So, I have been in a bit of a book rut- Currently in the middle of three books, close to finishing none- so I decided to check out different Thursday memes, and came across a fun one through this Goodreads Group. The meme is called Book Traveling Thursdays, and basically there is a different theme each week in which you choose a book that applies, then discover all sorts of covers for that book.
- The rules:
Welcome to Book Traveling Thursdays, a weekly meme for any book blogger. Here is how you can participate…
1) Pick a book! At the beginning of every month a list of themes will be posted. All you have to do is choose a book that fits the theme.
2) In your blog post, the first thing you will want to include is an explanation of why your chosen book fits the theme.
2) Look at covers from multiple editions and multiple countries for the book you chose.
3) Finally, include pictures of the original cover, the cover from your country (if their are multiple covers from your country include all of them!), your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover.
4) Be sure to tag your posts with booktravelingthursdays so we can all see each other’s posts!
- Book I chose: Diana Wynne Jones’s Lives of Christopher Chant (Chrestomanci Series #2)
- Why?: Jones’s children’s novels all have slightly dark undertones to them, and this was no exception. Christopher Chant loves bouncing between world in his dreams. This is not a normal ability, and when his evil Uncle Ralph finds out what he can do, he sends Christopher all around for illicit goods in other worlds. It is during one of these trips that Christopher meets the living goddess Asheth, a girl of his own age in another world. While their meeting was not on such good terms, they eventually become good friends when Asheth bounces into his world. Their friendship ends up being the key to finding out the dastardly plans of Christopher’s uncle, as well as how to stop it from spreading. They also save the world in their spare time, and go on to rule the magical world together in the next five books of the series. Can you get a better friendship than that?
- Original Cover: I think it is this one? Here is a wonderful book that has ben around so long that there are more covers than what anyone would know what to do with. I kind of hate it (sorry, original artist!) but it is just bad, and he looks so old. The boy is only supposed to be a young teenager.
- Covers from the USA: God, there is a lot of these. Besides the one above, we have:
- My Favorite Cover: I have never seen it in person, but I love the purple one, and of course my well-worn personal edition (just because I love cats.)
- Least Favorite: Those dates ones are pretty ridiculous (this book came out in 1988). Probably the original- that face is plain scary.
What would your top pick be for this week’s Book Traveling Thursday?!