Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tgif #9!

Follow Me Friday & Book Blogger Hop, Yay!

And this week's Follow Friday question is...


How odd, I just talked about this earlier today in my For the Love of Covers post. If I've heard great things about a book but the cover isn't so attractive, I'll still purchase and read the book. But if I'm browsing around a book store and can't decide between two or more books that I have never heard of, I'll always choose the one with the prettiest cover. Hey, even if I don't like the book, it wasn't a total waste because I'll have a beautiful cover to display on my shelf, lol. I'm also drawn to certain types of covers - Simple designs are my favorites, and I love dark colors, especially deep red, black, and midnight blue. I think Gothic art is absolutely beautiful and I'm sort of addicted to those types of covers at the moment.
Here are a few covers that I am lusting over...


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Erin O'Riordan said...

If a book doesn't have a killer cover, the only thing that will save it from being ignored is a killer title.

Alison said...

Hopping through. You picked some great covers. I love Melissa Marr's cover.
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Leah said...

hi new follower here
i love the Die for me cover definitely cant wait to get my hands on that.
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Mandy Lum said...

Erin - well said!

Alison - I love all the covers in that series, they are absolutely gorgeous.

Leah - The Die for Me cover is my favorite cover of all the books I have read. On my way to your blog right now.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aimee said...

I'm always attracted to pretty covers, but they description has to sell me. I hate to say it, but sometimes a book with a cover I don't care for will take longer for me to pick it up. I'm already a follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

Judith Leger said...

Hi Mandy! 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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becca said...

wow love the covers on these books

Melissa said...

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)

Howard Sherman said...

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.

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Thank God it's Follow Friday!?

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Honey said...

As long as a book gets good reviews from those I trust, I'll definitely pick it up! Pretty covers are nice but not absolutely necessary.

Have a nice weekend!

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