The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger.
The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!
Absolutely. In fact, that’s usually what catches my eye in the first place – as it is intended to do.
Don’t get me wrong – I know the saying, ‘Never judge a book by its cover’ and it is an incredibly true statement. There are beautiful covers that are colour and foil and glitter and gold and flashy typography and stunning images (essentially everything that appeals to me) and yet they contain a story that is disappointing.
Then there are covers that are bland and beige and so ‘meh’ to the eye it hurts and honestly? They can be such a disservice for the feast of the story within.
Of course, content and cover can match but you’ll only know if you give it a go.
Ooh that rhymed!
I am a self confessed magpie and lover of a pretty cover design. In fact, I’m going to bring out my favourite GIF for this occasion to remind me of what really get’s me going on book covers.
It’s an incredibly short post this week my cupcakes because it’s 33 degrees today and I hate summer and can’t concentrate. Have I whinged about this before? You know I have. Will I whinge about it again? Abso-friggin’-lutely.
I don’t know how hotter places cope, I just don’t. It’s so hot I’ve spent the day pretty much staring at the cat who’s just been walking three steps and then flopping down.
Margaret @ Weird Zeal has asked herself ‘How Does Nostalgia Affect How I Read Books?‘
May @ Forever and Everly is hosting The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards which I need to get round to voting in before it closes on 20th July.
Krysta @ Pages Unbound gives us some Secrets to Blogging Success: How to Schedule Ahead
Lashaan @ Bookidote advises on Proper Blogging Etiquette
Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties asks us ‘Should We Readers Ever Accept Kathleen Hale?’
Xandra @ Starry Sky Books invites us to discuss ‘What Makes a Novel “Young Adult”?’
And because I did a post on retelling’s this week I wanted to find what other bloggers have been saying and so include:
Connie @ Connie Read’s post on ‘My Favourite Things: Retellings’
Kaeley @ Spoilers May Apply has done a ‘Micro Discussion: Some Really Exceptional Retellings’
It’s sweet, simple and straightforward this week everyone! I’d love to hear your thoughts on whether you’ve chosen / would choose a book based on its cover and if I had to guess I would say the answer would often be yes!
We do seem to like a pretty cover 😉
Next week’s question was whether I review all the books I’ve read but I feel like I’ve answered that one recently when I answered the question about how I get myself psyched to write reviews.
As I feel like I’ve answered that one I won’t be doing a Blog Hopper next week but will try and find something else instead!