Friday, September 3, 2010

It's finally Friday

I say this every single week, but I truly cannot believe that it's Friday! Why does time go by so fast? Please tell me. Anyways, let's move on to some more important stuff, in the form of a message: I'm going to be away this weekend so you won't see any posts from me! When I get back on Monday, I should have a review ready.

The Book Blogger Hop has come around once more! I love to network and discover some great book blogs. This event is perfect for doing that. So, join in! This week's question is:
Do you judge a book by its cover?
Kind of. If I'm browsing the bookstore or a library, a book's cover is the very first thing that makes me pick it off the shelf. I wouldn't say that I'm judging the book itself, but it is a definite factor when I choose ones that I know nothing about. I'm sure I've ignored many fantastic books thanks to my ignorance, but when there are hundreds around me, how else am I supposed to decide? Now, if someone has recommended a certain book to me or I found out about it on my own and wanted to read it, the cover is the least of my worries. In conclusion, I judge (or, rather, select) a book by its cover when I'm casually browsing by myself, but not when searching for something specific. The summary plays a bigger factor, but the cover is the hook that draws me in!

Visting from the Hop? Thanks so much for spending some time here! Feel free to leave a link to your own blog in the comments so I can come visit.

23 comments:

Anne Bennett said...

Hi, I'm hopping by on the Friday Blog Hop. This is my first visit to your blog. Nice work!
-Anne
http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

I'm visiting from the blog hop and am now a new follower.

Enjoy your weekend!

TheBookishSnob said...

Hi :)

I was a big judger of covers until I almost missed out on reading a series that is one of the most EPIC romance fantasy series I've ever read. It's a hard habit to break. Hope you have a fun weekend!!

Hope you Hop by my site

pussreboots said...

Happy Friday. Yes I judge books by their covers.

PapeRDoLL said...

hi, Im just hopping, but I have to say your blog is lovely! I love the design

Leo
booksarelikepeople.blogspot.com

readerbuzz said...

I blame it on picture books. I love children's picture books. The cover is very important in a children's picture book, right?

I hope you'll stop by my blog when you get a chance. www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com

sarahreadstoomuch said...

Hopping through... I actually like the cover of your current book "The Almond Picker"

toryaslim822 said...

Stopping by from the blog hop. Check out my blog: http://bookbookie.blogspot.com/

Happy Friday!!!

Melissa said...

I do judge books by their covers, but I also judge by authors and the general feeling I get when I pick up a book...as geeky as that might sound :)

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

Thanks for visiting, everyone! I'll return the visit.

Heather said...

I've been hopping around and this blog is great :) Now a follower :)

www.littlesqueed.blogspot.com

Stop by and check out my answer too :)

Andi said...

Happy hopping, and have a good weekend away! :)

GMR said...

Right there with you on this! I try not to "judge" by the cover, but if you know nothing about the author or title, something has to draw you to the book whether it's the cover art, font choice, or cover. Have a great weekend...and happy reading! ^_^

Justine said...

Oh man, this is a good question! I judge a book by its cover all the time. If it doesn't appeal to me, then I sort of just ignore it. Ah! I just can't help it. But if I do read a brilliant review about it, I'll definitely give it a second chance. Have a fantastic weekend, Emidy! :)

Jen said...

Also visiting from the Hop, and I love your reading list...I'll be stopping in again!

NotNessie @ Today's Adventure said...

I absolutely judge a book by its cover. Sometimes I'll read or not read a book based on the cover alone. I know it doesn't make sense, but I just can't help myself.

sablelexi said...

found you on the blogger hop. :)

my blog is at

www.readingisdream.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Just hopped over on the hop. Have a great weekend. New follower.
Jennifer
http://booknoise411.blogspot.com/

Must Love Books said...

Found you on the hop. I'm a new follower!

I'm doing a giveaway right now. Come check it out!

http://mustlovelabradors.blogspot.com/2010/08/blogaversary-100-followers-giveaway.html

Marie said...

Hi there, I'm your newest follower via Crazy for books' blog hop. Although my blog isn't about books only, I enjoy reading and so wanted to come follow. I will look forward to your recommendations.

Marie (hope you'll come by for a visit sometime)
The Things We Find Inside

Ashley said...

Hi. Stopping by from the hop. I am now your newest follower.

Feel free to stop by and follow me to if you like.

Ashley's Bookshelf

Lora1967 said...

Hi this is my first hop. Its so much fun. I will participate more. Come visit me at http://readforyourfuture.blogspot.com/
Thanks
Lora

Lora1967 said...

Hi this is my first hop. Its so much fun. I will participate more. Come visit me at http://readforyourfuture.blogspot.com/
Thanks
Lora