Thursday, April 7, 2011

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Do you judge a book by it's cover?
I totally judge a book by it's cover. That's usually how I come about the books I pick from HPB. (also the summary helps sometimes) I know it's probably not a good thing to do because there are some really good books that have the boringest (Is that a word?) covers but are awesome books. Vice versa. I've actually been meaning to do a discussion on book covers and the girls in fancy dresses covers. I might do that next week. I mean seriously half (maybe less than half. I don't know) are covers with girls in fancy dresses. I'm going to research those and like I said discuss it. it somethi8ng that interest me. I'm interested to see who doesn't judge a book by it's cover.



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  1. Old follower hopping through. Hope you'll come visit me at

  2. It seems like more and more books have pretty covers lately. That definitely doesn't mean it will be a good read!

  3. Hello and nice to meet you! I am a first-timer to Follow Me Friday, and I'm new to book blogging too, so it is awesome meeting some new bloggers! Love your site and I am now a follower :) Please feel free to stop by LC's Adventures in Libraryland sometime and let me know what you think :)

    Have a great weekend! Happy reading :)

  4. That's so funny you mentioned the girls in fancy dresses cover theme that has been really popular lately. It definitely works though. I am drawn to the fancy dress covers, the flower with a black background covers and the closeup on a pretty face covers too. :)

    Anyway, old follower just stopping by! Please stop by my blog and read some of my recent reviews if you have some time! Thanks. (^_^)

    -Sandra from

  5. Hopping through. You're right - there's lots of fancy girl dress covers. Have you seen Entwined?
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  6. I also LOVE black and white with a vividly colored 'something'!!!

    New follower! And um WIN... my name is Ashley too!

  7. Sandra- I love those kinda covers. I just hope they don't over do it. The close up of faces is also one I hadn't thought about those.

    Allison- Yeah I've seen that cover.

    BB- I noticed that was your names also.

  8. 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!

    Paranormal Romance


  9. 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 :)

    Mad Scientist
    Steampunkery & Book Reviews
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  10. Ha! Obviously you know that I judge by covers.. That is the only thing I have to go on. Well, that and rec's from friends. :-)

  11. Amy- Lol..yes I know. I can't find a box to put your stuff in. Darn books are big. I have plenty of boxes but they all have writing on them. hum

  12. Happy Hopping!

  13. New follower here! Just hopping by for follow friday! Check out my blog: :)

  14. Hey, Im a new follower. I also judge by the cover!
    Hope you have a great weekend

    Come visit my blog if you have time.

  15. 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

  16. Hi! New follower here!

    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 and to see what kind of books I write.
    I have two other pen names,
    L.J.Leger -
    Jadette Paige - and

  17. Yes, I often judge books by their covers, and I'm so glad when my old favorites get much-needed makeovers. Some themes get overdone once they're copy-catted too often (like fancy dress covers!).

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

  18. New follower for Follow-Me Friday! Have a great weekend!

  19. The cover is the first thing that attracts you to the book.

    Stop and see mine and my giveaways.

  20. I've learned the hard way that the cover doesn't always make the book. I'm already a follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  21. I don't really judge a book by its cover. I read synopsis and reviews before buying. I like spoilers...probably way too much.

    I'm a new follower.

    Grace @ Books Like Breathing

  22. 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 -

    Thank God it's Follow Friday!?

    Howard Sherman

  23. 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

  24. At first glance, yes. I'm either instantly drawn in or repelled by a books cover. If someone recommends a book or I'm able to read an excerpt that successfully captures my interest, then I can overlook the cover. However, first glances do matter. If the cover is pretty aweful, I might not take the time to read the excerpt.

    I'm a new Follower! Happy Follow me Friday's!

  25. Newest follower here via the Friday hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost everything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.

    FYI- I'm writing my fourth book now and not a single fancy dress to be seen anywhere!

  26. I am glad we are now mutual followers and look forward to reading your future posts.

  27. Hi there. Nice blog! :) You've got yourself a new follower!

    I also tend to judge books by their covers. I know covers aren't everything, but it's hard not to. It is what first captures my interest and make me want to know more. I don't buy a book only based on the cover though, I have to feel like it would be something I'd like.

    Ny FF can be found here!

  28. Hey there!

    Old follower here. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Happy Blog Hop!

    Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter


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