Friday, August 24, 2012

Follow Friday - Seventy-Two Degrees Fahrenheit Is Room Temperature


It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Book Me! and Awesomesauce Book Club.
  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: Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you’ve read and loved?

Science fiction and fantasy are genres that are rife with horrible book covers. So much so that the blog Good Show Sir is entirely dedicated to hilariously awful science fiction book covers. As a result, anyone who reads in the genre quickly learns to simply ignore the truly bad covers and just flip open the books to get to the actual reading. But just to pick a few, here is a handful of examples of some pretty bad covers that I have sitting on my bookshelves:



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14 comments:

  1. Oooh, I totally agree about the bad science fiction covers! What's with that? New GFC follower. :)

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    Mary @ Books Equal Brains!

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  2. I can't say I'ma huge fan of these either....New GFC Follower !

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    ~Caitlin :)

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  3. Just hopping through :D **New Follower via GFC**
    Bookishtimes.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Those are kind of hilariously dated & I sorta love them for that.

    My follow friday! Please visit!

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  5. Is it weird that I kind of like them? I can dig a retro cover! New GFC follower. My FF

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  6. SciFi books are always weirdly represented! New Follower :) Here's my FF

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  7. yeah, those are awful, lol, I actually always hatted the Harry Potter covers, especially the first few books, the later ones were better, but I never liked how they portrayed Harry or the other characters. But they were not this bad, lol.
    old follower,
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  8. @Mary: I can't say for sure, but I suspect that the reason science fiction books have had a track record of lousy covers is that they were (and in some places still are) perceived as low-quality books attractive only to people who had bad taste.

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  9. @Caitlin YA Bookworm: And I only posted a few examples. If I spent some serious time on it, I could probably post dozens, if not hundreds, of really bad science fiction covers.

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  10. @Bookish Times: Nice to meet you!

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  11. @Casi Haggard: Beyond Apollo and Merlin's Ring are definitely examples of dated covers, but Child of Flame was published in 2000, so I don't think it has that excuse.

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  12. @Kathryne (Paperback Fantasies): Not at all. I have a soft spot for really bad covers on science fiction books. That doesn't change the fact that they are pretty awful though. They are just awful in a fun way.

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  13. @Allie Reichelt: That is definitely true. I'm not sure exactly why, although I do have a few theories.

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  14. @Concise Reviews by Michelle: My brother has a theory that (at least with the American versions) you can figure out everything you need to know about a Harry Potter book simply by looking at the cover.

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