Friday Face Off: Death of a Red Heroine

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 Lynnโ€™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 year, there’s no weekly theme, you just choose a book you have recently read.
I just finished an excellent historical mystery set in China, and luckily for us, it has many editions and book covers.

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

Friday Face off Death of a Red Heroine

My favorite cover is the Soho paperback edition.
Red in the title simply refers to a member of the Communist party, so choosing red as the clothes makes more sense than the choice of red for lips for instance, on another cover.
Plus, I like the position of the heroine on that first cover, implying a sense of secrecy – at least to me, it looks like she’s hiding behind a door maybe? And that works with the plot.
If you want to read more about this excellent book, come this way to read my enthusiastic review.

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Not sure about my next participation,
all depends on how my next reads will qualify

Friday Face Off: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

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 Lynnโ€™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 year, there’s no weekly theme, you just choose a book you have recently read.
The four books I have read so far this year do not offer too many options, so I’m going with The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, one of my last reads in 2022. This book has 642 editions available on Goodreads… Don’t worry, I only feature 9!

I actually listened to the whole work, that is both The Wonderful Adventures of Nils and The Further Adventures of Nils Holgersson, a total of 17 hours of audio.

It is really a fascinating Swedish children’s classics, publiched in 1906-1907.
Click on the links to access my short review.

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

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

 

My favorite cover is the 1992 Harcover edition by Floris Books, because of the artistic quality.
The 2018 Arabic edition didn’t put much effort: just reverse the cover! But the art is not as detailed, it looks more like a bad scan job!

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Not sure about my next participation,
all depends on how my next reads will qualify

Friday Face Off: Black covers

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 Lynnโ€™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
Black covers

Last time I participated in this meme was a month ago! These past weeks have been super busy, and I thought I wasn’t going to have time this week either. But something got cancelled in my end of week schedule, so I used this extra time to prepare this post. It’s good to be back!

I thought right away about this book I read a few months ago and enjoyed a lot:
Confessions, by Kanae Minato
“This is a very smart story about bullying and revenge, with many twists. ”
Please come this way to read my full review.

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

Black covers

My favorite cover is the Vietnamese edition.
I like the black, with the blur — intentionally low digital resolution — to feature both the students’ tables and the teacher’s. And that is very important for the story.

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
My next participation will be on Friday, November 4:
“Red skies at night โ€“ Covers that are red”