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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Guest Blogger: Kat of Bloody Bad

FULL NAME: Katrina
BIRTH DATE: April 25
LOCATION: New England
BLOG URL: BloodyBad.com
BLOG CONTENT:  I do book reviews, bookish memes, the Borrow My ARC Tour and my new weekly event Book Art of The Week.

ANY BOOK(S) THAT YOU’VE READ LATELY AND FEELS LIKE IT HASN’T BEEN NOTICED ENOUGH?
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - it is a new release but it is so great.
The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler - such a cute retelling of a Grim Fairy Tale


I have a confession, I choose books in the worst ways.
Bad choice number one, book covers. I love them. In high school, I was an “art freak,” it was a clique classification. I spent all my  free time and electives in the art wing of the school. I took every art class that was offered, including a independent study, in art!  I dressed in funky ways, that got attention and I pieced and dyed things I fear to mention here. Now that I am older, I have tamed my appearance and I no longer spend all my time with a pencil and sketch book in hand.  I still admire the creative juices of those who do construct amazing works of art and book covers are some of them. 

We all know the everlasting adage “Never judge a book by it’s cover,” but I admit it. I judge a book by it’s cover. All the time. I'll choose one book over another solely based on the cover. If you think about it though, the more successful publishers typically publish books that will appeal to the masses and these publishers are also the ones with higher marketing budgets. Therefore, a better cover is on a book that will appeal to the masses.  I am, so, a part of the masses. 

Speaking of following the masses brings me to bad choice number 2. I stock the “best” lists on goodreads.  I have to be honest I have found some of my favorite books doing this; Hunger Games, Uglies, Graceling. I also stalk other bloggers on Goodreads pages, if Pat likes Soulless, I bet I will too. I love the Goodreads recent updates page this makes my book stalking so much easier. 

So there you have it, I admit to being a very naughty book chooser. How about you?

Bloody BadBorrow My ARC Tour



3 comments:

Windowpane Memoirs said...

Nice girl and her blog title sounds so cool.



Peace
Michelle

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I totally understand what you mean. I have a problem with choosing books by their cover as well! But this usually goes for books that I've heard nothing about. If I've read reviews about the book, then a lot of times that factors into my decision.

Great post ladies! :)

Katrina (Bloody Bad) said...

Window - thank you, I thought the title was catchy.

Natalie - that is true is a book has great reviews I am apt to pick it up as well.

Pat - thanks so much for having me on your blog. It was fun!

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