I am running really low of reading because I don't have a Kindle at the moment, so that would explain my lack of posting, next to the stress of organizing finance for university and working at UCL. But I decided I couldn't miss out on Friday!
This week's FF question, hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, is:
Q: Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you've read and loved?
I never used to pay a lot of attention to covers before I got into blogging and then I saw some gorgeous covers and started paying a lot of attention to it. In fact, I'm planning on decorating my room at uni with those extra covers they put around book covers. But I don't think I have ever really disliked a cover on a book that I loved. I do have to admit that a cover can turn me off reading a book. I usually don't like the cheesy, romancy-type covers with a guy and a girl in some passionate embrace, but then again, there are very nice examples of these as well.
Covers I usually like are drawings, such as the German covers for Harry Potter. Although they might not be beautiful paintings, I loved them as a kid and thought it did really well at maturing the Harry character and showing some of the amazing imagery and scenes from the book.I also like how Harry is looking at the reader, there is simply something about it. And let's face it, I grew up loving this book so of course I love the covers! I spent years looking at them while my dad read them to me.
And the Book Blogger Hop is back and I can't wait to get started again, It's hosted over at Crazy For Books by Jen, who is also celebrating her 4-yr Blogoversary! This week's question:
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
What I love about blogging is simply writing about books. Sitting down, opening Blogger and start writing. I never really edit my reviews in the sense that I spend a lot of time thinking how they should be organised, but I do also really enjoy thinking about what to write and how to write. Something I didn't expect was how much I started to enjoy networking. It took me some time to get into and to start to see the fun of it, but now I love browsing through blogs.
For this week's Book Beginnings (hosted by Rose City Reader) and Friday 56 (hosted by Freda's Voice) I decided to go back to a classic that I've been rereading over the years: The Iliad by Homer.
Achilles' wrath, to Greece the direful spring Of woes unnumber'd, heavenly goddess, sing!That wrath which hurl'd to Pluto's gloomy reignThe souls of mighty chiefs untimely slainI love the drama, it always makes me feel excited. Little trivia: the central theme of the Iliad is not the Trojan War, but Achilles' wrath, that's why it's the first (in Greek) words of the entire book.
The gathering murmur spreads, their trampling feetBeat the loose sands, and thicken to the fleet;With long-resounding cries they urge the trainTo fit the ships, and launch into the mainWhen reading this I really feel as if I can hear the cries of the soldiers and the trampling of their feet. Perhaps I get into it too much, but I simply really like it.
So, how about you? Do you hate any covers? What do you love about blogging?