Friday, September 3, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

It's Friday and time for the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books. 
The question for today is
Do you judge a book by its cover?

Emphatically Yes!  A beautiful cover draws the reader in and will continually keep a hold on you.
For instance while I read Shiver I kept looking back at the cover, even though it's just some vines and a wolf,  it was
Sam's and Grace's world and I felt drawn into it. 

I will read books with less-than-attractive covers because it could still be a fantastic story within-it just makes me disappointed in the art and perhaps expect more from the story. Once I learned that authors have pretty much no say over their cover art, which is was a shocking discovey and complete failure in the balance of the world, I think I judge less.
No matter what though the cover has the opportunity to pull me in and great attention to detail should be paid in representing that story, the one hand-crafted by the author. 

Hop on over to Crazy-for-Books, check out the rules and the hundreds of blogs participating, and hop, hop, hop!