Thursday, April 7, 2011

Follow Friday



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

In a word... Absa-freaking-loutely. I should amend this answer by saying that I always read the summary and then make a judgement call. But if a book has an absolutely stunning cover chances are I will read it, and if a book has an awful cover than its going to take a little more convincing me to move it up on my TBR pile!

Also, make sure to jump over to Parajunkee (click the image above) to see this weeks featured blogger!

38 comments:

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

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  2. @Jen

    Hi Jen, thanks for visiting! Off to check our your answer to this weeks question.

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  3. I'm your latest follower via FF and look forward to reading more of your posts. Feel free to visit me whenever you get a chance.

    http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday.html

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  4. Same here! I always go for the pretty covers first. But I always read up on it before I buy. :) New follower here!

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  5. Good answer, Bonnie!
    I'm your new follower :)
    Here's my FF: Bookish

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  6. New follower from the hop. I love your background! :) I'm guilty of a judgment or two myself. Happy Friday!

    Aimee
    http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/

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  7. Hello there! I am your newest follower for Follow Friday and I would be so happy if you stopped by my blog to follow me back and read some of my recent reviews. Thanks. :) I really like your background design, it reminds me of spring and summer coming! <3

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

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  8. Hopping through. Love the choice of absa-freaking-lutely. Great word :-)
    My Hop
    Get a free download of Wings by Aprilynn Pike at my blog!

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

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  10. Im so with you haha, nicely said.
    Im a new follower :)

    Come visit my blog if you have time.
    www.tyrasbookaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  11. 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

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  12. @joder

    Hi, thanks for stopping by and for following! I look forward to reading more from you as well!

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  13. @Christy @TheReaderBee

    Hi Christy, thanks for visiting and following! I'm on my way over to check out your blog right now!

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  14. @Evie

    Hi Evie, thanks for visiting and following. You have a lovely blog! Have a great weekend, and happy reading.

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  15. @Aimee

    Hi Aimee, thanks for visiting/following and great answer. I was so happy to have found the "Literate Mother" through your blog! Happy weekend.

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  16. @Sakura Sandra

    Welcome to Hands and Home! Thanks for following. I absolutely love the name of your blog and am on my way over to check it out!

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  17. @Alison

    Thanks Alison! It just felt like the natural response... And thank you for the tip about the Wings download, on my way over to check it out.

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  18. @sch_94

    Thanks for visiting, I'll be sure to check our your answer this week as well!

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  19. @Tyraa

    Hi thanks for visiting! I'm going to pop over and visit you in your space as well! Happy Friday.

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  20. @mel u

    I'm glad you participated in the challenge this week! I'm glad to have found your blog!

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  21. Hi-I am very glad we are now mutual followers and look forward to reading your future post

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  22. Hi Bonnie! 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!!!
    You can check out my website http://www.judithleger.weebly.com and http://www.judithleger.blogspot.com to see what kind of books I write.
    I have two other pen names,
    L.J.Leger - http://www.ljleger.weebly.com
    Jadette Paige - http://www.jadettepaige.weebly.com and http://www.jadettepaige.blogspot.com

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  23. Love the design of your blog!

    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

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  24. It's the first thing that attracts me to the book.

    stop and see mine and my giveaways.

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  25. I've had to learn the hard way to never buy a book just because of the cover! I'm a new follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

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  26. 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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  27. 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

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  28. @Judith Leger

    Hi Judith, very true! I will absolutely check out your site as well. Thanks for visiting and following!

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  29. Poor ugly books! You're right, they do take a lot more convincing to get people to read them when they aren't pretty, poor things.

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

    Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

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  30. @Keith Schoch

    Hi Keith, thank you very much! I have been doing a lot of redesigning on this little blog in the last few months and its starting to feel like 'home'.

    Thanks for visiting and following! I'll be sure to visit your blog as well.

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  31. @Aimee

    You are absolutely right Aimee, there has to be something substantial behind that cover! Thanks for following!

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  32. @Howard Sherman

    You make a great point Howard! Thanks for stopping by!

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  33. @Crystal

    Hi Crystal, thanks for visiting and following! I'm sure if we are all perfectly honest we judge a book by its cover, even just a little bit.

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  34. New Follower . www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

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  35. I'm the opposite. I finish the book first and then read all reviews and summaries.
    кєяo's Book Blog

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  36. I think I'm 50/50 on this. The cover certainly does play a big part, but sometimes, I hear such great things about a book that I'll read it no matter what it looks like on the outside.

    Thanks so much for visiting on my SITS day!

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  37. I love everything about a book, including the imagery, and the texture of the paper. Walking through a bookstore, I am certainly drawn in by the cover. Of course I also read the description to see if the content appeals to me and I look for specific books that have been recommended by family, friends, and respected booklists (like CBC Canada Reads, etc.)

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