Friday Face Off: A turquoise cover

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynn’s Books (@LynnsBooks) for a list of upcoming themes.
Please visit also Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy (@tammy_sparks)
thanks to whom I discovered this meme.

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This week, the theme is
“Sparkling like the sea – a cover that is turquoise”

I didn’t find a whole turquoise cover in the books I have read, but at least this is the main accent color in this one:

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

If you click on the link, you will find the questions prepared by Julie Anna at Julie Anna’s Books for our buddy read of Before the Coffee Gets Cold, with links to our answers and questions for the various parts of the book. A wonderful read!

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Click on the picture if you want to identify the various editions
You can also right click and ‘open image in new tab’ to zoom in

WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?

Friday Face Off Turquoise cover

I ended up selecting the Hungarian edition for my favorite.
I like that it really focuses on the coffee cup, with the movement of the coffee alluding for me to the changes that happened in the people who decided to try that coffee.

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Next Friday:
“So pretty – exactly what it says”

Book Review: A Wizard of Earthsea – Classics Spin #14

A Wizard of Earthsea

A wizard of Earthsea

Author:
Ursula K. Le Guin

Published in:
1968

Pages:
297

ISBN:
978-0547722023

Genre:
Classics
Fantasy
Young Adult

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MY THOUGHTS
ABOUT THIS BOOK

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In my last review on The Invoice, I highlighted its nice message on life.
I’m now thrilled to talk a bit about the book I was assigned to read for The Classics Club spin #14. It fell on number 1, which on my list was A Wizard of Earthsea. Though in a very different genre, it conveys a unique message on life.

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A month of favorites – Reading Outside My Comfort Zone

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All December,
Estella’s Revenge, Girlxoxo, and Traveling with T
will be sharing their fave bookish
experiences from throughout the year.
Click on the logo above to check the schedule
and join the fun
!

Reading Outside My Comfort Zone

Dec 14 is for
Reading Outside My Comfort Zone – Surprise Find(s) This Year

 

Out of the over 100 books I read this year, 4 were outside my comfort zone, but I really enjoyed them:

  1. Look Who’s Back, by Timur Vernes.
    This is pure satire and very funny on a very painful topic. Usually I hate that type of thing, but this was so well written, it really worked for me
  2. Floats the Dark Shadow, by Yves Fey.
    This is a historical mystery, a favorite category of mine, BUT this one is VERY dark, noir, and creepy. Usually I give up when it’s too much for me, but I could not escape that one!
  3. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman.
    I usually do not read Fantasy, BUT when you have such a gifted author AND narrator, why not?
  4. The Martian, by Andy Weir.
    I do enjoy science-fiction, from time to time, but this one had a lot of technical details, which I’m usually not too fond of. It works here though combined with the other elemenst.

WHAT BOOK DID YOU READ THIS YEAR
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE?