Book Traveling Thursday #9 ~ Book that Made You Smile

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Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted byCatia and myself. In order to participate, you can go to the Goodreads group at the beginning of each month to see a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of different editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. To find out more, you can check out our Goodreads group!

Tomorrow, October 2nd, is world smile day, which is why today’s topic is a book that made you smile. I chose To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I don’t know how this book could not make you smile. Most of the covers for this book are extremely similar, but I just can’t help but choose it for this week.

Original Cover & Cover from United States:

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Favorite Cover (Other than Original):

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(Romanian Cover)

Least Favorite Cover:

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(Polish Cover)

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Book Traveling Thursday #8 ~ Nostalgic Fall Feelings

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Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted byCatia and myself. In order to participate, you can go to the Goodreads group at the beginning of each month to see a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of different editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. To find out more, you can check out our Goodreads group!

Since fall is finally here, this week’s topic is a book that brings you nostalgic fall feelings. I chose Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.Read More »

Book Traveling Thursday (On a Friday!) #7 ~ Book with Your OTP

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Happy Thursday!

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted byCatia and myself. In order to participate, you can go to the Goodreads group at the beginning of each month to see a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of different editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. To find out more, you can check out our Goodreads group!

I was not able to have this week’s post ready by Thursday, but it is ready now! The topic for this week is “it’s getting a little chilly outside. Better cuddle up *wink wink*! Choose a book that your O.T.P. is in.” My O.T.P. will forever be Percabeth, which is why I chose The House of Hades. Percabeth went through a lot in this book, but it all worked out in the end.

Original Cover & Cover from my Country:

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I remember waiting in school for the picture of the cover to come out, and checking on my phone as soon as it was posted and screaming because I loved it so much. The illustration of Percabeth clinging to each other is just so perfect.

Favorite Cover:

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This was a special edition cover, which I had actually never seen before, but I think it is awesome. It does not really reflect the plot of the book, but it looks really cool.

Least Favorite Cover:

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This is Russian edition of the book and it has real people on the cover. ‘Nuff said. Plus, why is Annabeth in the background and fainter? She is just as important as Percy!

What did you think of these covers? Let me know!

Little Brother ~ Cory Doctorow

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Marcus aka “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.

But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days.

When the DHS finally releases them, his injured best friend Darryl does not come out. The city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: “M1k3y” will take down the DHS himself.

My Review

As I have mentioned before, this book was part of my school assigned summer reading this year. I usually don’t enjoy required reading, but I loved this book. Read More »

Book Traveling Thursday #6 ~ Monster of a Book

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Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Catia and myself. In order to participate, you can go to the Goodreads group at the beginning of each month to see a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of different editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. To find out more, you can check out our Goodreads group!

This week’s topic is a monster of a book, or a book over five hundred pages. I chose Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

This is definitely a GIANT book, but I enjoyed every second of it.

Original Cover & Cover from United States:

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This is the original cover and the edition that I own of this book and the rest of the series. I like this cover because it’s simple, but not boring. This is the cover I think of when I think of traditional Harry Potter, and it just makes me happy.

Cover from United States & Favorite Cover:

I could not find a picture of the cover by itself, but it is the cover from the special edition boxed set. I love the castle on the spines of the books. It is just so pretty! I am hoping to get this boxed set soon.

Least Favorite:

This is the United Kingdom edition of the book. I cannot stand the color scheme or the artwork. They both just bug me so much. There is just nothing about this book that I like.

What do you guys think of these covers? Let me know!

The Start of the School Year

This week I began my junior year of high school. It is an extremely important for me academic-wise, involving me taking four Advanced Placements classes and three honors classes. While I love book blogging, I need to dedicate most of my time to my school work and extra-curricular activities right now. I previously mentioned that I was discontinuing Teaser Tuesdays until further notice, and this week I decided to do the same with Top Five Wednesdays. I am going to continue to post Book Traveling Thursdays and one review every two weeks. I may miss a post occasionally, but I will still be here. Thank you to everyone who reads my blog, I appreciate it so much. I love this community and wish I could spend more time blogging, but real life gets in the way sometimes.

Book Traveling Thursdays #5 ~ Favorite Childhood Book

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Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Catia and myself. In order to participate, you can go to the Goodreads group at the beginning of each month to see a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of different editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. To find out more, you can check out our Goodreads group!

This week’s theme is your favorite childhood book. If you are anything like me, you have been reading as much as you can since you had the capability of reading. Neither of my parents read a lot, which is why they always joke about not knowing where my love of books came from, but once I started, I never stopped.

I love this week’s topic because it is so broad. Different people consider their childhood to be up to the age of eighteen, while others consider it to end around thirteen-years-old, ultimately changing the books they would consider childhood books.

In my sixteen years of life, I have had so many favorite books depending on how old I was. After looking at the variety of covers in my favorite childhood books, I decided to write this week’s post about Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. When I was a toddler, everything was Madeline. I still have all of the books, movies, dolls, and Christmas decorations my parents bought me when I was in my Madeline phase. My dad still says, “We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all we love each other,” whenever we have buttered bread. Something about those twelve little girls in two straight lines grabbed my attention and never let it go.

Original Cover & Cover from the United States:

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This cover was released in London in 1939. It is absolutely beautiful, which is probably why almost every Madeline cover looks very similar to it. This is also the cover that was used when Madeline was released in the United States. The only thing that slightly bothers me about this cover is how dark the colors are. Since it is a children’s book, I think the dark colors would turn some little kids away from the book.

Favorite Cover:

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This is the 75th anniversary edition, which is pretty similar to the original cover. What I like about this cover is that the entire color scheme is brighter.

Least Favorite Cover:

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This is the Chinese edition and it just disgusts me. They tried so hard to make it look like a children’s book, that it looks like a child designed it.

Did you guys read Madeline when you were little? What do you think of these covers?