Book Traveling Thursday is an awesome weekly event held by Danielle and Catia over on Goodreads. There’s a new topic every week and the deal is to share why you chose the book and four different covers of the book: The Original Cover, Your Countries Cover, Your Least Favourite and Your Favourite.
This week it’s Free Choice!!
I decided on a topic from June:
Yesterday was International Children’s Day!! Choose a book you would read in your childhood if you could go back in time.
The book(s) I chose was a very easy choice, as I’ve always been kicking myself over the fact that I’ve never read them, let alone that I never read them in my childhood. Shameful!! I’m planning to finally read this series this year and I can’t wait because I’ve only ever heard good things 🙂
His Dark Materials (1995-2000) by Phillip Pullman
At least I THINK these are the original Scholastic covers. There seemed to be quite a few different ones. Anyhow, I like these ones quite a lot 🙂
There doesn’t seem to be any purely Australian publications of His Dark Materials. So I just chose this newer Scholastic (therefore UK/USA publication) which I like and could easily have gone into my Favourites :).
Least Favourite Covers:
Besides the fact that the title was changed to The Golden Compass for the first one in this lot, I just simply don’t like these covers. They’re too cartoonish. They’re not horrible, though. I do think the animals look okay and The Amber Spyglass one is certainly interesting. There are probably worse ones out there.
I love this edition to pieces, it’s so pretty! Just love the design of these, really lovely.
I’m not even sure if you can even buy these ones… They’re HDM publications and I just love them because they’re so different. I especially love the Northern Lights one :).
So, that’s it from me this week! What do you guys think of these covers?