Friday, 8 April 2011

Friday has taken me by surprise!

I have just realised with a start that it's Friday, so that's made me happy - especially as it's a beautiful day and I'm off work next week. I think I was thrown by changing my work days this week, I'm easily confused! Of course Friday means meme time for me, thanks as always to Parajunkee and Jennifer for running Follow Friday and the Book Blogger Hop. The Hop has been delayed until later (probably tonight for me, so will update as soon as I can) but for now here's FF.


This week's question is:

Do you judge a book by its cover?

When I was mostly reading physical books I'd have said the answer was no, I'd look at the author and the blurb, browsing the shop by genre. When I got my kindle I thought as the picture was small and black and white that they'd be even less relevant. However I've found that browsing the kindle store I look at the covers first and foremost, make instant judgements about what sort of book it is and only pay much attention, going on to look at the product page of the ones that catch my eye.

I do love striking art, my walls are covered with water colours, prints and photos, and I think this is one of my fave covers, I have picked the book off my shelf in the past just to look at it.

City of the Beasts

10 comments:

Tyraa said...

Hey Im a new follower via FF.
I gotta say I judge a book by its cover. Guilty!

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

LindsayWrites said...

Love the blog! new GFC follower! hope you will follow me back!! =]

http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Wow you are the first one that I've seen that said they didn't really judge a book by the cover in print. I actually judge a book less by its cover on my eReader than in print. I'm not likely to buy a book on my reader that wasn't recommended by someone. When I am in a book store, I pick my own books really. Theres just something about the difference in environments.

Aimee said...

The cover is what draws me in first, but the description has to sell me! I'm a new follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

My keeper shelf said...

Hi TC thanks for dropping by my blog via this weeks Follow on Friday, I'm now following you.

Thanks
Lesley
http://mykeepershelf.blogspot.com

WildIrishRose33 said...

Yeah, I don't think it's a bad thing to use the covers as a filter. I think there should be as much care and consideration put in to the cover as there was in the rest of the book.
I love colorful art too. I find those types of books are the ones I gravitate towards first.

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

TC said...

Thanks for visiting, everyone! I think as the blog hop is a non-starter this week it's reasonable to make it a follow weekend.

BookBelle said...

That is a very beautiful cover and I find myself more and more attracted to cover art the more that I blog hop.

Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter said...

Hey there!

New follower here. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for stopping by my blog!

I hate to admit that I like pretty things so I do judge a book by its cover! Eeck! :-D

Happy Blog Hop!

Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter