Friday, September 3, 2010

It's Friday...Time for the Book Blogger Hop!

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books


In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING.
This Week's Question is:
 Do you judge a book by its cover?
My Answer: I have to admit that yes, I do judge a book by its cover.  This is especially true if I'm browsing at the library or bookstore.  I'll often pick up a book because the cover speaks to me in some way.  This gets me in trouble at work because I'll often find a ton of books I want to read while I'm working on other projects in the stacks.  And I actually like that most journals don't have pictures of book covers along with their reviews, because it's easier to be objective when I'm only reading the review and can't see all the beautiful covers. 
It makes me sad when a wonderful book has a so so cover.  When I recommend certain books at the library, I feel that I have to preface the recommendation with a "don't pay attention to the cover, because this book is awesome."   Covers are definitely important, a lot of times the teens at my library won't pick up a book with a cover they don't like no matter how many times we recommend it or say how great we think it is. 
Some of my recent favorite YA covers include:
Have a great weekend!! 


  1. Just popping in via the hop to say hi! I LOVE the cover for Incarceron:) It makes me sad as well when great stories have terrible covers, I know a lot of people will be missing out because of it! Glad to be a new follower of yours, I hope you have a great weekend:)

  2. Stopping in through the hop and wanted to say hi. I do love the covers though:) Shari over at

  3. HI! Saw you on the Book Blogger Hop and thought I'd hop by. New follower.

  4. Yes. I admit it. I judge books by their covers.

    Just stopping by via the Hop! Welcome! Bienviendos!

    Stop by my blog, if you get a chance.

    I'm a new follower! (And a children's librarian, too!)

  5. Hey Maria!

    I'm already a follower, but I wanted to drop in and tell you hi! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

  6. Hi visiting from the HOP! So far, no one seems to say they ignore the covers!! I try not to let it influence me, but hey someone has to pay for the artists.

    I would love for you to say Happy Birthday to my daughter who just started a blog - today on her birthday...
    Outpourings Of A Soul.

    I hope you will have time to visit one or both of my blogs: LibrarysCat and Never Forget !!

    Have a great weekend!


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