Friday, April 8, 2011

Follow Friday {10}

Friday, April 8, 2011

Q. DO YOU JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER?


Yes Yes Yes I am a coverist. Guilty as charged. I can't help it though. If the cover looks really good then it is going to pull me in and make me want to read it. If the cover doesn't look very good than the story better really make up for it. I need something that pulls me in right away. So if the jacket does it great, if the cover does it, even better. I'm more likely to pick up a book I haven't heard about that has a good cover than one that has a bad cover. Just being honest haha.




P.S.
I was thinking of doing a picture tour of my bookcase and tallying my read and TBR so I was wondering what everyone would think of that.




What is your Follow Friday answer?
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10 comments:

  1. I agree I judge books by their covers way too much. But thats okay :))
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  2. Yup, I generally gravitate more towards books with pretty covers also.

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  3. The cover gets my attention first too! But the description has to sell me. I'm already a follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

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  4. I'm getting a kick out of all the responses to this question that use "guilty" or some other term that implies this is a bad thing. I don't necessarily think it is a bad think, if we don't use the cover exclusively, but as just ONE part of how we evaluate a book.

    Happy reading!

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  5. Hi Chelsea! New follower here! Would love for you to follow me. 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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  6. New Follower hopping by to say hi...I am a sucker for a pretty cover, if the cover is pretty and the back of the book interests me I'm sold! Happy Reading =o)

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  7. I do way to often! Still, I try really hard to give a shot at books that don't have the chance of having a pretty cover.

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  8. Hopping through. A picture tour of your bookcases sounds way cool.
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  9. 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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  10. Newest follower here via the Friday hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost anything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.

    http://writerekelly.blogspot.com/

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