Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hey, it's Friday: Follow Friday

Q: Have you ever looked at book’s cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.

 Ender's Game
Author: Orson Scott Card
I admit, I don't read si-fi that often. This was required for a class and when I saw the cover I thought it looked like one of those old 80's arcade games... kinda dorky (not that I have anything against 80's arcade games, they rock).  But by the time I finished it I was pleasantly surprised. I actually liked it. And although the main characters are kids I would not call this a kids book at all. Teens and up. Last time I read this was in '08, I'd say I'm due for a re-read. Especially since I hear rumors about a movie involving Harrison Ford.... can't miss a movie involving Han Solo ;)

 

18 comments:

  1. That cover is definitely '80's! Im intrigued though, I love me son Harrison Ford movies.

    My FF

    New GFC follower thanks to FF :)

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  2. Not a fan of Orson Scott at all, but agreed- cover is terrible.

    New Follower -

    ~V

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  3. Hopping through. I love that book and I agree that the cover is awful! New follower.
    My Hop

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  4. Ugly cover!!
    Happy FF

    I'm a New GFC follower btw
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  5. Hi there :) Thanks for stopping by. I'm now your newest follower!

    I've got to say the book looks more like a comic cover from the 70-80's. Great choice.

    Book Enslaved

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  6. Not really a fan of Sci-Fi either. That cover is very retro.

    Here's my Follow Post. Stop by if you get a chance.

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  7. Agreed..the cover doesn't show the capacity and worth of the book!

    A new follower! Here is my Feature & Follow.

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  8. OMG, it looks like it should have one of those Sega Master System game modules inside it. Ick! New follower, here's mine http://kristyberridge.blogspot.com.au/

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  9. Hah! This looks like the perfect 80's Sci-fi cover!!! :))

    New follower on GFC!

    Here's my #FF .

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  10. Wow - straight out of 1982, lol!

    New follower!

    Here's our FF

    Jamie@Addicted2Heroines

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  11. Hate that cover - it doesn't look interesting to me at all! I have heard some amazing things about it though, so I will check it out!

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Stephanie
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    1. The cover is not inviting.

      http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-follow_09.html

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  12. You see I didn't even think about that cover. I just kinda accepted it as a relic from the time period/genre but I think you have a point.

    My Follow Friday

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  13. I love that you described it like an 80's arcade. It's so true! And I do think dorky too, but I'm glad that it was a great book!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  14. I agree, that cover is horrible. New follower! Here's my FF link:

    http://bookedupbloggers.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-and-follow-friday-1.html

    Jessica from Booked Up! :) x

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  15. Has that gotten an updated cover yet? If not it REALLY needs one! Thanks for visiting, and I'm following you back.

    Goldilox :)

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  16. The cover looks like from a comic..

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