Judging a Book by Its Cover. Not Me! Part 1
In life we are told not to judge a book by it’s cover, meaning that when we look at someone, we shouldn’t judge them by how tall, short, fat, skinny, or the color of their skin, but by what’s in their heart or how they make us feel. Actually we shouldn’t judge anyone. We are all different and unique. No two of us are alike in every way. Think how boring life would be if we were. So why is it that people will pick up and read a book because of it’s cover? There have been a lot of blog posts lately that focus on a book’s cover and I don’t think that’s right. I will buy and read a book for many different reasons, but never because of the cover art. I will read any book, in any age group, and any genre just because the blurb or an excerpt has gotten my attention. Sometimes I read books because of the reviews they’ve received and sometimes because someone has asked me to. So without further ado, I’d like to share some covers with you of some of the books in my kindle and after the slideshow I’ll post links to each of the books and tell you if I’ve read them yet and why I read them. I’m not going to give you reviews. You can judge them anyway you want, but please take the time to check the links and read the blurbs before you judge.
“Messages From Henry” I actually picked this up for a couple of reasons, first I got it on a freebie day and second because of the reviews. I have started reading it and when I’m done I will post a review.
“American Goddesses” Yes I have read and reviewed it and you can find my review and the links here
“I Believe” I picked this one up because I have a story in it. :-) And you can get your copy for free today! 9/24/12
“Catch Her in The Rye” I’m thinking I got this one on a free day and yes I have read it. See my review here
“Spring into Summer” I did a special promo for Eden when she released Spring into Summer. No I haven’t had a chance to read it, but I definitely will! Find it here
“Near Death” This is the first book I read from a new author. I actually put the paperback version on my wish list last year for Christmas because Richard had posted an excerpt on his blog that made me cry and I had to read it, so my son bought it for me.
“New Blood” I read this because I was really interested in checking out Paul’s writing style.
And I have part two, “Unicorns” on my kindle, because I really enjoyed part one :-)
“Frozen Past” And I bought this one and read it because I like Richard’s writing style.
Now some are you are saying, “Where’s mine?” I have 305 books in my kindle right now, so it looks like I will be doing quite a few more posts on book covers. :-)
And on another note…I’ve been tagged in “The Look Challenge” on my other blog, so stop by and get a first peek of the first book in my new series and a special sneak peek at the second book in Chris’ Journey, “A Corner For Life.”