Friday, April 8, 2011

Follow Friday: Judging a Book By its Cover

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

Now that you mention it...

A cluttered or yucky cover might even taint how well I perceive the book to be written. Only slightly, though.

I prefer simple, bold designs like Delirium Delirium (Delirium, #1)

or ChokerChoker. I remember a book better if I can visualize it.


  1. Hi im a new follower hopping through.
    I'm the same, these kinda covers definitely draw me in :)

    Check out my blog if you have time:

  2. I absolutely judge a book by it's cover. Love the above covers.

  3. I like book covers with flowers and old lockets ;-) Kidding. I like simple covers too.

  4. I always browse by covers when I don't have a list. But it isn't the only thing I look at before I buy! I'm already a follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  5. I like the cover for Choker. I like simple designs too as long as they're done well.

  6. I love those book cover designs. I try not to totally judge a book by its cover, but I hate it when books I really love have truly unfortunate covers. :P

    Speaking of Choker, every time I browse through the YA section at Borders with the sister, we notice that book and we always remark on how PRETTY it is. The sis always says, "Hey, it's that pretty book again."

  7. I love book covers, love them! I am definitely one to judge a book by its cover---I admit it.

    I'm a new follower and I added you to my blogroll! :)

  8. I remember a book better too if I can visualize it. I'm not a fan of a busy cluttered cover either!

    megan @ Read It, See It

  9. 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

  10. Sometimes simple is better!

    Your newest follower :)

  11. Thx for hopping by! I love the cover of Delirium too. I tend to go for more of a realistic look - photo - than art driven. Have a great wknd!


  12. Hey Sophia, just stopping by on the follow. I'm ur newest follower. Terrific blog!
    Have a terrific weekend reading !!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  13. 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

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


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