Book Traveling Thursdays: A book I’m thankful for


Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “It’s Thanksgiving Time! Choose a book you’re thankful for“. So today I’m going a little out of the box, and with that I mean, I pick Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Now, hold your horses, ok? I don’t get the sentiment of shame and disdain that this book arouses. I’m extremely thankful for Twilight and let me tell you why: I was always a sporadic reader, in my late teens and early 20’s I read adult books, but I was never IN LOVE with reading. Until one day, when I had returned from my first stay in Barcelona, and my sister, mom and grandmother made me watch a vampire movie! I was hooked! I borrowed Twilight from my grandma, then I had to go out the next day and buy New Moon, and so on and so on. And then I went on Amazon and bought the set-box in english, and then I proceeded to read (for the first time) the 4 books in english. A month later I was buying my 7 Harry Potter books, and since then I haven’t stopped reading.

So, thank you Twilight, for making YA books explode, and for revealing to me the joy of reading, of staying until 4 a.m. reading because I just couldn’t put a book down… that’s what Twilight did for me.

Original COver:

I think that this is one of the most recognizable covers ever, right? I like this one 😉 !



Well, this book exists in every language! Here you have the Portuguese edition, the Spanish movie tie-in edition and the catalan edition. I’m not a fan of this movie tie-in, they look so weird on this picture.

Favorite COVER(s):


I really like this two covers, the original one, and the white edition that came out in 2010. So pretty.



Now onto some bad covers… First of is the UK first edition, and OMFG, what is going on there? It’s so ugly! Then it’s the Czech, which isn’t all that bad, but it’s really weird. Of course that the Russian cover HAD to me here, right? And last, but not least, it’s the Thai edition, which could have been a pretty cover, but it’s not…

Honorable Mention:

I’m not sure if this Indonesian edition had a bad or good cover. Well, it’s good because it’s kind of pretty, but on the other hand, it has absolutely nothing to do with the plot or story, and Bella isn’t even blonde!

The Be Thankful Challenge


It’s Thanksgiving time!!! – It’s today, right?! Because it doesn’t exist in Portugal or Spain (we do have Black Friday though)! Kat @Life and Other Disasters and Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much nominated me for this cool challenge: Be Thankful Challenge. So that you both know, I’m extremely thankful for both of you, here on wordpress, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc 😉

The Rules:

  • Share this image in your blog post.
  • Write about 5 people in your life you are thankful for.
  • Write about 5 things in 2015 that you are thankful for.
  • Spread the love and challenge 5 other blogs to take part.

5 People I’m Thankful For:

  • My dad: maybe I’ve never said it here, I’m not sure, but my “official residence” is with my dad and I talk to him every single day! He’s always there for me – even if he sometimes doesn’t quite know how to do that.

  • My mom: obviously! She’s my mom! Sometimes she gets under my nerves, but I love her (you know that, right mom?) – she’s also the only one in my family who reads my blog.

  • My nieces and nephew: I sometimes live for the 3 little devils in the family. They make me laugh and I’m so thankful to be their aunt.
  • My best-friend: We don’t always see eye-to-eye, but she’s family to me.

  • You all: The blogging community is a huge support to me, and I’m so thankful for all of you. Most days I talk more to some of you than to most people around my workplace 😉 .

5 Things I’m Thankful For:

  • My books: Honestly, what would I do without my books???

  • Internet: How would I function in a world without internet?
  • Traveling: I sometimes think I could totally live catching planes every other week. I love it.

  • Matcha green tea: How did I live 31 years without this in my life? It’s so good! I already located a few stores here in Barcelona that sell it 😀 .

  • My crappy smart-phone: poor thing it’s almost dying on my from lack of space, but it keeps soldiering on. It gets me all my updates daily, and it helped me keep in touch with everything on my blog while I was away.

5 Blogs I tag: