4 September 2010

THE BOOK BLOGGER HOP

Book Blogger Hop
In order to find more book bloggers, I've decided to join The Book Blogger Hop. It is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books.

The Hop is a fantastic way to get your blog noticed more and visit some other cool blogs that you didn't know about before, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! If you want to join, visit Jenn at 'Crazy-for-Books'!!

This week's question is:
Do you judge a book by its cover?

Absolutely yes! Aesthetics are important...it's like food. Food should look good as well as taste good. Who doesn't fall in love with a gorgeously decadent french pastry while its still sat in the shop window?! Whilst a beautiful cover won't guarantee a good read (we all know the saying), it can certainly help you decide which book to read next. In most cases you will pick up the general feel of the book through the cover. You know if it's going to be a feel good summery book, or a dark thriller. If I'm in the mood for something that will give me a bit of a scare, I'm not going to pick up something all pink and flowery. A good cover draws you in, makes you want to find out more. Its the start of pulling you in. The start of the journey. It can be the start of a beautiful piece of work.

Here are some gorgeous starts to a book...

* Paranormalcy
* Fallen
* Matched
* Nevermore

What about you? What are your favourite covers?

17 comments:

Jenny said...

Just popping in via the hop to say hi! I couldn't agree more with your answer to the question, good covers always draw me in. We seem to have similar tastes, I adore the the covers for Fallen (and Torment) and Matched, they're just gorgeous. I'm your newest follower and I look forward to reading more reviews!

Jennifer said...

Fav covers would have to be Clockwork Angel and Halo. For now anyway! New follower.

Jennifer
http://booknoise411.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

I love that you're proud to be a book cover judger. LOL! We all do it. I fall in love with covers on a regular basis. Nothing wrong with that :)

Glad to have found you via the Hop!

readerbuzz said...

I found you via the Hop. I'm a new follower (lucky number 13!) Hope you will visit my blog, too!

anjohnston said...

Thanks so much for hopping by my site and following me! I really appreciate it. Like you I definitely judge books by their covers! That's the entire point of a cover... to entice.

You should definitely look into Entwined. I have to agree with your covers too. Fallen/Torment are beautiful on their own and together!

I'm a new follower. Have an awesome rest of your weekend!

Library Cat said...

Hi and welcome to the HOP! It is a fantastic place to meet other book lovers. I absolutely love the header on your blog, it is beautiful.

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

Have a great weekend!

Liz Cush ★ said...

Found you through the hop, I'm a new follower :)

Jennie Bailey said...

What a great post! I love book covers. It's the first thing that attracts me to a book. I do love the Fallen cover. Right now, I'm reading a lot middle grade and have been drawn to the covers on the Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott. I'm currently staring at the Magyk cover (book one of Septimus Heap). I love that one as well! I happened over here through Jen at Unedited. Glad that I did! Lovely blog you have here!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooo I just finished Fallen. SO goooood!

BC said...

Hi Hannah,
It's great to get followers from the hop, thanks for being one of my first followers! You answered the Hop's question so eloquently. I love your analogy to french pastries - it's very true. I look forward to reading more!

May said...

Hi, I've given you the One Lovely Blog Award!

You can check it out here:

http://brazilianbookworm.blogspot.com/2010/09/one-lovely-blog-award.html

LupLun said...

Nice site. ^_^ Good design, very clean and businesslike. Could use more content, but that'll come in time.

Jo Schaffer said...

I agree that the cover can really catch your eye and give you an indication of what to expect...

Jamie Gibbs said...

I tend to judge a book by its spine rather than its cover. If I'm a library or a bookshop, the typography and design of a book's spine will get me interested initially. The cover is secondary, but I do always judge from that (who doesn't?).
Most of my favourite covers are purely symbolic e.g. Ian Irvine's Well of Echoes series, some editions of Lord of the Rings, some print versions of the Wheel of Time. I love the ambiguity with symbols that can change depending on the perspective of the viewer.

Other than that, my favourite covers are the Sword of Truth (Terry Goodkind) books that were designed by the late Keith Parkinson. his fantasy-scapes are breathtaking.

Brad Jaeger said...

I judge a book by everything, cover included. The writing is what matters most, however.

DLCurran said...

A weekly blog hop - excellent. I just have to streamline my schedule a bit, but I think I'll come back to track this down in a week or two. Am liking your blog - and I agree with you on book covers, unless I've already read the author. Then the cover doesn't matter because I'd be going on author loyalty (yeah, I'm one of those) ;)

Ted Cross said...

I absolutely judge books by their covers, though it seems my taste is very different from yours.