Friday, September 3, 2010

Blog Hop!


This weeks question: Do you judge a book by it's cover?

Why yes, yes I do. I can't help it! Part of it is the graphic designer in me, if the cover is just spectacularly awful, I can't bring myself to spend money on it. I know I should read the blurb, see if it has an interesting premise, but sometimes I just can't get past the design. It works the opposite way sometimes too, where if the book has a gorgeous cover I buy it just because it grabbed my attention. So, in that way at least, I'm an equal-opportunity cover critiquer;)

26 comments:

  1. Old follower, but wanted to stop by and say Happy Friday!
    I see you're about to read Sin Undone, I have the first in this series, but haven't started it yet, is it really good?

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  2. I'm stopping by on the Blog Hop. Have a good week-end.
    -Anne
    http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/

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  3. :) I like my covers with bold colors and uncluttered and I need to know what I'm looking at. If I can't tell, I don't bother looking at the blurb. I'm trying hard not to judge though. Hope you have a great weekend !!

    Hope you Hop by my site

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  4. Hi,

    Old follower but hopping on by anyways =)

    I think eye catching books have a lot to do with actually buying the book. If the cover doesn't appeal to me then I don't bother reading the synopsis most of hte time.

    Happy hoppity Friday! Have a great weekend!

    Naomi aka Supernatural Bookworm

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  5. Happy friday and old follower.Wishing you a great weekend.I admit I look at covers and judge books

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  6. I will come right out and confess that the book synopsis would really have to be super fabulous in order for me to buy a book with an ugly cover. *blush*

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  7. I'm just stopping by to say hello and wish you a happy Friday. Yeah its finally here! :)I'm an old follower.

    Have a great weekend!!

    http://romancebookjunkies.blogspot.com

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  8. Great blog, I'm your newest follower! :)
    And I definitely agree about the covers.

    Have a good weekend!

    Briana

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  9. The curse of the beautiful cover! XD Thanks for stopping by and following, I'm following here too... I love your blog layout :)

    I'll still buy a book with a bad cover if the story just sounds *too* interesting... but it makes me always want to write the publisher and let them know they're losing sales due to lameness of cover

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  10. We all know I'm a self-professed cover slut haha pardon my language, of course :)

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  11. Just hopping by to say have a great weekend. I also judge a book by its cover, I think it's impossible not to.

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  12. Just stopped by for the hop. I'm guilty of judging books by their cover. I hope you have a great weekend!!
    A Book Obsession..

    Make sure to check out my 100 followers contest here if you haven't entered! Ends 9/6

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  13. Stopping by and returning a favor. thanks for dropping by my blog.

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  14. Hopping through. I like how you have upcoming releases on your sidebar. I'm super excited for Firelight too.
    My Hop

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  15. HI! Saw you on the Book Blogger Hop and thought I'd hop by. New follower.

    http://booknoise411.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi, thanks for visitng my blog! I love the blue background. :)

    One cover I've seen was badly Photoshopped. The girl's head (from another image because I've seen it on another cover) didn't quite fit the body. The hands were really awkwardly sized and placed too.

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  17. Thanks for hopping by. New follower. Don't you just love Karen Marie Moning.
    Have a great weekend.

    Jennifer
    http://booknoise411.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hopping over to say have a great weekend!

    Don't forget to have a look at my Giveaway if you haven't already!

    Lu

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  19. Hi there, I'm your newest follower via Crazy for books' blog hop. Although my blog isn't about books only, I do love reading and I love meeting new people who enjoy it too.

    Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Marie (hope you'll come by for a visit sometime, I love new followers.)
    The Things We Find Inside

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  20. Hi again! already a follower, just passing back through! I agree with you on the whole book cover thing. BTW, there are some very nice covers on here right now! Have a great weekend!
    Smiles!
    http://thedelusionaldiaries.blogspot.com

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  21. stopped by from the hop and i'm a new follower. I really love your list of upcoming books on the sidebar, even if it did tell me some books I want are coming out sooner than I thought they were.

    If you'd like to take a look at my answer and my blog, i'm at www.readingisdreamy.blogspot.com

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  22. just popping by for the hop and because you commented on my blog. Great selection of reviewed books you have.

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  23. Hi:

    I do pick up a book because of its cover...not necessarily buy it, but it does make me pick it up and check it out.

    Hopping by.

    Stop by my blog if you like:

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi Jenny,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for becoming a follower! I'm following you as well. I love that you come from a graphic designer viewpoint and it looks like you review a lot of books I'm interested in as well. I look forward to reading more!

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  25. I know im late with this. Just wanted to stop by and say hi. this is my first hop. Great site! This is so much fun. I will participate more. Come visit me at http://readforyourfuture.blogspot.com/
    Thanks
    Lora

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