Friday, September 3, 2010

Blog Hop!

Blog Hop time again, hosted by Crazy For Books!  I must be getting old because I feel like every time I turn around it's hop time again.  Welcome to my blog, take a look around, and let me know what you think!

Our question for this week is "Do you judge a book by its cover?"

My answer is yes.  Not that a book's cover has to be especially beautiful or eye catching for me to read it, but you can pretty much tell the genre from a lot of book covers.  If I see a woman in a corset hugging a shirtless man, I can go ahead and assumed it's romance and not bother.  If I see a teenage girl in a fancy black dress with two holes in her neck, I can assume YA vampire book and not bother (nothing wrong with those genres, they just don't interest me).  You can usually also tell chick lit, thrillers, cozy mysteries, and self help books by their covers.  For me juding a book by it's cover isn't a bad thing.  I've found some great books because I liked the covers.  And it's a good way to browse past something you know you aren't in the mood for.


  1. Good points Julie! I stay clear of the shirtless man books. They don't interest me at all.
    Happy Friday!!

  2. I also judge by cover - it's a great clue to whether I'll like the book or not.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I agree with you about the covers. You can't always judge the greatness of a book by it's cover, but you most definitely can tell what genre it is :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Well I understand your view and I think it's very well explained... I agree on most cases it IS easy to see the genre ;)