September 3, 2010

Book Blogger Hop and the Weekly Overview

Book Blogger Hop
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Do you judge a book by its cover?

I am so guilty of this one! I've almost missed some really good books because I thought the covers were awful. One example is Charline Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series. The covers are still awful (not the HBO ones), but I'm a die hard fan now.

So many books have turned up bad covers that were real treasures. Even with learning my lesson over and over again, I still do it. Plus, there are many a beautiful covers that have lead me astray. Somehow, I just keep going back for more punishment. What can I say I'm a real cover lover.

Weekly Overview:

  • This Sunday Sweets, I went book hunting at the local thrift stores and made some runs to Borders.
  • Books and Babbles was replaced by September Releases 2010. There are some fantastic debut authors and some old favorites this month!
  • Glimmerglass, Jenna Black's debut into the YA scene, was reviewed.
  • Wednesday Wishes turned up some promising books.
That's all for me, I'm off to the Hop! Hop you all enjoy your fantastic weekends.

16 comments:

Melissa said...

I definitely do judge books by their covers, but it's not the ultimate deciding factor haha :)

Scoot said...

I know what you mean, I am often tricked by an awesome cover hiding a lame story. :) But I love covers! They are the first appeal.

Kaitlyn said...

Just stopping by from the hop! I'm a new follower. ;-)

-Kaitlyn
http://nocturnalreadings.blogspot.com

Jessica Secret said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you now. :)

Kt said...

Just stopped by for the hop. I'm guilty of judging books by their cover. I hope you have a great weekend!!
A Book Obsession..

Make sure to check out my 100 followers contest here if you haven't entered! Ends 9/6

~Niki~ said...

JUST HOPPIN. BY :)
I HAVE A CONTEST GOING ON TOO! ~NIKI

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Melissa: Maybe I'm just a little conceded when it comes to my book covers.

Scoot: Covers are awesome!!

Kaitlyn: Thank you for the follow! Cute blog you have there.

Jessica Secret: No prob, thanks for the follow!

Kt: I think we all are guilty of that at some piont.

Awesome giveaway!

Niki: Very cool contest.

Shari said...

Now a happy follower of your beautiful blog. I love the Sookie books too and you are right the original covers are.... well, they aren't good! My kids and I have laughed over them countless times. Shari over at myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I think we all judge books by their covers, even though we know from experience that we shouldn't. Silly us!

Found you via the Hop, BTW. I'll definitely be back!

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Shari: Very cute blog! Thanks for the follow. Glad I'm not the only one who think the covers are iffy.

Susan: Thanks Susan!

Jessi E. said...

Your site is gorgeous and has some pretty great books that I'm interested in! I'm a new follower!

Hope you have a great weekend,
Jessi @ The Elliott Review

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Well thank you!! Glad you found some books you like!

Kah Woei said...

I'm guilty of the same. But after all covers are the first thing I see ...

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Very true!

Elizabeth said...

I do pick up a book because of its cover...not necessarily buy it, but it does make me pick it up and check it out.

Hopping by.

Stop by my blog if you like:

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Very cute blog! Thanks for dropping in.

The ending purchase point is never based soully on the cover.