Thursday, May 18, 2017

Book Traveling Thursday: A Book With a Red Cover!

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This week I thought I'd try out a new book blog meme to give some variety: Book Traveling Thursday!
"Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Catia from The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle's Book Blog. The idea of this group is check out the list of weekly themes for each month in this meme's Goodreads page and simply pick a book to match the theme! Once you've found a book, explore different covers of various editions for that book and make a post about it.  To find out more, you can check out our Goodreads group!

This week's theme is a book that originally had a red cover. For this one, I chose:
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente!
Original Cover Design:
 The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
Other editions:
La bambina che fece il giro di Fairyland per salvare la fantasiaThe Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)環遊精靈國度的女孩 (精靈國度, #1)
Clockwise from top left: Italian edition, UK edition, Chinese edition.

I honestly think that all of these editions are quite lovely! My favorite is the original red cover design, which is the one I initially read. I think the red makes for a sharp, fun accent and fits the story well. However, I also find the green to look rather nice as well, though it simply reminds me of how later books in this series have varying colors. The UK edition makes this seem like more of a nostalgic fantasy tale, as the combination of the font and color makes it seem like a traditional fantasy from decades ago. It's a nice cozy, aged feel for me. And lastly, I love the twisty vines and mysterious blue/teal color on this Chinese edition! I do think that this particular shade makes the book seem slightly darker and more serious, but overall I still really enjoy.

What do you think of these covers? Do you have a favorite? Do you have a favorite red cover book? Let me know!

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