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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Follow Friday (#3)


Follow Friday is a weekly blog HOP, hosted by Parajunkee

Q. Do you judge a book by it's cover?





It's a tricky question to answer with a simple "yes" or "no", because I kind of do and kind of don't.. When it comes to YA it does play a somewhat important role in my decision making (do I want to read this?), but then the plot and content is still the most important thing to me. I read a lot, and not only YA, but a lot of contemporary fiction, as well as thrillers and Asian fiction (and many, many other genres), and if I were to judge Philip K Dick by the cover of his book I would honestly never have read any of his brilliant stories. With YA, well, it's different. There are so many new YA authors popping up everywhere (like mushrooms after the rain) that they need something to catch the reader's attention, and it's usually the cover. 

So, summing it up: the content of the book is THE most important thing to me, but I would lie if I'd say that I don't look at the cover at all. I LOVE YA pretty, lovely, intriguing and eerie covers.. me likes eye-candies!^o^~!

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29 comments:

Lea said...

Hi Evie! That's a good point- with so many YA books out there (holy crap, there are a lot) it's pretty much up to the cover to draw us in-- otherwise it would take forever to choose something!

I am already a follower and I know you are one of mine too, but thought I would just stop on by and say hello and hope you have a great weekend :)

Happy reading!

Jessie Dyan said...

Hello Evie! Old follower here just dropping by for the hop. I completely agree with you! Come visit me when you have the chance! :)

Jessie D
readerbetweenthecovers.blogspot.com

Mad Scientist said...

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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Alison said...

Hopping through. I love pretty covers, but that's not the sole reason I read or don't read a book.
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WildIrishRose33 said...

Exactly. Once I knew what the story was all about the covers made perfect sense to me. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

Sakura Sandra said...

Hello hello! I am your newest follower and I definitely agree with you about that. And speaking of eye-candy, your header is pretty! Anyway, please stop by my blog to follow me too. Thanks! :)

-Sandra from http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com

Amanda P said...

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!

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Vanessa K. Eccles said...

Thanks for the follow. I'm now following you. I look forward to reading more of your posts. :)

Bookish Brunette said...

How cute is your blog????

Of course I judge a book by it's cover! ;)

New follower!

My Friday Follow post & a Giveaway!

Tyraa said...

I agree, your blog header is go cute! I judge a book by its cover - so sue me haha. New Follower

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

Bonnie said...

Hi Evie, thanks for visiting Hands and Home and for following. I am following you back - there is so much that I love about your blog already! It really is lovely. And a fellow Canadian book blogger? Thats the icing on the cake! Have a great weekend and happy reading.

mel u said...

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

Christine Amsden said...

This is my first follow Friday. Hope you don't mind me joining in.

The answer to this question in my case is simple: No. But not because I'm so evolved or anything. It's actually because I'm legally blind, and "read" most of my books on audio through the library for the blind. Afterward, I post my reviews on goodreads, and that is usually the first chance I have to look at the cover art. By then, it is far too late to affect my enjoyment of the book, although if it surprises me, I might comment on it.

Christine Amsden

sch_94 said...

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

Judith Leger said...

Hi Evie! New follower here. Would love for you to follow me. 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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Two Readers Reviews said...

I definitely judge a book by it's cover! If the cover looks cute then I definitely want to find out more about it!

New follower! :)

Lesley-Ann said...

Hi Evie,

New follower alert here!!

I admit I do judge a book by it's cover, with the sheer volume of books out there now a book really needs a good cover to attract my attention to it, unless it's an author I know already and I just cringe at the bad cover and dive into the book to get over the trauma.

By the way, I really love your header and graphics. The little boy reminds me of my youngest nephew just as he is trying to decide what to get into next!

He often sits down on the floor next to my chair with his book, or as he says it to me, "the book you buyed me!" and asks me to read it to him. And no that wasn't a miss-spelling that's how my 3 year old nephew says it, honest.

Jamie said...

Hi,

New Follower also:)

Your blog is so cute! Your header and your rating system is so adorable.

I really do judge a book by its cover. I love the covers that appeal to me and thats is when I go see what it's about on if I want to read it or not.

You can see my post on my blog
http://guiltypleasuresreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday.html

Happy Follow Friday!!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I think everyone looks, but people may just weight it differently. I don't really read YA but I notice they have amazing covers. I think they have to in order to stand out and catch the attention of their target audience.

Liz said...

Hi Evie! I agree, the plot and content is the most important and a pretty cover never hurts. :P

That's What Liz Read

Sarah said...

mhmmmmmm...I love 'eye-candy' ;)

Following you!

http://readawaytheday.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday-2.html

Aimee said...

I'm the same way, the content as to be good! I'm already a follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

mel u said...

I am now happy to be a new follower of your beautiful blog.

Suko said...

Hi, Evie. I am new to your blog--I hopped over from Mel's blog.

A book's cover may draw me to it, but like you, the content is most important to me. :)

Howard Sherman said...

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

Crystal said...

New follower! Cute blog :) 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

Jenny said...

I hadn't thought about it in that way, that there is such a boom in YA novels that they WOULD need something to make them eye-catching. Huh.

Happy Follow Friday! I'm a new follower. I hope you'll check out my blog too!

Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

E Kelly said...

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/

Honey said...

I'm usually attracted to a book because of its cover but I won't pick it up until I read bloggers' reviews! By the way, your blog is so cute!! I'm a new follower :)

Here's my Follow Friday!

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