I understand their relationship to the book content and I did love the series. And I am a cover lover. Some books turn me away by their cover and I won't read it unless someone tells me it's really good. But I almost didn't read the ARC for Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton and it's one of the best books I've read this year. I didn't like the cover. So, I'm going to try to be a little more forgiving of the covers I turn my nose up at. But some of them you just can't turn away from, like The Dark Divine. Whatever you thought of the book the cover is eye catching.

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

Thanks for visiting me. I'm now a follower and a twitter follower. I don't agree about the Twilight covers. I don't think they are good at all. I think something much more imaginative could have been done though I understand their relationship to the book content and I did love the series. And I am a cover lover. Some books turn me away by their cover and I won't read it unless someone tells me it's really good. But I almost didn't read the ARC for Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton and it's one of the best books I've read this year. I didn't like the cover. So, I'm going to try to be a little more forgiving of the covers I turn my nose up at. But some of them you just can't turn away from, like The Dark Divine. Whatever you thought of the book the cover is eye catching.

TheBookishSnob said...

Hi :) I try really hard not to judge a book by it's cover but being a visual person it's a hard habit to break (I say break because I would have missed some of my FAVE books if I did) Hope you enjoy your weekend :)

Hope you Hop by my site

pussreboots said...

Happy Friday. Yes I judge books by their covers.

Carrie Rundhaug said...

Happy Friday! Just hopping by! I judge book by their covers! I am a new follower! Come check me out!

Carrie
www.just-one-more-chapter.com
www.therundhaugfamily.com

readerbuzz said...

Yes, yes, yes. Everyone is answering yes to this question. Why, then, do we all feel so bad about saying yes to this question?

I hope you'll stop by my blog when you get a chance. www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Hopping through. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm a new follower!
My Hop

Inspired Kathy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you.

littleredreviewer said...

stopping by from the hop, you've got a great site! and looks like we are all guilty of judging books by their covers.

and then it's reprinted with stunning cover art, and then I feel guilty for not buying it the first time around!

littleredreviewer said...

stopping by from the hop, you've got a great site! and looks like we are all guilty of judging books by their covers.

and then it's reprinted with stunning cover art, and then I feel guilty for not buying it the first time around!

Katie said...

Just hopping by. I agree with you about the Harry Potter covers, they kind of look old school. I really like your blog background. I'm a new follower, happy weekend.
Katie

Kt said...

Just stopped by for the hop. I'm a new follower. I hope you have a great weekend!!
A Book Obsession..

Make sure to check out my 100 followers contest here if you haven't entered! Ends 9/6

Heather said...

Hi!! I found you while hopping XD

I love the blog and am now a follower... please stop by my blog to check out my answer to the question!

www.littlesqueed.blogspot.com

Andi said...

I tend to be something of a cover judger. I love or hate covers, and I can be very drawn to them or completely repulsed. I generally won't avoid a book completely because of a cover, though.

Happy hopping!

Trillian said...

Just hopping by and now following! Have a great weekend!
A Trillian Books

Super said...

Hopping by to say hi!
I just noticed the cover for The Dark Divine in your previous post - love it! I definitely judge books by their covers, but like you, I have been surprised by some great books with unfortunate covers.

La Coccinelle said...

I totally agree. Twilight: awesome covers... mediocre stories.

LMW said...

Hi there! New follower from the hop! I enjoyed reading some of your reviews and I love your rating system! I too judge by the cover...sometimes it works, sometimes not so much! Have a great day!
Smiles!
http://thedelusionaldiaries.blogspot.com

LM Preston said...

I'm blog hopping and ... yes, I do pick up a book because I like the cover :-D

Stephany said...

Stopping by through the Hop! This is a cute little blog you have :)

I judge books by their covers all the time. I don't even try to deny it.Although sometimes I like classic books with just blank hardcovers, like they always have them in Pride and Prejudice. Those make me feel awesome :)

http://read-a-holic-blog.blogspot.com/

noral said...

Hi Angela,
how r u today? any great plans for the weekend?

As usual, this is my day for blog hop-hop-hop!

noral said...

and one more thing... the contest if for us only.. :(

hope u can one international one day! and don't forget me :)

sablelexi said...

coming by through the blog hop.

I'm totally with you on the Twilight series, the covers are great, but the books...not so much.

If you would like to see my answer to the blog question, I'm at

www.readingisdreamy.blogspot.com

Keitra said...

Just hopping by!
I'm a new follower. :)

Keitra @ Page by Page

Jennifer said...

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

http://booknoise411.blogspot.com

Must Love Books said...

Found you on the hop. I'm a new follower!

I'm doing a giveaway right now. Come check it out!

http://mustlovelabradors.blogspot.com/2010/08/blogaversary-100-followers-giveaway.html

Marie said...

Hi there, I'm your newest follower via Crazy for books' blog hop. Although my blog isn't about books alone, I do love reading and I love meeting new people who enjoy it too.

Looking forward to reading more from you.

Marie (hope you'll come by for a visit sometime, I love new followers.)
The Things We Find Inside

sarahreadstoomuch said...

hopping by - love you blog design!

No matter what you think of the books, the Twilight series definitely have some of the prettiest covers out there!

Diana said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I agree on the Harry Potter books. They may not have great covers but the story is amazing! Have a great day!

Mrs. Yusko said...

Thanks for the follow! Finally stopping by. Great blog :) Love your comments about book covers and I completely agree about Harry Potter and Twilight!

Looking forward to reading more...