Friday, 3 September 2010

Blog Hop

Good morning! And if you're not reading this in the morning, YOU'RE LATE. SIT DOWN, SHUT UP AND PAY ATTENTION.

It's been a good week here at Learning to Read. There's been the fun Gods Behaving Badly, the excellent Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, and the possibly-even-more-excellent Country of the Blind. Not to mention the end and round up of my personal mini-challenge, the Summer Of Strangers.

Coming up are reviews of another Brookmyre, A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil, and Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union.

Today's Blog Hop Question is, do you judge a book by it's cover?

And the answer is yes. Not completely, but it's one of the big factors in whether I will pick up a book and find out more, when there's hundreds on the shelf. And when I'm choosing between two books that sound equally good, a pretty cover is going to be hard to turn down. My current love of Chabon  and Brookmyre probably owes something to them both having COOL AS HECK covers.



  1. Hey, stopping by from The Hop! I'm a new follower :) Yeah I do too sometimes judge books by their covers but if it's so pretty I can't resist! XD

    I hope you are able to come visit, I've got a giveaway going on right now!

    Have a great Friday!

  2. Hi there!

    Just hopping over via hop! I love your blog design it's so pretty! I'm sure to stop over some other time! Have a great weekend and happy reading!

    Til next time,
    Lisa (Badass Bookie) xx

  3. Hopping over...! Yes, I always judge books by their cover. Always! :-)

    Happy reading this week. I'm here:

  4. I'll read the blurb on a book with a pretty cover while the poor ugly books are left out in the cold. I do this so that when I'm reading on public transport, people will look at my book and think I'm awesome. This has resulted in reading a little bit of genius and a lot of bullshit.

  5. It is hard not to judge by covers! I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Hopping by and following! ;)

    Come to see me at Murphy's Library