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?

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Top Five Wednesday #12 ~ Fictional City

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Happy Wednesday! This weekly bookish meme was created by gingerreadslainey and you can check out the Goodreads group for more information. This week’s theme is fictional cities. This topic was difficult because most of the books I read take place in settings that actually exist and basically none have fictional cities, so I am just going to pick my top five fictional places.Read More »

Summer 2015 Wrap Up

Unfortunately, summer is coming to an end. This was my first summer blogging, and I had so much fun. I would usually spend my summers watching Netflix for 16 hours straight or just reading book after book, but my blog gave me something to pour my heart and soul into while I didn’t have anything else big going on. I am so happy I dedicated myself to something that has kind of become my baby. I am starting my junior year of high school in a few days, and it is going to be a rough year. While I wish I could blog as much as I did during the summer throughout the school year, it is just not realistic. I will still be blogging, just not as much.

I decided to do a ‘Summer 2015 Wrap Up’ and create a master post with links to every post I wrote between June and August. It was definitely a busy blogging season. Thanks so much to everyone who reads my blog and makes me feel like a part of this book blogging community. It means the world to me. Read More »

Everything, Everything ~ Nicola Yoon

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I received an eARC of Everything, Everything via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Synopsis

This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

My Review

There has been so much hype about this book, and let me tell you, it is worth all of the hype.Read More »

Book Traveling Thursdays #4 ~ Book that Takes Place in High School

Featured Image -- 266Happy Thursday!

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 a book that takes place in high school. At first I thought this would be an easy theme, but after thinking about it, it was actually kind of difficult. In so many books I read, the characters are high school aged, but the society they are living in does not necessarily have ‘high school.’ For example, Jonas in The Giver is the age a high school student would be, but the school system is so different that I would not necessarily call it high school.

I ended up choosing Paper Towns by John Green. Q, Margo, and their friends, the main characters in this book, are all in their senior year of high school during this story.Read More »

Top Five Wednesday #11 ~ Series You Wish Had More Books

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Happy Wednesday! This weekly bookish meme was created by gingerreadslainey and you can check out the Goodreads group for more information. This week’s topic is series that you wish had more books. This week’s topic was so much fun because everyone dreams of their favorite series having more books. Without further adieu, let’s get started!

5) Nancy Drew ~ Carolyn Keene

I know there are so many Nancy Drew books already, but I could not get enough of these when I was a little girl. I am pretty sure I read almost every single one. While I do not read these as much anymore, I now collect them, especially the old editions, and I just never want to run out of Nancy Drew books to collect.

4) Little House on the Prairie ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

This is another series I could not get enough of as a little kid. I used to check them out of the library over and over again so I could reread them, until my mom decided enough was enough and bought me the boxed set. For some reason, these books just encapsulated me in the world of a little cabin in the middle of nowhere.

3) The Syrena Legacy Trilogy ~ Anna Banks

I know I just finished this trilogy and I know that there is not really anywhere else to go with the story, but I just want more to read about Emma and Galen’s world. I want to read stories about their little fingerlings and how crazy Rayna is and how Neptune and the kingdoms are getting along.

2) Harry Potter ~ J.K. Rowling

I do not know anyone who does not want more Harry Potter books. Enough said.

1) Heroes of Olympus ~ Rick Riordan

I was not happy with the Blood of Olympus mostly because we did not get points of view from Percy or Annabeth. I need to read more from their perspectives and know for sure that my OTP got together.

Teaser Tuesday #7 ~ August 25, 2015

teaser tuesdayTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm. If you would like to participate in Teaser Tuesdays, just open the book you are currently reading to a random page and find two “teaser” sentences from that page. Be careful to avoid spoilers!

Unfortunately, this is going to be my last Teaser Tuesday for a while because school is starting back up and that is going to take up most of my time. I might post a Teaser Tuesday every once in a while, but not regularly until at least May or June when school is winding down again.

I am currently reading and loving Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley and it is absolutely adorable! It is scheduled to be released September 1, 2015.

“Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk.” (Location 919 on Kindle)