Friday, September 3, 2010

September 3 Blog Hop!

Hosted by Jen at Crazy-for-Books!

This week's question is:

Do you judge a book by its cover?

Oh man, I must admit that I do. More so, I think I judge by the spine. If the font is nice and there are pretty colors, I'm much more likely to pick it up and thumb through it. As for covers, I'm a sucker for a picture of a pretty dress, being a historical fiction lover! If covers are unattractive, I tend to immediately have a negative feel to the book....though I recently read a book with a truly horrendous cover (truly awful) that I ended up loving! Oh well. :)

Happy weekend! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Stopping by from the hop and now your newest follower. I really liked your review for The Other Boylen Girl :)

    Please stop by if you get a chance:

  2. Hi, I love your blog. It's so full of great historical novels that I want to read.
    I'm your new follower!

  3. I too judge a book firstly by it's cover and title. It is the blurb that will have the final vote in whether I select that book.

    enjoy ur weekend

  4. Hi there!

    Just hopping over via hop! I love your blog design it's so pretty! I'm sure to stop over some other time! Have a great weekend and happy reading!

    Til next time,
    Lisa (Badass Bookie) xx

  5. Stopping by from the hop just to say hi. Have a good long weekend!!

  6. Just hopping by!! Hope you have a great weekend! Am a new follower!


  7. Stopping by via the hop...I think it all depends - there's a place and time when book covers come into play as to whether I will read the book.

    Happy Friday!
    Always With a Book

  8. Happy Friday!

    Just stopping by on the hop and follow Friday. I love to see all the different blog design and to make new friends. I'm now a follower. Love historical fiction as well :)

    Have a great weekend!!

  9. stopping by from the hop, great article on the movie The Young Victoria, I've had that on my radar for a while too. Looks like I need to up it on my netflix queue!

    I used to read a ton of historical stuff, and have been meaning to get back into it, so now I know where to come for reviews! Have you read any Stephen Lawhead? He tends to take the history and make it work the way he wants a bit, but it's still good stuff.

  10. Here through the hop! I don't read much historical fiction, but I always enjoy it when I do. Going to follow your blog :) Happy friday!

  11. Found you hopping, now a follower :)
    I love historical fiction, but always have the hardest time finding what is good, so I will appreciate your reviews!

    Check out my response too!

  12. I'm afraid i do! If it's got pretty girlie cover then im more inclined to pick it up !

  13. Just hopping by and now following! Have a great weekend!
    A Trillian Books

  14. New follower here from the Hop. I have to say I agree almost 100% with your heroine list.


  15. Hopping by to say hello. Salacious covers turn me off; dull covers do not bother me. I hopefully bring my own senses to a book.

  16. found you from blog hop.

    I was currious, what book was it that had a horrible cover that you ended up loving?

    If you'd like to see my answer to the question, my blog is at:

  17. Yeah, there's been a few times when I've loved a book even though the cover was bad...that's when I feel guilty for pre-judging the poor thing.

  18. I recently began collecting a series because of the spines. I know that sounds crazy to the average reader; but book bloggers aren't average, now, are we? Stopping by on the hop.

  19. Stopped by from the blog hop and ending up spending nearly half an hour reading your posts! Love the historical fiction! I'm reading The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory right now, she is one of my fav. authors!

  20. Just hopping through... I too love your blog and all the historical fiction you've found!! I was especially interested in your top 10 heroines list! Loved you review of The Other Boleyn Girl too! Isn't it weird to like a book and hate things about it!!

  21. I'm late getting to my hopping this week, but stopped in to say hello. A lot of the titles on the list of books you can't believe you've never read are on my "guilt list" which is 100 books long. So much good literature out there to read isn't there? Enjoy your weekend, Dianne

  22. Hi visiting from the HOP! I loved The Other Boleyn Girl and the cover was pretty good too!

    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!

  23. Cute blog! I look forward to your many reviews and if you have them: GIVEAWAYS! :D

    Stopping by from the hop. If you care to follow me back then I would greatly appreciate it.

    Ashley's Bookshelf

  24. Hi Ashley - I'm still on the edge about doing Giveaways, especially since I'm so close to 100 followers....but I'm still a poor college student after all! :)



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