Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted at www.parajunkee.com.
This week's question is: Do you judge a book by it's cover?
I hate to admit it, but I am guilty of choosing books based on their covers. The cover usually grabs my attention... I mean, that is why people in marketing and design have jobs, right? If it looks good visually, I'll read the synopsis. Ultimately, the story is what convinces me. If the story doesn't sound like it will hold my attention, I won't bother with it.
When I choose books for my classroom I make sure they look interesting. I know my kids won't touch them if they aren't "cool." It's really sad, but it's a fact of (classroom) life.