Friday, April 8, 2011

Freaky Follow Friday!

Freaky Friday is upon us again, and here in another edition of Follow Friday by Parajunkee's Views is a pretty interesting question that we all need to answer.  But before that question, let me show you the featured blog for this week:

And for the question:

Q. Do you judge a book by its cover?

I typically look up book reviews of a particular book I like.  But when I'm consumed with a desire to splurge on books when I go to bookstores, I am usually lured by the pretty covers so yes, I do judge a book by its cover.  That is why I've fallen victim to pretty-book-cover-bad-books a few times.  I do, however, also got books that did not have that cool a cover but was pretty awesome.  Like this one:

I'm not too crazy about that book cover, but I was pretty intrigued by the title and the synopsis so I went ahead and read it.  It was totally great!  Read my book review of Eating Fire and Drinking Water by Arlene J. Chai here to see what I mean.  Better yet, read the book yourself!

Have a great weekend ahead of you!


  1. I'm drawn to pretty covers :)

    New follower via FF

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  2. The cover is always what gets my attention first. But if the description doesn't impress me I don't buy it! I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  3. I think by nature people are drawn to 'pretty' things.
    Book covers are no exception! Cover Lover's like myself abound in the Book blogger community but I always read the synopsis before buying :o]

    I'm a new follower so hop on by and see me!

    Kristi's FF

  4. Hi! Thanks for stopping by!
    I think I like series books instead of stand-alone. I like to be part of the story long enough to feel like I know the characters.
    I do understand where you're coming from. I think you'd like the Hunger Games trilogy though if you ever did read it. It's such a quick read because it's just jampacked with action that it doesn't feel like a trilogy.

  5. Thanks for coming by today! I love the look of your blog---your little monster guy is too cute! I'm a new follower here!

  6. I love that you titled your post Freaky Follow Friday. I'm a lot like you with judging a book by its cover. I don't always do it, but pretty covers do lure me to a book.

  7. 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 -

    Thank God it's Follow Friday!?

    Howard Sherman

  8. Hi-I am located in Quezon City!-glad to find you here-I am now a follower of your blog

    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

  9. I actually like that book cover!

    Hopping through :)

  10. I agree with you about that cover. I'm glad it turned out to be an interesting read. It looks...I don't know. I think of mythology when I see it.

  11. Hey Nina, just stopping by on the follow. Great blog you have. Much luck!
    Have a terrific weekend reading !!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  12. Pretty covers lure me in person too - that's why I try to buy online because I can read reviews and ratings and not just guess based off the shiny pretty covers.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  13. Old Follower .

  14. Hiya, thanks for having a look at my blog via this weeks follow on Friday feature I'm now a new follower!


  15. I do love a good looking cover but I do like picking up books that others recommend for one reason or another :)

    New Follower :)

    Please Stop by, I'm starting a new with a fresh look.  Let me know what you think.

    Black Disaster Fairy
    A World of Personality


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