For What It's Worth

Friday, April 8, 2011

Blog Hop & Follow Friday!

I'm running out of bunny pictures for the hop so we will take a slight detour with TGIF pictures!

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books

The question this week is: Outside of books, what is your guilty pleasure? It's not a "guilty" pleasure  but I would say gardening. (other than embarrassing amount I spend on plants that I then kill) Although ever since I started blogging I haven't had as much time to go play in the dirt. I'm always reading. I must try to find balance with my obsessions :-)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee (she designed my lovely header btw)

Her question is: Do you judge a book by it's cover? Not really, anymore.....I used to be drawn in by pretty covers but the stories aren't always as good so I'm learning not to "impulse cover buy". Of course I'm still drawn to pretty covers but I'm less likely to buy just because of it.

Parajunkee is also setting up a Book Blogger Directory. So if you haven't signed up for that yet go check it out.

Today is the last day to enter my RT Booklovers Convention contest. I'm giving away four sets of Romance Trading Cards. They are gorgeous!! Click the link under my header to enter.

Thanks for hopping by and I'll be sure to hop back!


  1. I never buy a book just because of the cover, but often, a pretty cover will get me to pick up the book to learn more about it. But if it's pretty, but sucky, NOPE! I won't buy it.

    Happy Friday!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  2. I'm drawn in by a pretty cover but ill check out other reviews and ratings before I defiantly buy it :)

    New Follower.

    Come check out my blog if you have time:

  3. Hi Karen

    Thanks for the follow via Follow me Friday your blog is AMAZING and I will definetly be back. Your Lover Unleashed review made me laugh, verily it did.

  4. That's great. I still have a habit of judging a book by its cover first.

  5. I agree! The covers catch my attention first but if the description doesn't inspire me I don't buy it. I'm already a follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  6. Complete agreement!

    I'm a new follower and happy to meet you!

    Hop by and see me!

    Kristi-The Book Faery's FF

  7. Hey Karen, just stopping by on the follow. I just fell out of my seat! Luv the kitty! Have a terrific weekend reading !!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  8. I am attracted to pretty covers, but it is true, sometimes they are not that good. A bad cover, however, can detract from a good book, so I am sometimes a little biased ^__^

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  9. Old Follower .

  10. I think we all need to learn not to impulse cover buy. I sometimes pick up a book because of a pretty cover, but it's ratings/reviews/blurbs that sell me on it.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  11. I do love a good looking cover but I do like picking up books that others recommend for one reason or another :)

    Please Stop by, I'm starting a new with a fresh look.  Let me know what you think.

    Black Disaster Fairy
    A World of Personality

  12. Hopping by:) Your "guilty" pleasure is much healthier than mine.

    Have a great week!