Thursday, April 7, 2011

Blog Hop 2

Follow Friday fun from Parajunkee!

This weeks question:

Q. Do you judge a book by it's cover?

I definitely judge books by covers.  We literally have a feature here that we entertained for a while called "Book by It's Cover Tuesdays" (click the label below if you are interested!)...which we totally need to start doing again.  First impressions are everything in this lifetime.  A pretty cover is what makes me read the summary and then decide if I want to read what is on the pages.  Really ugly covers, well I pick those up to mock and sometimes actually end up reading and enjoying.  The run of the mill standard covers are the novels that I breeze by and never touch.  So apparently I am attracted to both ends of the spectrum lol.

Are you a judger?

~Helena

22 comments:

Jen said...

Old follower hopping through. Hope you'll come visit me at http://redhotbooks.blogspot.com

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Me too!! I will have to check out our feature!!! :)

New follower!

Annette said...

I think you might be right. A bad cover can make me pick a book up just as well as an awesome cover. Never really thought about that....and we all know that what's inside can be totally different than what we thought by looking at the cover. Still, if I were an author, I'd want one of those awesome covers!

Sakura Sandra said...

Hi there! I just started following you. I would love it if you stopped by my blog to follow me as well. :)

I definitely judge a cover as well and I love beautiful art work. Why would anyone want some ugly book with little effort or time put into it for their bookshelves or ereaders? I want it to look good if I'm going to buy it, but I have bought a few ugly books if it sounded REALLY good.

Anyway, I hope you're having a wonderful night!

-Sandra from http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Hopping through. New follower! You're right that first impressions are super important.
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Mad Scientist said...

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.

Please do stop by for a crumpet, find out about a new MeMe & to check out my newest giveaway :)

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Amanda P said...

I totally judge a book by its cover and am not ashamed to admit it! LOL

I will defiantly be following you! Please stop by my blog and say hi! I dont bite!

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Sakura Sandra said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog and I LOVE my NookColor! I think it's the very best ereader out there and I'm so glad I waited to get one until this one came into existence! It does use a lot more battery than a Kindle, but mine has never died on me. I usually charge it before I fall asleep or if I am too tired/forget, I just plug it in when I wake up and it's never been a problem for me. I love all the extras, the color/capacitive touch screen and I will never be without one ever again lol! I actually posted my entire thoughts on it including all my favorite things on my blog if you want to know more. :)

http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com/2011/03/reasons-to-get-your-first-e-reader-and.html

Tyraa said...

I agree, first impressions are important. Pretty or ugly they catch your eye. New follower. Hope you have a great weekend.

Come check out my blog if you have time :)
www.tyrasbookaddiction.blogspot.com/

mel u said...

Hi, this is my first time to participate in The Friday Follow My Blog Hop-A lot of the 500 or so blogs I do follow join in every week so I thought why not try it-I will happily return all follows

The Reading Life

Mel u

Helena Sparrow said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone! I love connecting every week; have a feeling I will become a regular :)

My keeper shelf said...

Hi Helena thanks for following my blog on this weeks Folow me Friday feature. I'm now a new follower of yours! I also love BDB!

Lesley

http://mykeepershelf.blogspot.com

Delphyne said...

I'm a judger, too. I think it's natural.

Judith Leger said...

Hi Helena! New follower here. 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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sch_94 said...

New follower here! Just hopping by for follow friday! Check out my blog: www.bethebooks.blogspot.com :)

Keith Schoch said...

Yes, I often judge books by their covers, and I'm so glad when my old favorites get much-needed makeovers.

I'm a new follower, and invite you to check out my sites and follow me as well.

http://howtoteachanovel.blogspot.com
http://teachwithpicturebooks.blogspot.com

Tribute Books Mama said...

It's what attracts me to the book.

stop and see mine and my giveaways.

Aimee said...

I'm read books with covers I didn't care for and loved them too! I'm a follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

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

Crystal said...

New follower! I always judge a book by it's cover! I can't help it; I'm superficial like that, haha :) But a book is a book no matter what! Have a happy weekend!

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Jenny said...

It seems like it must be human nature to be more interested in something attractive than something not as pretty. But it sounds like you've learned how to really look for a good book though!

Happy Follow Friday! I'm a new follower. I hope you'll check out my blog too!

Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

Phantom Paragrapher said...

New Follower . www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

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