Book Traveling Thursday: A Book I’m Thankful For

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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:).

The topic this week: It’s Thanksgiving! Choose a book you’re thankful you read.

I’m Australian and currently living in England, so I don’t actually celebrate Thanksgiving. But hey, I’m definitely thankful for a  lot of things and a number of different books is certainly one of those things. The book I decided on today is one that’s extremely thought-provoking, beautifully written and raw to its core. I loved this book, and though it’s a bit of a hefty story, I think it’s such an important read and I’d recommend it to anyone!

Middlesex (2002)

by Jeffrey Eugenides

 

Original Cover:

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I wasn’t able to find a very good quality image of this cover, which I think is the first edition published in September, 2002. I don’t really like this cover, though there are worse ones!

Australian Cover:

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As usual there isn’t an Australian edition, so this is a Bloomsbury UK edition instead.

Least Favourite Covers:

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I don’t like any of these, especially the second one. So weird!

Favourite Covers:

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These two are my favourite covers, I’m not even sure why. I love the design of the black and white one and I also just love the blue colour and the moth in the second one :).

What do you think? 🙂

 

Book Traveling Thursday: Book Written By A Favourite Author

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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:).

The Topic This Week: National Author’s Day was a couple of days ago… choose a book written by one of your favourite authors.

I have many favourite authors, but this week I decided to go for one of my favourite Australian authors who wrote one of my all-time favourite series! He’s a brilliant writer and this is an amazing first book to an even more amazing series. Without further ado..

 

Tomorrow, When The War Began (Book no.1) (1994)

by John Marsden

Original Cover:

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As far as I can tell, this is the first 1994 publication by Bolinda Publishing.

Australian Cover:

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This is the 2002 Pacmillian Australia publication, the same editions I read and own back when I was first introduced to this series :).

Least Favourites:

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I don’t get the dove? Yeah, it’s a book about a war and wanting peace again, but really… a dove? So generic. It’s a shame, cause the rest of this 2011 set are actually quite nice.

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This Polish edition is just so odd.. it doesn’t convey what the books are about at all. The only part I sort of like is the storm cloud in the distance, but otherwise.. it looks too soft and peaceful and not right to me.

Favourites:

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I mainly like this cover because I like the whole set of this edition. I just think it’s nice and simple and look of it just suits the story in general.

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Okay, so this one isn’t the best cover. But I like the colour and the overall look just works for me for some reason 😛

Well, that’s it! What do you think of the covers?

Book Traveling Thursday: Smiles All Around

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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:).

The topic this week: Tomorrow is World Smile Day! Choose a book that made you smile recently.

It was pretty easy to chose the book that most recently made me smile. You wouldn’t think from the title that it would be a book that would make anyone smile! But, trust me, this book will put a smile on your face a number of times. (Of course, it’ll also put a frown on your face or maybe tears in your eyes…maybe). I enjoyed this book much more than I expected to and I definitely recommend it as a nice little Contemporary YA to read over a weekend. It was quite an easy one to do for this week, too, because it’s such a new book and doesn’t have many different covers 😛

 

The Museum of Heartbreak (2016) by Meg Leder

 

Original and Favourite Cover:

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This is the original hardcover Simon Pulse edition. I really like this cover, it’s definitely one of my favourites (and probably my most favourite tbh). I just think it’s really cool because it links in so much with the content and plot of the book. Plus, it’s pretty unique and there’s a dinosaur! So who wouldn’t love it? 🙂

Australian/Uk Cover:

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As always, there’s no Australian edition of this book (they are very hard to find) but this is the Uk Scholastic version, so close enough! I don’t like it all that much, mainly because of the giant broken heart in the middle, but it’s not bad.

Least Favourite Cover:

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This is the German publication. It’s just too girly for me. I’m not a massive girly girl and I don’t think Pen, the main character, is either. So this cover simply doesn’t work for me or match the book right in my opinion.

Other Favourite Cover:

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This is the upcoming new cover publication by Simon Pulse.  Even though the broken hearts are kind of generic, I do like how they’re made of paper and just think the colours are really pretty, especially the blues and purples at the bottom. It makes a nice effect :).

 

Well, that’s it! What do you think of the different covers, do you have a favourite?

Book Traveling Thursday: Freebie

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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

 

Original Covers:

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 🙂

Australian Covers:

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:

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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.

Favourite Covers:

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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?

Traveling Thursdays: Warm Feelings

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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’s topic: Fall is just around the corner! Choose a book that brings you warm feelings.

There are so many books that gives me warm feelings! But there’s no book, or series, that gives me warm feelings more than this one!

HARRY POTTER

It has to be Harry Potter because HP is a book series that has made me happy and warm for years and years. It’s my childhood in a book. I love it so much. Like for crazy HP fans, that love is undefinable. HP is my top go-to book if I’m feeling blue, and it’s a story that will always be close to my heart. Apologies for being such a cheeseball.

So, for this week’s Traveling Thursdays, I’ve picked one of the Harry Potter books. For no particular reason I went with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  to represent the series :).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007) by J.K Rowling 

 

Original Cover, Australian/Uk Cover & One Favourite Cover:

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I’ve always loved the UK edition of Harry Potter. They’re definitely my favourites because they’re the covers I grew up with 🙂

Least Favourite Cover:

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I don’t hate the USA covers or anything, but I can’t say that I like them. I think it’s mainly to do with the text (not the HP logo, but the Deathly Hallows part), but also the illustrations. For whatever reason. But they’re not terrible!

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This edition, however, definitely is terrible! Don’t like it at all, there’s nothing appealing about these new covers. Bleugh.

Other Favourites:

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I LOVE THE JUNIPER COVERS SO MUCH!!! They’re amazing. Can’t decide between the Ravenclaw and the Slytherin ones, but they’re all pretty.

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I quite like the adult editions 🙂

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This edition of books I like quite a lot as well 🙂

And there are probably so many more that I love and dislike, but that’ll do!

What do you think?

 

Traveling Thursdays: Food!!

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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:).

The topic this week: Almost everyone loves to snack while reading. Choose a book that Focuses on Food, Eating, or Cooking.

Food, Food, Food! I definitely love to have a snack while I’m reading, usually something like fruit or chocolate or cheese and crackers or biscuits. With tea or a milo 😀

As much as I love food, it was a little difficult to think of a book I know that focuses on food, eating or cooking… (I’m sure there are lots but I just couldn’t think of anything).

I finally came up with a book that I thought was a pretty good choice really because, even though it’s not majorly about food, it is about characters/creatures that really REALLY love food: Hobbits, Dwarfs and (in a much more disgusting way) Trolls and there’s a lot of talk about food and eating in the story.

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So, without further ado:

 

The Hobbit (1937) by J.R.R Tolkien

The Original Cover:

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A good old hardcover 🙂 I actually really like this. The mountain and dragon illustrations are so lovely.

Australian  Cover:

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These are Allen & Unwin covers from 1966 and 1981. Some oldies!

Least Favourite Covers:

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There are so many covers of the Hobbit and I couldn’t find toooo many I didn’t like, but these two are definitely ones I just think are really ugly, especially the second o

Favourite Covers:

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The first of these is the Turkish cover, and I quite like it! But my absolute favourite is the second one. It’s the same cover on the copy I own, and I love it! So, so pretty 😀 :D.

Which cover is your favourite? 🙂

Book Traveling Thursday: School Setting

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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:).

The topic this week: It’s back to school time! Choose a book set on high school or college.

Okays, so for this one I had to choose a book I haven’t posted about recently, which is kinda hard because a lot of books I read are set in schools hahaha. Anyway, eventually I decided on this wonderful book that I enjoyed a lot when I was in high school :). It’s a great story told through both perspectives of Bryce and Juli from the moment they met when they were in Grade 2 and Bryce became Juli’s neighbour in this little American town, into Junior High, where things get a little more complicated. It’s a thought provoking and adorable little story and I love it heaps. The film is also really good!

 

Flipped (2001) by Wendelin Van Draanen

 

Original Cover:

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Australian Cover:

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Once again, there isn’t a cover I can find that is purely an Australian edition. So I went with this Macmillan edition, which is the very same one I read. Not much different to the original really haha.

Least Favourite Covers:

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This is the Indonesian translation edition. There are quite a few of this book like this. I don’t like it all, the cheesy photograph and the ‘you never forget your first love’ caption. Eh…

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And I don’t even know what to say about this Russian cover…Which is  admittedly worse than the one above!

Favourite Cover:

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This Vietnamese edition is so cute! I’ve never seen it before but I think it’s adorable. It’s very fitting to the story, much like the chicken ones are (which I do quite like as well).

Well, that’s it. Which one is your favourite? 🙂