Saturday, November 02, 2013

Guest Post: Are you a Cover Junkie or a Blurb Freak?

I'm excited to have as a guest blogger today the lovely book blogger Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are. She's a relatively new book blogger so lets make her feel welcome and hop over to her blog and comment/follow! If you'd like to be a guest blogger just fill out the form on the Contact Me page.

Don't judge a book by its cover

How often have we heard this phrase? This is a topic I have thought about quite few times over the past few years. Sometimes its paid off buying a book solely based on its cover, other times not. At times I'm sure I have missed out on utterly amazing books using the same concept. 

The times it has paid off for me were with books like Fallen from Lauren Kate and Tangled Tides from Karen Amanda Hooper. These books had amazing covers, I bought/requested these books based 90% on the cover and I loved the stories. 

I learnt my lesson with Windfall from Rachel Caine. It was in the book club I belonged to and every month I saw it and overlooked it. One month a colleague told me I really should try it as she thought I would like it.. she was wrong, I LOVED it! That series has become one of my all time favorites. 

I do think its tough not to 'Judge a book by it's cover' but when there are so many books out there and a TBR pile that is threatening to bury us, we cannot help it. What's worse is the TBR pile is ever growing as we read about all these amazing books on fellow blogsites, by the time I get to reading them, most times I cannot remember what they were even about. 

I have found some blurbs to be very misleading. Sometimes it does not do the story justice and other times the blurb is the most interesting part of the book. So yes, a cover is just as important as the blurb.

Discussion: What do you think? Are you a Cover Junkie or a Blurb Freak?

Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are

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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.