BIRTH DATE: April 25
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 byThe Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler - such a cute retelling of a Oliver - it is a new release but it is so great.
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 theof 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;, 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?