Thursday, April 7, 2011

Follow Friday - A Baker's Dozen


It's Friday again, which means it's time for Follow Friday. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host (Parajunkee) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the week - My Keeper Shelf.
  3. Put your Blog name and 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 want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Do you judge a book by it's cover?

While a good book cover can enhance a book, I usually don't pay much attention to the cover. Perhaps this is a consequence of reading a lot of science fiction and fantasy, because there are lots of books in those genres that have simply godawful covers and if one were to reject books (or even try to evaluate them) based upon their covers, well, you'd miss out on a lot of books.

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38 comments:

  1. Old follower hopping through. Hope you'll come visit me at http://redhotbooks.blogspot.com

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  2. New follower! I've been getting better about not going for the pretty book covers first. I've read a lot of great books that have no so great covers. lol!

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  3. Hopping through. You're right - SF/Fantasy often have horrible covers.
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  4. 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.

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    Mad Scientist
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  5. New follower here! Just hopping by for follow friday! Check out my blog: www.bethebooks.blogspot.com :)

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  6. Yup I judge a book by its cover. Cant help it!
    New Follower :)

    Come check out my blog if you have time :)
    www.tyrasbookaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  7. 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

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  8. Hi! New follower here. Nice to meet you!

    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!!!
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  9. I'm a new follower hopping through!

    It's so true- science fic usually have horrible covers, but it doesn't stop me if I read the synopsis and like the idea of the book :)

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  10. Love reading goal! Personally, I'm a fan of Ray Bradbury's short stories, and as a kid loved to read Asimov's monthly sci fi/fantasy mag.

    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.

    http://howtoteachanovel.blogspot.com
    http://teachwithpicturebooks.blogspot.com

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  11. I agree with you about covers and I can never figure out how to do this!

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  12. The cover sometimes attracts me to the book.

    Stop and see mine and my giveaways.

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  13. To everyone: With the looming possibility of a government shut down, I've been swamped with work in preparation for one. I will respond to all your comments and visit all your blogs tonight, I promise!

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  14. Ha ha! You're so right! Most fantasy and science fiction books, at least in the adult genre, have horrible covers.

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  15. You are so not wrong about those awful covers! I'm already a follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

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  16. 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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  17. New follower! 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

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  18. @Christy: I find that a pretty book cover can turn me off from a book sometimes. I'll be thinking "if they spent all the money on the cover, they must have scrimped on the inside". Probably irrational, but that's just my inner cynic.

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  19. @Alison: There are so many ridiculously bad SF/F covers that it sometimes seems weird to find one that isn't awful!

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  20. @Mad Scientist: I think our book buying styles might be completely opposite! But so long as we end up with books we like it must be working.

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  21. @sch 94: I certainly will! Thank you for stopping by.

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  22. @Tyraa: Then you'll get all the pretty books, and I'll be stuck with the ugly ones!

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  23. @mel u: The Follow Friday is so much fun and you get to meet so many great people! I hope you enjoy participating!

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  24. @Judith Leger: Of all the covers in my library, the Harry Potter ones are among my favorites!

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  25. @Rida: They certainly are! I sense a meme coming on - featured awful science fiction book covers!

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  26. @Keith Schoch: I love Asimov's, which I regularly read and review on this blog. I also read and review Analog, which is very similar (owned by the same publisher actually).

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  27. @Julia Rachel Barrett: I do it by planning - I figure out what books I'm interested in before I go looking for books, and then I try to stick to my plan. It doesn't always work, but it helps.

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  28. @Jenni Elyse: In the youth market too!

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  29. @Aimee: Like I said, I think I feel a meme idea developing!

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  30. @Howard Sherman: You are so right!

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  31. Hi there. Late hopper and new follower saying hi. :)

    I do judge books by cover while browsing, since that's what makes me want to know more. Otherwise it's the storyline that makes the final decision!

    My FF can be found here!

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

    http://writerekelly.blogspot.com/

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  33. @Crystal: It's okay, someone has to love pretty covers, or they wouldn't make them. You just get more enjoyment out of your books that I do, since I just get the text, and you get the text and the cover to appreciate.

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  34. @bex: Hello! Hope you enjoy my blog. I'm all about stories myself, so I think you'll like the books I review.

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  35. I do enjoy it! And I'm sure I'll enjoy your books and reviews as well! :)

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