BOOK TRAVELLING THURSDAY #16:CHOOSE A BOOK THAT MADE YOU UGLY CRY.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

This week’s theme is to choose a book that made me cry. Well there’s a big list to choose from. I will go with the first name that came to my mind and it is To Kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee. It is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. Every time I reread this book, I discover something new about it. By now I’ve memorized almost every scene and I still can’t shake off the feeling that I still have to learn a lot from it. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of those rare books that doesn’t give in to the belief that “deep down, everybody’s actually good.”  There is sadness and happiness, racism and equality, immaturity and maturity, injustice and redemption. Scout was adorable. She and Jem gave me sibling goals. And what can I say about Atticus (please adopt me please)? I feel that this is one of the most brilliant books ever written in the history of English Literature.

Original cover and also my most favorite cover:

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I really really really like this cover. The first edition came out in 1962. This is my most favorite cover, as well.

Cover from my country(India):

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I feel that this cover throws a subtle hint about the dominant theme of racism. Anyway, this cover is indeed an work of art.

Least favorite cover:

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Well, this book is not only about the relationship between Atticus and his children but also it announces the arrival of a new dawn. It is a harbinger of revolution. Don’t restrict this book to just another family drama. This is all I have to say about this cover. These are my personal views. I am really sorry if I offend you in any way.

I hope you like this post. Please feel free to share your views with me in the comments section. Until next time then!

Fin!

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Book Travelling Thursday #15: Choose a book with your bookish boyfriend.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

Each book has a special someone. This week’s theme is to choose a book that has my bookish boyfriend. So, here’s the deal! I literally have more bookish boyfriends that I can count. I thought that choosing a book for this theme would be the easiest thing in the world. And then it turns out that most of the books having my bookish boyfriends either have the same cover in every edition or have the crappiest covers ever! Let me give you some examples. Adrian Ivashkov occupies the biggest space in my heart. But all the covers in the Bloodlines series are the worst. Next comes Ian O’Shea of The Host. But all it’s covers are the same. Then there is Noah Shaw of the Mara Dyer trilogy, which again has same covers everywhere. This happened for Baz from Carry On and Levi from Fangirl. So, at last, I decided to use Carswell Thorne from the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. I decided to use Cress for, well, obvious reasons. Here goes!

Original cover and cover from my country(India):

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All the books in this series have really cool covers. I am totally in love with this cover and would have used it as my favourite cover too. But I forced myself to use something else.

Favourite Cover:

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This Russian cover really brings out the fairy-tale aspect of the story. And it is also really attractive. It was my favourite of the lot along with the original cover.

Least Favourite Cover:

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Does that girl on the cover look like Cress with that confident pose? She doesn’t. And it looks really unattractive even though they’ve got the stars and everything. This Vietnamese cover really doesn’t hit the mark for me.

So, that’s all! I hope you liked this post. Thank you so much for reading it! Please tell me in the comments who’s your book boyfriend. And what did you think of the covers? Until next time then!

Fin!

-Sanchita.

Book Travelling Thursday #14: Choose a book that you’re going to re-read in 2016.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

This week’s theme is to choose a book that I want to re-read in 2016. Now, I tried to be original about my choice, trust me. But eventually, I couldn’t. I am obviously going to re-read Harry Potter because I want to re-read it each and every year. And also because I recently ordered Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition (YAY!) and I am going to read it as soon as I have it in my hands. But the one I chose is Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. I obviously love this book. And even though I read it last year, I have to read it again this year! I have already forgotten so many parts of the book that its insane! So, I choose this book! Lets see the covers!

Original Cover:

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This one is really cute and sweet and relates to the story. I really like it!

Cover from my country(India):

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Like the previous one, this one is also really cool. And simple. And pretty. That’s all.

Favourite Cover:

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There is something about this font that I really love in this Dutch cover. Like all the other ones, this one is also really simple. But, I found it beautiful! It looks really attractive.

Least Favourite Covers:

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This is the Serbian cover and it really irks me. It sort of feels stereotypical and weird to me. It does not relate to the story in any way. I don’t like it.

So, that’s all for this post. Please tell me what you think of the covers and my choices! What’s your favourite one? Thank you so much for reading this post. Until next time then!

Fin!

-Sanchita.

Book Travelling Thursday #13:Choose a book that is going to be adapted into a movie in 2016.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

So, this week’s theme is to choose a book that will be adapted into a movie this year. There are a lot of books that are being adapted this year, so it was really hard to choose one. Ultimately, I chose Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I don’t even remember when I read this book, but I loved it with all my heart. I laughed and mostly cried with this books. It was overwhelming and I loved it to bits. So, I am highly, highly anticipating the movie of this one. Other honourable mentions are The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Inferno by Dan Brown. Let’s see the covers now!

Original Cover:

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There is nothing to be said about this cover. The font is pretty cute and that’s all. It is actually pretty generic.

Cover from my country(India):

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This cover is really, really pretty. And though it does not really relate to the book (which NONE of the covers do), I like it! And yes it looks like a chick-lit and yes I’m okay with that.

Favourite Covers:

These covers are adorable aren’t they? I found them beautiful and couldn’t decide which one I liked more. The left one is French and the right one is German.

Least Favourite Covers:

Okay, what the hell. Why? Just, why? I don’t get it. Why?

So, that’s all for this week! Have you read this book? Please tell me in the comments. Thank you so much for reading this. I hope you liked it! Until next time then!

Fin!

-Sanchita.

Book Travelling Thursday #12: Choose a book that inspires you.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

It’s a new year! So obviously me (and other people too I think) have to try and create a new me and fail spectacularly at that. But it’s all in the trying. Right? Right? Anyway, so for this week, I have to choose a book that motivates me and inspires me to be a better person. For this, I chose the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. If you don’t know anything about this book, I’ll link the Goodreads page here. Lots of people read this book and didn’t like it. So many people thought that this is a book about a privileged woman whining about her first-world problems. Some people found it cheesy and sugarcoated. But I was interested in this book for a long time. And when I finally read it, it inspired me a lot. Though I have to admit that it was a little cheesy and it was a little sugarcoated. But it’s intentions were good. The best part was the part in Italy and then the part in India was good and the part in Bali was just okay. But the book still inspired me a lot and taught me a lot. So, I choose Eat, Pray, Love.

Original and Favourite Cover:

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This is the original and probably the most apt cover among all the other covers. This is pretty and contains little elements relating to the story. I really like the fonts in which it is written. And basically everything is close to being perfect!

Cover from my country(India):

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This is the cover of my copy of the book. We also have the original cover in our country but I felt guilty about fusing three topics in one. So, I put this cover separately under this topic. It’s the movie cover and it’s okay. I don’t know how else to describe it.

Least Favourite Cover:

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This Polish cover just looks sort of juvenile and hastily put together. It doesn’t look like something into which the publishers have put much thought. The font is all wrong. And they just put some pictures relating to the country (or not! :/). Come on! Step it up, publishers!

So, that’s all for today. Please comment if you’ve read the book. Did you like it? Did you hate it? Put it in the comments. I hope you liked this post. Thank you so much for reading it! Until next time then!

Fin!

-Sanchita.

Book Travelling Thursday #11: Choose a book that makes you feel warm and cozy.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

So because yesterday was Cuddle-Up day, for this week I have to choose a book that makes me feel all warm and cozy inside. And immediately after I saw this theme, my mind went to contemporary. And within seconds I knew the book. For this week, I choose the book Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. If you have read the book, you know what I am talking about. It’s a romance, in the city of love, with a handsome French guy in a French boarding school. Sounds good? Oh wait, I forgot, it’s also the most adorable contemporary ever with diversity in the main cast of characters. Interested yet? I hope so! If you haven’t read the book yet, just go read the book and you’ll understand the hype surrounding it. Come on, now! Let’s see all the beautiful and not-so-beautiful covers!

Original Cover:

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Raise your hand if you like this cover. Anyone? That’s right! No one is going to raise their hand because this cover is not beautiful. Actually, it’s the total opposite of beautiful. Can we just all agree that this is a really ugly and lame cover? Can we? ( I’m really sorry if you like this cover. I mean no harm 😦 ).

Cover from my country(India):

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This is also the cover which is currently available everywhere. But in my country, the book was released late and directly in this cover, as far as I know. I may be wrong though. But isn’t it pretty? This is so much better that the original one! It’s so, so pretty! The little heart and the background picture of Paris just makes it that much prettier. I wanted to pick this for my favourite cover too, but I forced myself to pick another one. And the one I picked is, drum-rolls please!

Favourite Cover:

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Book Traveling Thursday #10: Choose a book that deals with war..

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

Because World Peace Day was two days ago, this week’s theme is to choose a book that deals with war or that takes place during wars. For this, I decided to go for The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. I am sure most of you are familiar with the book. This is a book that’s beautiful and heartbreaking and a masterpiece. It speaks about war and gives you the naked truth without sugar-coating it. I really, really like this book and would recommend this to anyone. But it is also pretty graphic, so if you are really young or you are uncomfortable about this stuff, don’t read it.

Original Cover:

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So, this cover is okay. It’s good even. But that’s about it. It’s nothing extraordinary.

Cover from my country(India):

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I like this cover more than the original one. Even though it’s very literal. It looks good on my shelf. That’s a pretty bad reason. Sorry! 😛

Favourite Cover:

I really liked the cover on the right because somehow, I think, it manages to capture the essence of the book and the terror of it. The cover on the left, which is the Chinese cover, is really pretty. So, this is me being vain again! But I love these covers a lot.

Least Favourite Cover:

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Okay, so I don’t think I need to elaborate why I dislike this cover. It speaks for itself. So, ya.

Please tell me what you think about these covers and this book. Again, I highly recommend it. This post was me trying to write something after two weeks of going MIA. I am really, really sorry guys! I am really trying to write more. But the exams of this semester are going to start soon and I would just not be able to write anything good until it ends. I hope you guys can be patient. Again, I am really sorry! Until next time then.

Fin!

-Sanchita.

Book Traveling Thursday #9: Choose a book that features your favourite bookish family.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

This week’s theme is to choose a book that features your favourite bookish family. Because family matters. For this theme, the most obvious choice was probably Harry Potter for me. Because which family can be as amazing as the Weasley’s right? But, I chose another family instead. I chose the Hall family from If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Family plays a very important part in this book and we get to see a lot of them. By the time the book ended, I fell in love with Mia’s family. They are kind and supportive and loving and amazing in all sorts of ways. They make me want to be a part of their family. And so, I think they are the most fitting choice for this week.

Original Cover:

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Cover from my country(India):

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The right one is obviously the movie cover and I like it. But the left one is, again, unattractive ad unrelated and weird. Also, I have a problem with the blurb on the cover. Why would this book appeal to the fans of Twilight? It’s not that I have a problem with Twilight because I have once loved Twilight with passion and I still respect it. But, I don’t find any similarities between this book and Twilight. That’s all. I prefer the movie cover to the original cover of the book.

Favourite Cover:

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There were many beautiful covers for this book. But these are the covers that I thought captured the themes of the story and are also very beautiful. The left one is the Hungarian cover and the right one is Indonesian. I loved both of them!

Least Favourite Cover:

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This German cover gives the impression that this is a sweet, summery contemporary where the book is anything but that. This cover gives a wrong impression of this book which I think is offensive. The cover, obviously, in no way relates to the story. This is why I chose this cover as my least favourite.

So, here it is! I must also mention that I love this book and I highly, highly recommend it to those who haven’t already read it. If you have read this book, tell me what you think about it in the comments. Also, comment about the covers of this book. I know we haven’t been very active nowadays. It is because the end-sem exams are coming up and all of us have been catching up on our studies. This is also curbing our reading time. But, we will still try to put out as many posts as we can. Well, that’s all for today! Until next time, then.

Fin!

-Sanchita.

BOOK TRAVELLING THURSDAY #8: CHOOSE A BOOK THAT SCARED YOU.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

As Halloween is just a couple more days away, this week’s theme is to choose a book that genuinely scared the reader. I have chosen the book “Not Without My Daughter” by Betty Mahmoody. Despite its mixed reviews and criticisms of alleged misrepresentation of Muslim Iranians and of their culture, I would choose this book for this week’s theme. Those of you who have read it would understand what I mean when I say I got shit-scared reading about the behavior meted out to women, with no fear of getting punished for domestic violence whatsoever. Betty refutes multiple times in her book that she is propagating a negative stereotype of Iranians, and also maintains that not all women were mistreated by their husbands. On the whole, I found this to be a very engaging book, and I would recommend it strongly.

Original Cover:

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This is the original cover of the book. And I like it but not that much really. It definitely highlights the plot, but I don’t feel it’s that good a book cover.

Cover from my country(India):

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I like this book cover because of the crease between the eyebrows, and the eyes that look annoyed and of a I-am-not-gonna-tolerate-this-shit-anymore kind.

Favourite Cover:

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This is a film version cover. This picture really touched my heart; I like the mother’s concern over her child in this picture, as it is the main theme of the book.

Least Favourite Cover:

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Somehow the Spanish cover was not appealing to me. I get the child’s expression, but it doesn’t make a good book cover, not to me.

There, I have put forward a book that had scared me pretty much, thinking about what I would have been able to do if I was in Betty’s position. Please comment what you think of it if you’ve read the book. Also, comment what you think about the covers. Those of you who haven’t read it, please do put it on your to-read list in the immediate future. This book is amazing and unputdownable.

Fin!

-Bhaswati.

Book Traveling Thursday #7: Choose a book with a major plot twist.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

We all have a moment of shock when a super unexpected plot twist happens. So, this week’s theme is to choose a book with a major plot twist that surprised me. For this theme, I chose Night Film by Marisha Pessl. This book has too many plot twists to count and each one is better than the other. Just when you think that you know where the story is going, it changes direction. It messes with your mind, and though the book is of more than 600 pages, it makes you want more of it. This book is amazing! It may even be one of the best books that I’ve read this year. I highly, highly recommend this book to everyone!

Original Cover:

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Cover from my country(India):

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Favourite Cover:

22138511This Greek cover is amazing! It perfectly describes the book. It describes what you’re in for when you read the book. The dark, unending stairs reaching down is almost a symbolical object to describe how Scott reaches the deepest and the most horrifying truths about himself and about the Cordovas. It’s like this unending path to darkness! I can’t say any more without giving some spoilers, but if you’ve read the book, you know what I’m talking about. This cover is perfect.

Least Favourite Cover:

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So, here it is! A book with major plot twists. Please comment what you think of it if you’ve read the book. Also, comment what you think about the covers. For those of you who haven’t read it yet, pick it up immediately! It’s amazing! Well, until next time then.

Fin!

-Sanchita.