mini-challenge--mainly because it's a fun challenge, but also because I've only read one of the books that Loretta from Between the Pages asks about in her challenge. Bad blogger!
If you're participating in the read-a-thon and want a chance to win a book from Bailey's ARC pile, create your own post answering these questions and link up your post to the linky.
What is your favorite cover that has been revealed this summer and why?
I have to say that my favorite cover reveal has been J. K. Rowling's book The Casual Vacancy. Not because the cover is amazing, but because it is so NOT what anyone expected.
Do you rely on the cover to help you choose whether you want to read a book or not?
I definitely rely on covers to decide what to read--especially when I'm at a bookstore and mainly because it attracts my attention. I would say that covers probably sway me more for YA books than for regular fiction, since the designs are often so different. There's a reason so many YA books have girls in pretty dresses---it's because pretty dresses attract my attention!