Thursday, March 8, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday (#9)

Q: Have you ever looked at a book's cover and thought "This is going to be horrible"? But, instead was pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.

A: I am one of those people that tend to pick out books by the cover. If I am browsing in a book store, I go for what catches my eye first. Because of this, I don't know that I have thought about a book being horrible based on the cover. Sometimes the opposite happens; the cover looks great and the book is not so good. Anyways there is one book I can think of that the cover threw me off a bit, The Book Thief.

This cover does not depict a book about a young girl in Nazi Germany who steals books and learns to read. I kept thinking it was going to be more of a mystery or something. I am not even really sure what the dominoes have to do with the story as a whole. However, I very much enjoyed this book despite the fact that the cover threw me for a loop. 


  1. That's definitely not the best cover I've seen, lol!

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  2. The cover isn't too great but I've been wanting to read this one! Happy Friday :)
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  3. I agree 100%. I love love this book. It is incredible. Can't wait for the film - hope its done right. The cover does not do it justice.

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  4. Hopping through. I loved The Book Thief. The funny thing is that until I looked at it right now, I didn't realize those were dominoes on the cover.
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  5. Oh yeah..I forgot about this book. :) Great choice..although I didn't like this cover, I bought it, as I heard so many of them recommending this book to me. :)

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  6. I agree! Very bland cover..
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  7. I agree that sometimes the opposite is true and books with great covers are actually awful reads.

    I've heard great things about the book thief.

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  8. Oh, this cover looks so mysterious!! I'd definitely pick a book that looks like this :))

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  9. It really bugs me when the cover has nothing to do with the book and this sounds like one of those. New follower. Here's mine: My FF

  10. I haven't read it but I agree the cover doesn't seem to have much to do with the story. Following through GFC and RSS.
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    1. An interesting cover.

  11. Agree with you on the cover.
    I wouldn't pick it up if I saw it in a book store ! :P

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    Nick @ Nick's Book Blog


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