Friday, April 8, 2011

Follow Friday #1

Do you judge a book by the cover?

I would say that cover art plays a large part in whether I pick up a book to learn more about it. Ultimately my decision to purchase is usually based on content. I am definitely guilty of buying the occasional book as eye candy though. Check out my Cover Crazy posts to see some of the amazing covers out there.

Honestly, now that I'm a kindle user I find myself relying less and less on cover art and more on reviews and recommendations. I can say that I never cared for any of the covers of The Hunger Games series, but I am absolutely obsessed with the books!

How about you guys, do you judge a book by the cover?

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - http://mykeepershelf.blogspot.com/
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah, what a gorgeous blog I am so impressed. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for taking the time to follow my blog. I'm now a follower of yours and are following you on twitter.

    Lesley
    http://mykeepershelf.blogspot.com

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  2. Huh, I hadn't really thought about how using an e-reader might effect that. I can definitely be sucked in my a pretty cover or turned off by an ugly one, but it's always reviews that get me to pick it up and writing that gets me to commit.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

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  3. Hi there! Blog hopping over. Really like your blog! :D I'm a new follower.

    And I completely agree with you about the covers. Especially that Kindle helps you not mind too much.

    My FF can be found here!

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  4. I try to base mine on content too! I've been disappointed by some covers. I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

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  5. Hi there!
    I am a new follower from FF! My FF is at Wicked Enchantment

    I have to agree with Lesley in that your blog is gorgeous! :D

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  6. Hi Inklings Read! I love your new blog! It is just fantastic! I agree with you that sometimes I do judge a book by its cover. Visit my blog too! www.mintteaandagoodbook.blogspot.com

    -Meredith
    Mint Tea and A Good Book

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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 Love your blog :)
    New Follower . www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

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  9. I agree with you! Since I've been using my Nook, the summary and reviews play an important role in me purchasing a book, although occasionally I will look at a cover hehe..

    New follower by the way! Great blog ^_^

    ~Nisha

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  10. Thanks for dropping by and following :)
    I returned the favour!
    You have a gorgeous blog as well!

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  11. Thanks for stopping by everyone :)I really appreciate all the wonderful,generous comments.

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

    http://writerekelly.blogspot.com/

    And I absolutely judge a book by its cover! If I like the cover, I pick it up. It's as simple as that.

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