Friday, April 8, 2011

Follow (my book blog) Friday [7]



This Week's Question: Do you judge books by their covers?

My Answer:
Sometimes I do. I mean, who hasn't picked up a book just because it looked good? But just because we do judge books by their covers doesn't mean we should.

Because sometimes a beautiful cover can be hiding a horrible book, like with these:











And yet an unappealing cover can often be hiding a really good book, like with these:

10 comments:

  1. I always end up picking up a book because of its cover, so I am guilty. If something is attractive to me, then I am more likely to pick it up.

    New Follower:)

    My FF can be seen on my blog at http://guiltypleasuresreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday.html

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  2. I agree that sometimes amazing covers have stories that don't interest me and horrible covers sometimes have the best books.

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  3. Stopping by from the hop. I'm a new follower.

    I think we are all guilty of choosing a book because of its cover at least once!

    Have a nice weekend.

    Carla
    http://librarymosaic.blogspot.com/

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  4. You're so right. I love Holes! Such a good book. I find that b/c I do most of my book shopping online I'm less influenced by the covers and more influenced by the author/synopsis/reviews etc which is good. But if I'm in a shop I will be drawn to a nice cover!

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  5. When browsing I tend to pick up pretty covers first! I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

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  6. Love your examples of pretty covers with not so great books. I can name a few myself!

    megan @ Read It, See It

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  7. 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

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  8. I like the Giver a lot


    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

    I am a new follower of your blog and am looking forward to reading your future posts.

    The Reading Life
    Mel u

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  9. Haha, I love how simply you said that a great cover can be hiding a terrible book. Too true! I also agree with the exact three books you displayed.. so disappointing!

    New follower! :]

    Nora

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