Thursday, April 7, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (36) & Follow Friday (28)

It's Friday so it means it's time for the Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday!

Book Blogger Hop

First off, the Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer of Crazy-for-Books. It is a way for all the book bloggers out there to get together and find out about each other's blogs. I've found a lot of great blogs and bloggers through this hop and it's always fun to take part in each week.

The Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View each week. It works a lot like the Book Blogger Hop except that it's only on Fridays. I haven't been taking part in this hop as long but I've found a lot of great new blogs through this one too.



Sadly yes. Unless I know about a book ahead of time, what's going to draw me in when I see it on the shelf at the bookstore is the cover. I am a lot more likely to pick up a book with a pretty cover than one which isn't so pretty. Sure I may be missing out on some great books, but it's just so hard not too judge based on the cover.

That's it for this week!

Enjoy your weekends!

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

  2. I think that one of the best things for me about book blogging is that I stumble across some great books with less-than-amazing covers by reading reviews from other people who gave something a chance and ended up loving it! I know this happened when I read Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi-- the cover isn't very exciting but I couldn't put the book down!

    Nice meeting you, your blog design is really pretty! This is my first Follow Me Friday so I am meeting a lot of book bloggers! I just started my own book blog a couple weeks ago, feel free to stop by sometime and let me know if you like it :)

    Happy reading!!

  3. Hi I'm an old follower popping by! I love your answer. If you'd like to see mine please visit me at Hands and Home!

  4. Hopping through. I agree that covers are important if you don't know anything else about a book.
    My Hop
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  5. 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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  6. 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


  7. HAppy Hopping!

  8. Old follower. I agree. Everyone does it to some extent. I'm drawn to pretty or interesting covers as well. However, I don't choose to read a book just by the cover alone.

  9. New Follower. I'm guilty of judging.
    Hope you have a great weekend

    Come check out my blog if you have time :)

  10. New Follower.
    Check out my answer at my blog

  11. 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

  12. New follower--just found Follow Friday :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Barbara@ Black, White and Read All Over

  13. Hi Emilie! Old 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

  14. Yes, I often judge books by their covers, and I'm so glad when my old favorites get much-needed makeovers.

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

  15. The cover invites you into the book.

    Stop and see mine and my giveaways.

  16. I'm always drawn to pretty covers, but learned the hard way to never buy a book just because of the cover! I'm already a follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Covers are most important to me when I'm browsing in person and can't see reviews or ratings - I'll pick up a nice cover and read a blurb but probably not pick an ugly cover. Online it's easy to ignore covers and just look at ratings/reviews.

    Megan @ Read It, See It


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