Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Follow Friday!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another awesome Follow Friday! First, a very cool announcement...

Dana's YA Bookpile has it's own Facebook Fan Page now under construction! So pop over and give it a like if you get the chance...

Now for the Follow Friday Fun!
Head over to to sign up on the linky!

Happy Follow Friday everyone! Let me tell you a little bit about this HOP. Every friday or really Thursday evening we all get together and say HI! But, we need to know how to find you, so please leave your link in the Mr. Linky below. Also on Follow Friday we have a Feature...because alliteration is the way we roll. Each week is a different feature from the book blogging community. They are picked randomly or I give in after multiple harassing emails. Just depends on the week. If you want to be next weeks feature...leave your link. Also, I've had a recent rash of people signing up on the linky weeks later, which sort of defeats the purpose. If you want to participate check back here on the next Friday!

Our feature this week is...

Hi there, my name is Lesley from My keeper shelf, I live in Scotland in the UK.

I'm fairly new to the world of blogging although I have always checked out other blogs for what to read next suggestions. It kind of started with joining Goodreads last year to help me keep a track of all the books I had read and to find suggestions for fab new books from like minded paranormal romance and urban fantasy readers. I then progressed into joining a few groups on Goodreads to discuss my favourite authors (Karen Marie Moning, Stacia Kane, Ilona Andrews and Nalini Singh to name but a few.) and was then inspired to start my own blog focusing on the types of books I love the most- paranormal romance and urban fantasy (although I do love a good smexy cowboy book now and then!)

I love reviewing books but I am in no way a professional reviewer providing amazingly insightful critique, I like to keep it simple. I'm a reader first and foremost. I pick up a book because something about it interests me: the story, the authors previous work or the gorgeous cover. I absolutely love to drool over book covers and have realised that I often, ok I admit it always, judge a book by it's cover so I like to include new covers on my blog and well, drool.

I came up with the name my keeper shelf as that's how I categorise books. If I love a book it goes on my keeper shelf. This usually means I have folded down or bookmarked pages at the "good bits" and I will go back time and time again to reread my favourite pages. My blog is simple but fun (hopefully!) I would love it if you would come over and say hi.

Q. Do you judge a book by it's cover?

Yes. Yes. Yes. I'm a graphic designer, to me things should look pretty. If a cover is so bad, I won't even pick up the book. I have been surprised though. A book that I thought had a horrendous cover...I really enjoyed. Here it is, what do you think? Great book though...
My answer:
Yes. I do judge books by their cover. It took me the longest time ever to read Hunger Games because the cover art was very plain. After hearing about it for so long, I did finally read it and loved it.

We will have a second posting tomorrow with Book Blogger Hop. Until then, have an awesome night! What book did you judge by the cover and were surprised about?


  1. I totally agree.Sometimes even the plainest book covers can hold a lot of substance in the book. Heres my FF-
    Old follower stopping by. Love your blog.

  2. I'm the same. It can take me a while to read a book with a cover taht doesn't get my attention. I'm already a follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  3. I agree. A pretty cover is always nice!
    New follower (:

    Here`s my FF:

  4. Oooh Darkest Mercy, Hereafter, and Entwined. I am jealous. lol.

    And yes, I'm totally guilty of judging a book by its cover. But, that doesn't always mean I'm ruling the book out indefinitely either. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  5. Thanks for following! I'm following you back. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)


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