Thursday, April 7, 2011

Those Fridays Just Keep Rollling by....Happy Following Day!

Thanks to Parajunkee's View for hosting this event every week. Make sure you go to Parajunkee's and find some new blogs to visit. So let's see what's up!

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

Of course! Anyone who says they don't is lying -- the cover can't help but give you SOME indication of what's in the book (sometimes it's misleading, but you still get some sort of message.) I think that some people can ignore that message more easily than others, but everyone is influenced by a books' cover to a certain extent.

I hope you have a great weekend. Good luck to those participating in the Read-a-thon. One of these days I'm going to have to try one of those out. Thanks for stopping by--I hope you'll come back soon.  Oh, and you might want to check back in a few days. I have a couple of giveaways planned, and I'm hoping to get that organized and posted this weekend.






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18 comments:

  1. Hey ya Annette! Thanks for the blog comment. I am so excited for Readathon. You should look into cheerleading some if you don't have time for the reading portion. I am signed up for an hour of cheering and really excited about that part as well :)

    I'm a follower now! :)

    Helena @ Vamps R Us

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  2. That's a great way of putting it--influenced. Not convinced to buy, but more likely to pick it up and go from there.

    Have a great weekend!
    My FF

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  3. Hi Annette, nice meeting you, and glad I stopped by your site :) This is my first Follow Me Fridays, so I am just busy meeting a bunch of new people! Anyways, I am now a follower, hope to see you sometime at LC's Adventures in Libraryland- have a great weekend!

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  4. Hopping through. I agree that it's impossible not to at least partially judge a book by its cover.
    My Hop
    Get a free download of Wings by Aprilynn Pike at my blog!

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  5. I totally judge a book by its cover and am not ashamed to admit it! LOL

    I will definitely be following you! Please stop by my blog and say hi! I dont bite!

    Paranormal Romance

    Twitter!

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  6. I agree. Everyone is influenced by the cover to some extent. I definitely look but it won't be the reason I buy.

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  7. I judge a book by its cover! Its hard not to.
    I'm a new follower.

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

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  8. I haven't quite braved a read-a-thon yet either. Maybe someday though. Covers are always what convince me to buy a book.

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  9. Great answer! It really is hard not to judge a book by its cover. I always head towards the pretty ones first. lol! :)

    I really want to do a read-a-thon as well. With three kids, it would be close to impossible for me!

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  10. You are right. Everyone would have to judge to some extent. I certainly do! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend.

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

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  12. Hi Annette! 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!!!
    You can check out my website http://www.judithleger.weebly.com and http://www.judithleger.blogspot.com to see what kind of books I write.
    I have two other pen names,
    L.J.Leger - http://www.ljleger.weebly.com
    Jadette Paige - http://www.jadettepaige.weebly.com and http://www.jadettepaige.blogspot.com

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  13. 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)

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  14. The covers always get my attention first, but I've learned the hard way that I should never buy a book if the description doesn't sell me. I'm a new follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

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  15. I love that you said, "Anyone who says they don't is lying." It's so true. It's just like if you ask an attached person (married or in a relationship) if they've ever been attracted to someone other than their spouse/significant other, they're lying. Just because you're attached doesn't mean you're dead. ;)

    Looks make a big difference. And, at the same time, I think we can exercise a bit of caution to not solely live based on looks. I, for example, will read the synopsis of a book that has lured me by its cover. If the synopsis doesn't sound interesting, I won't read it.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. I really agree with your answer. This is my first time stopping by your blog. I'm a new follower!

    Have a good weekend!

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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