Sunday, April 15, 2012

BW16: Judge a Book by the Cover


A couple years back I joined a challenge in which one of the tasks was to pick a book by its cover. The hard part, not to read the blurb and find out what it is about beforehand.  Easier said than done. The temptation is just a bit too much.  Especially in person - however it is a bit easy to do when on line.  Since then have chosen books a few times using that method.  Usually end up with something excellent.    I perused Amazon yesterday, wandered about and discovered a few covers by new to me authors  that really intrigued me and made me want to know more about the book. 



What do you think?  Which one should I read?  I dare you to try picking out a book based on its cover alone and see what you end up with.   Of course, you have to share.

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The Winner of the Frank Peretti Illusion Giveaway is 

Kiki

Congratulations, Kiki and thanks to everybody for entering.  

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13 comments:

  1. I've been reading, but got behind with posting due to computer problems and other things that kept me busy.

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  2. I would probably pick The Aviary. I'm attracted to the bright green cover. I like your challenge to pick books solely based on the cover. I tend to do that with my free Kindle reads. Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn't, but since they are free, I don't mind so much.

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    1. Funny, I never look at the covers for ebooks.

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  3. Steppenwolf was a hard read, but I am making my way through the "100 Great Books List." So, I only have 25 to go now!

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    1. Congratulations on making it through Steppenwolf. From your description, I wouldn't have.

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  4. Whoops! I'm tired and I seemed to have link to this post instead of my own blog. Don't know how to fix it. I guess I"ll just post it again and you, Robin can delete the first one? Is that possible? Thanks and sorry about my klutziness.

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  5. I would pick Cemetery Girl (daughter works in the field) or The Cove whose cover looks peaceful but may cover up a dark secret.

    I finished The Gardner Heist today. The review doesn't go live until May so I'll link it up then. The others are ones posted last week.

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    1. The Cove's cover jumps out more to me - very intriguing.

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  6. I must admit I very often choose a book by it's cover, especially if I pay a visit to my local library. I always think that a book must be good if the author has made an effort with a fancy cover!
    Of course that's not always the case.
    By looking at the covers I would probably go for Peculiar Children.
    But I read a Susan Cooper book last year and I am hoping to read more of her books.

    Best cover I have come across this year was 'The Scorpio Races' and a good book too.

    Ally

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    1. Scorpio Races does look good. Added it to my wishlist.

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