Friday, April 8, 2011

Follow Friday

I've joined Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee. It's another great way to meet other book bloggers. This week's Follow Friday question is:

Do you judge a book by its cover?
To some extent, yes. First impressions last, and the same goes for books. This doesn't mean I won't read anything with an ugly cover, it just means that there have been many times where the artwork draws me to the book before anything else does. Sometimes I'll look at a book at Barnes & Noble because the cover caught my eye. I may not buy that book that day, but I will inevitably pick it up every time during the next couple visits to BN, at which point I eventually cave and get it. The same thing happens when I'm browsing through Amazon eBooks for my Kindle. An aesthetically pleasing cover makes the book that much more enjoyable. It doesn't have to be beautiful necessarily; it just has to have a element of intrigue. Below are a couple examples of covers that drew me in before I even knew what the book was about.

{I was drawn to the textured cover of this one}

{intriguing, yes?}

{the unconventional font and placement of the letters tell a story in and of themselves}

Happy Friday!!!

Love and (a book) light,



  1. I tend to let the pretty books take priority over others when I don't have a book list, but I always end up picking up the ones that didn't catch my eye sooner or later! I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am the same way about covers. Even if I don't buy a book whose cover I fall in love with that day, inevitably, I'll come back and buy it later. :) Have a great weekend!

  3. Covers draw me too.
    To follow me back (I’m following you now from Follow Friday) check out My Follow Friday post

  4. I love the covers you choose - it is nice to "meet" you! Looking forward to following your blog :)

  5. I have a similar experience when browsing in person. Art will make me pick up a book, but not necessarily guarantee that I buy it.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. New Follower .
    I Like your cover of Katherine Howell's Book, ours in NZ was Boring.

  9. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I really love the cover of extremely loud and incredibly close. I think it's a good portrayal of what you're going to get when you read the book.
    Also I'm happy to report I'm your newest follower!

  10. Yes, the cover plays a big part in my enjoyment of a book. I had to laugh when I read your post because it's exactly the way I feel about book covers too.

  11. The Physik Book of Deliverance Dane is one of my newer faves! I picked up the advance reader copy when it came out and have read it a couple of times (re-reads are rare for me).


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