Friday, April 8, 2011

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

It's time to hop around and make some new blog friends!! If it's your first visit to Stories & Sweeties, WELCOME!!! Please feel free to link in the comments so I can visit you, too! :)

First off, we have Follow Friday hosted by Parakjunkee's View! (click the logo to get there!)Here's the featured question of the week:
Do you judge a book by it's cover?

My answer: YES. Yes, I do. I love pretty books. I love them to look pretty on my shelves, I love them to feel pretty in my hands (I can't get enough of that lovely suedey-feeling paper that they are using for some book covers these days---like Fallen--- *goes to feel up Fallen & Torment covers*---Ok, I'm back. Seriously. YA book covers have become some of the most gorgeous and creative around and, yes, once in while I let a cover completely sell me on a book, which of course on occasion, lands me with a bit of disappointment. On the other hand, there have been a few that I wasn't in love with the cover and the book became one of my favorite books (for example, Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus---love that book with all my heart, but think the cover could have been better.)

Next up is the Book Blog Hop hosted by Crazy-for-Books! (click the logo to get there!)This week, she asks: (question to come!! Check back later!) (update: the book blogger hop has been postposted until friday afternoon, so check back then for the q & a!)


  1. Hey Becky! I totally agree with you when you said that you like books to look good on your shelf, I do too! I also judge books by their covers but sometimes that lands me on a heap of disappointment, but when I do find a great book with a great cover, that gets me over the moon :D

    New follower from the hop, have a great weekend!

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  2. Haha I also enjoy pretty covers.

    New Follower :)

    Check out my blog if you have time:

  3. I love book covers! But I never buy a book just because of it's pretty cover. I'm a new follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  4. Hi Becky, thank you so much for taking the time to have a look at my blog today courtsey of Follow me Friday, I'm now your newest follower. I absolutely agree that happiness is a good book and a freshly frosted cupcake.


  5. Oh wow! Your blog is amazing. I love the theme!
    I agree with you on the covers.

    I'll be back to check out more of your blog. I love it! Thanks for following. I'm a new follower! :)

    I hope you have a good weekend!


  6. Popping by from the hop... old follower!

  7. So nice to meet you Becky! Your newest follower here.

    LOL I love that you felt up your books - you know how some books have nice velvety cover too? mmm...

  8. I think we can all agree that even the most beautiful book cover can't sell a book if the writing's not there. Book cover art may, at best, help steer me in the book's direction (especially if I'm in a book store) but it's not going to hypnotize me into buying it right then and there.

    I expound on all the marketing qualities of a good book. Just follow me back to my book blog -

    Thank God it's Follow Friday!?

    Howard Sherman

  9. This made me laugh! Love your answer :)

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I'm just returning the favor! I really like your blog. It's super cute!