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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Follow Friday!!

Hello everyone and welcome! It's Follow my Book Blog Friday once again hosted by Parajunkee's View!

This weeks question is

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

Yes and no! LOL If a book has an amazing cover of course it will grab my attention a whole lot quicker than one without a great cover but I usually always read the back or inside flap summary of a book before I decide whether or not I want to read it or even buy it. And if I am undecided, what usually helps me make a decision about a book is whether I've read a review on it or if someone has recommended it to me. But I am not picky about books, if the summary grabs my attention I'm in hook line sinker! Its important for me to remember I will not be staring at the cover the whole time I'm going to be reading between the covers so I try not to worry about it too much!:D

If you are a new follower let me know and I will return the love!! :)

Jessie D


  1. Hi Jessie, I'm an old follower and I love your answer!

    You can check mine out here if you'd like! http://handsandhome.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday.html

  2. 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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  3. Hey Jessie;) Great answer! I'm your old follower just stopping by to say hi ;)

    Here's my FF Evie @ Bookish

  4. Hopping through. New follower!
    A great cover influences me but an interesting blurb is the most important part.
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  5. I do too.

    New follower!

    View my FF & BH @

  6. I think that a lot of people do judge a book by it's cover. I am guilty of it too:)
    I'm a new follower. You can check out my post on my blog http://guiltypleasuresreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday.html
    Happy FF!

  7. Hi Jessie, Thanks for following me via Follow me Friday. My picture is of the Paagman bookstore which is at the entrance to the Central Library in the Hague, Netherlands. My local bookshop in Glasgow isn't nearly as gorgeous!

    I'm an old follower but just wanted to say hi!


  8. Hi Jessie, I am just stopping over, saw you listed this week on the FF-- I am now a follower :)

    I take out my YA books from the library, so I think I am a little less picky about pretty covers-- I'll take out whatever catches my eye and sometimes things I've heard are good, and they're free, so it's not too big a deal if the book itself isn't all that great.

    One book that I did absolutely LOVE is called Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi-- it's cover is nothing special, but I heard good reviews and it was awesome! :)

    Feel free to stop by my blog, LC's Adventures in Libraryland, sometime and let me know what you think- it's pretty new. Have a great weekend!

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

  10. Hi Jessie! 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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  11. New Follower hopping by to say hi...I am a sucker for a pretty cover, if the cover is pretty and the back of the book interests me I'm sold! Happy Reading =o)

  12. I'm the same way! A pretty cover will get picked up sooner, but I won't buy it just because it has a pretty cover. I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  13. 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

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  14. Yes, I do judge a book by its cover. It's what gets me to pick it up in the first place. Then I go to the inside flap and back cover. If the short synopsis grabs my attention, I buy it.

    New follower....