Friday, April 8, 2011

Judging A Book By Its Cover?

Lots of blogs out there host weekly memes and other bloggers participate - while I am a relatively new book blogger, I am still learning and navigating my way through them.

That being said, "Follow My Blog" hosted by asks the weekly question,

"Do you judge a book by its cover?"

For me, the answer to that would be - YES! I am so guilty of this, but honestly I am not sure it is something to even feel guilty about...Below are some of the best covers in my opinion of course.


  1. I am definitely guilty of that, too!

    I've heared lots of good things about Matched, and this is the first time I've seen the cover. I'm adding it to my to-read list now! I'm Following. :)

    I hope you stop by and check out my blog.


  2. Hopping by to visit and follow! I love your taste in covers, particularly that last one--it's so creepy-cool!

  3. Matched and Hush, Hush are two great covers - sadly, for me at least, they were examples of why a great cover can sometimes by a bad thing - both books fell short of my expectations.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  4. I'm guilty of it too, but learned the hard way to never buy a book based solely on the cover. I'm a new follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  5. Those sure are some stunning covers! I absolutely love Matched's!

    I'm also guilty of this, but the cover is only what gets my attention in the first place. It's the storyline that makes the final decision. :)

    New follower! My FF can be found here!

  6. Absolutely! But it's the title I rely on most. I just started Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner because I loved the idea of waiting for your life to start and it tells two stories at once, like my blog

  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 -

    Thank God it's Follow Friday!?

    Howard Sherman

  8. I agree though for me it was Hush,Hush and Linger. I'll have to add Frost to my TBR List.
    New Follower .

  9. 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

    I am a new follower of your blog and am looking forward to reading your future posts.

    The Reading Life
    Mel u

  10. 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.

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