Apr 7, 2011

The Book Blogger Hop (24)

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and runs from Friday to Sunday. 

The Hop is a fantastic way to get your blog noticed, and visit some other blogs that you didn't know about before. Head over and sign up and see what you can find!

Each week a different question will be added to the hop in order for conversations to occur, and for your followers to get to know you better. Here we go!

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Follow Friday is hosted by the lovely Rachel at Parajunkee's View. Here is her question:

"Do you judge a book by its cover?"

Two words: HELLZ, YES! I've said it once and I'll say it again....I am out at dragons. We all have our preferences, and high fantasy isn't one of my favorite genres to read. What is high fantasy? It is where a story has more than just a few fantastical elements (talking animals or someone sees ghosts), there is usually a whole new world with a new language. Think Lord of the Rings. Anyway, if I see a dragon on the cover of a book, I usually don't pick it up. Yes, I will miss out on some good reads. Yes, I know this approach isn't ideal. But I'll be honest, my TBR pile is high and dragon books - angel books too - get pushed to the bottom. THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS: Firelight and Unearthly

Reminders:
Interview  & giveaway of WATERFALL, Ends 4/10
TeenBookCon Saturday and TLA conference next week! 
Looking for some reviewers

18 comments:

  1. I do that with Fantasy books I'm not much of high fantasy reader either. I've never read the LotR books or even watched the movies for that matter.

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  2. I pick books by their covers too! I haven't read LotR either. :)

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  3. Haha that is really funny :P I love the LOTR movies but I could never get into the books (I read the first and got half-way through the second).

    I am a first-timer to Follow Me Fridays so nice meeting you and visiting your blog! I am now a follower :) Please feel free to stop by my book blog @ http://lcsadventuresinlibraryland.blogspot.com/

    Have an awesome weekend!!

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  4. I judge a book by its cover too.
    This is my first time doing Follow me Friday, and am now a follower.
    Feel free to drop by mine, http://coreenamcburnie.blogspot.com

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  5. Hopping through. I'm not an angel fan either, although I really liked Unearthly.
    My Hop
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  6. 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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    Mad Scientist
    Steampunkery & Book Reviews
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  7. Hi
    Just following through! I don't usually pay a lot of attention to covers, but sometimes..

    Shelleyrae
    www.bookdout.wordpress.com

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  8. Hey there, hopping through FF :)
    Hope you have a great weekend

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

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  9. 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

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  10. I'm not into angel books either! (or fairies, though I'm reading Iron King right now for one of the Goodreads book clubs...still not my thing)

    New FF follower!

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  11. Hi Jen! New follower here. 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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  12. It's the cover that attracts me to the book.

    stop and see mine and my giveaways.

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  13. I've learned the hard way the cover doesn't always make the book. I get frustrated when the cover doesn't match the story. I'm already a follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

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  14. LOL! This is the most unique answer I've seen yet!

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  15. 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

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  16. New follower! 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

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  17. I love you're no dragon policy. It made me giggle. I'm turned off by certain things too and won't pick up a book it if has certain elements.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

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  18. It seems like it must be human nature to be more interested in something attractive than something not as pretty. Poor ugly books! :D

    Happy Follow Friday! I'm a new follower (Number 1,000! I've never done that before)! I hope you'll check out my blog too!

    Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

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