Friday, March 18, 2016

Happy Feature & Follow Friday! Looking At Favorite Book Covers

Happy Friday everyone!  It's going to be an extremely busy weekend, but I have next weekend off!  Yippee!  I haven't a day off in weeks.  Yes, that's right, weeks.  I think my last day off was in the middle of February.

Anyway, it's time for a blog hop!

Here are the rules: 1) write a post answering the weekly post prompt, 2) enter your post link into the linky thing on one of the host's pages, and 3) follow the featured blog, follow the hosts, and follow anyone else you'd like!  Say hi, read their answers, and vote for your favorite answer in a couple of days.  Have fun!

This Week's Prompt:
Top Ten Favorite Book Covers

Easy enough!  Here are mine, in no particular order:

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3)Mad Ship (Liveship Traders, #2)Dreamer's Pool (Blackthorn & Grim, #1)
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #1)The Mermaid's Madness (Princess, #2)

Seeing all these covers side by side has made me realize something about myself: I really like covers with detailed pictures that show a piece of the story.  I especially seem to like covers that show what some of the characters look like.

I'm not too surprised that I like having a picture of the character on the cover: I always like to look at fan art and book art so I can have an idea what the protagonists look like.  I am surprised that I like art on my covers this much.  Looking back, I now remember that it was the covers of the first 3 Harry Potter books that made me want to read the series in the first place (thank you, Mary GrandPre!)

The only cover that I loved that doesn't have any art on it is Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore.  The reason why I love that cover is because it glows in the dark, and that, my friend, is just plain awesome. :)

What's your criteria for a good book cover?
Enjoy the weekend!
-Lisa The Dancing Bookworm


  1. Gorgeous covers this week! I've always loved the Harry Potter covers, old and new! New follower on G+!

    Here's my F&F!

  2. I noticed the same thing about your covers (y'know, before I read below). I think I'm kind of the same way, come to think about it.

  3. Ooh nice! Some new to me ones here! But YAY Harry!! Harry fits just about any topic when it comes to favorites!! Sadly I had run out of spaces, but as I always say, Harry is a given! He's the starting point of the number line!! LOL!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I’ve always loved the Harry Potter covers. I think they’re cute.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  5. Hopping through. I like the Mr. Penumbra cover too. It's memorable and pretty in its way.

  6. Great choices! You have me at glow in the dark book cover *stakes it out*. I do also love the Harry Potter covers because while personally I don't always appreciate scene artwork straight off (compared to when reading/looking back) they present the story so well :)
    I'm an old follower. My FF

  7. Awesome picks my friend I've been dying to read a book by Juliet Marillier for a long time now I heard her books are really amazing! Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. Old Follower :D

  8. Glow in the dark!? Epic!

    Carrie @The Book Goddess

    Old follower