Thursday, March 8, 2012

Follow Friday

Gain New Blog Followers 
Question of the week: Have you ever looked at book's cover and thought, This is going to be horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.

 The first cover that comes to my mind is the cover for If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I didn't think in my head "this is going to be horrible" but I did think, "this cover is *meh*". Here it is:

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
Don't get me wrong - this is a very beautiful cover but it was a bit plain. Little did I know when I cracked it open, what an impact it would have on my life. This is one of those books that go down in history. EVERYONE should read it. It's emotionally heart-wrenching but is the most beautiful, special story ever. And after I finished, every time I see this cover now, I see how it fits and how amazing it is. So, yes it surprised me :)

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Good choice! I haven't read that book, but I better look it up!

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  2. That cover is pretty awful, but the paperback version isn't too bad. New follower here, I absolutely love your blog it's so cute! I added your button to my blogroll :)
    Auntie Spinelli Reads

  3. I actually kinda like the but the original way better.

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  4. Oooh, I'll definitely have to check this book out now! Thanks for sharing :)

    My FF

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  5. Hopping through. Ha! In my FF answer, I commented on how much better I liked that cover than the redesign. To each her own :-)
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  6. I like this cover..its plain, yes..but its sweet and the color is good. I like blue. :)

    A new follower! Here is my Feature & Follow.

  7. Good pick. I also saw this cover and kept away and then when I saw the re-done cover I wanted to pick it up so bad. I have yet to read it but I have only heard amazing things.
    Great pick.

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  8. I agree, graphically a beautiful cover, but not much to make you want to pick it up. I may have to give this a go. Anyway, new follower today, here's mine

  9. Heheheh, some people actually liked that cover more than the paperback version LOL
    I still haven't read the book, so I'm not one to speak ;)

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  10. Yes this is a very bland cover. Nothing about it grabs me. Glad you enjoyed the book though. New follower. Here's mine: My FF

  11. I agree. I like the cover but wasn't sure at all what the book was actually about. But it was definitely an amazing life changing book. I'm following through GFC, facebook, goodreads, and RSS.
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  12. This cover doesn't tell you a lot. Glad the book was excellent! And that's what counts:D


  13. Hi there :) just hopping through.

    Not to bad of a cover.

    I'm also your newest follower :) Here is my choice...

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  14. New follower. Here is mine:

  15. I actually have been thinking about reading the book. Both covers kind of had me thinking hmmm.

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  16. Wow "inpact on my life". I think I need to read this asap.
    I even like the simplicity of the cover.
    GFC & Netw. follower!
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    Happy Friday

  17. I haven't read this book yet, but I'll definitely have to add it to my TBR list!

    New follower! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My FF

  18. It's sort of nice in a plain way.

  19. Great answer for this weeks question. New follower here! Here's my FF link:

    Jessica from Booked Up! :) x

  20. New follower! I agree - Loved this book, but the cover isn't as awesome as the book itself. I read the other version (the one with Mia on the cover)- I liked it better. Here is my FF if you'd like to follow back:

  21. Hi lulu
    I like this cover artistically but I agree that the idea of a tree is not original.
    Have a great weekend!

  22. Agreed. The cover itself is so simple and yet once you finish the book, it's absolutely PERFECT. I loooooooooooooooooveeeeeed this book (LOVED LOVED LOVED) and I'm glad you did as well! :) Great pick.

    (New follower!)

  23. The cover with the girl is better I think.

    New follower !

    Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

  24. Following you now. Sorry I forgot to click the Done button after following you ! :)

  25. I agree the cover is bland, but its simplicity is endearing..;)

    new follower- GFC avry15



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