Follow Friday & Blog Hop!

Q: Do you judge a book by its cover?

To be honest with you, the cover is the last thing I consider before buying a book! I usually research a book that catches my attention on Goodreads, and if the story sounds good, I'll buy it no matter what the book looks like (although if there are other covers available and I like them better than the original, I'll usually go with one of those instead).

What about you? How do you chose which book to buy / order?


  1. 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


  2. I judge a book by its cover, but i dont necessarily buy it just because of it. I look to see the reviews, plot and ratings.
    Im a new follower :)

    Come check out my blog if you have time :)

  3. Great answer! Thanks for visitng Hands and Home, I am now following you back.

  4. Thank goodness for book blogs and Goodreads! With a limited book budget, I don't want to spend money on books I won't like. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now following yours!

  5. Hopping through. I don't pick because because of their cover, but it is a factor.
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  6. Hello! Just saw you had dropped by my blog and I am returning the favor haha- wow, there are so many book blogs out there that I didn't know about! I am now a follower :) And that's pretty awesome that you do background research into hat makes a book a good book instead of just glancing at the cover-- we should all start doing that!

  7. Hi! Following you back bb :0)

  8. Anonymous4/08/2011

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now following you.


  9. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I'm an old follower here. Happy Friday!

  10. Thanks for visiting my blog. Im following here now. Goodreads has helped me find a lot of really good books, I like getting recommendations.

  11. Thanks for the Friday follow, I'm following you now.

  12. I do judge a little, but I also consider bad cover books that have great reviews. Thanks for stopping by and following! Am now following you. :)

  13. Returning the visit--I already follow. :-) So glad that you research your books like that--it pays to do a little footwork before buying and get a real feel for the story.

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following :]

  15. Hey thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  16. That is such a great way to go about it! I have to admit when I shop without a book list the cover is what catches my eye first, but I never buy a book without reading the description. I'm a new follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  17. Hi! 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.
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  18. It's hard not to judge a book by its cover. Thanks for stopping by. New follower. =]

    That's What Liz Read

  19. 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)

  20. Hey thanks for the follow, just following back ;)

  21. I admire you for not looking at the covers! Even while I'm looking on the internet, it's the covers that draws my attention and interest. I don't buy a book only based on the cover though, but by the storyline. :)

    Following you! You seem to have a very interesting blog.

    My FF can be found here!

  22. yeah, cover is not the reason why I buy / read the book. As long as the rating are high and most of my friends love it, I am goinrg to grab it

    Thanks for stopping by

  23. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. I think it makes sense to judge a book based on its cover, at least at first. A book needs to grab your attention in the store, so it makes sense to have a great cover. However, the cover should only influence you to pick it up to check it out. It's important to check the plot before actually buying it. I hope you have a great weekend!

  24. Hey! Thanks for the follow! I'm returning the favor! Great Blog!

  25. Thanks for stopping by my hop; returning the follow!

    I admire you for looking into a book and not judging it by its cover. I try...I really do! I just tend to have cover lust...a lot!

    Happy Friday!

  26. 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

  27. Thanks for becoming a follower of my site. I'm now following you back.

    The Scarf Princess

  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I'm looking forward to reading your blog. I often don't even look at a cover for a book, and have a bad memory for what the covers of the books I have read look like. Oh well. Its what's inside the covers that counts most isn't it?

    To pick books, I have compiled a gigantic list of books that I have some interest in, for one reason or another. If I find a book on the list that I don't own, I get it. It's really that simple.

    Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds)

  29. Anonymous4/08/2011

    I'm in the same boat. I won't buy or not buy a book based on the cover but I may read a little more about it if a cover catches my eye. If multiple covers are available, I'll pick the one I like the best too.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  30. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following as well :) I followed you back.

  31. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following you back. If I haven't heard of a book, the cover initially sparks my interest; however, if I have heard of a book, usually from blogs, I look for them in the stores or online and then the covers are only part of the interest. Does that make sense?

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


  33. 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

    I am a new follower of your blog and am looking forward to reading your future posts.

    The Reading Life

  34. Hey there!

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

    You are such a good reader not to judge by the cover!! Wish I did that more often! lol

    Happy Blog Hop!

    Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter

  35. I've already been following you for a couple weeks I think, so just returning your visit! Have a great week. :)


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