Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book I Read Years Ago

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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 “Throwback Thursday. Choose a book you read years ago. I’m choosing The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi. I read this book years and years ago, in 2005, I think, when I went to Luanda, Angola, for the first and only time.


Original COver:

I kind of like this cover, but I couldn’t tell you at all if it applies to the content, eheh.

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

                                             

I like the Portuguese cover a lot, I think it’s what prompted me to read this book. I’m not a fan of the Spanish cover though, something is off with the peacock.

FAVORITE COVER(s):

                                              

I love the two new paperback english editions, especially the white one.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(S):

                

I really dislike the French edition, as well as two other English editions.

Book Traveling Thursdays: A Favorite Book of the Year

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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 “We’re halfway through 2017. Choose your favorite book of the year so far. I’m choosing Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley, which I read recently and loved, and I wish everyone would read it too.


Original COver:

I really like the original Australian cover. So pretty!

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

No covers for Portugal or Spain, but the book is still pretty new, so I hope we do get it soon.

FAVORITE COVER(s):

                                        

I really like the US cover and the original one.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(S):

I actually like the Bulgarian cover, but that bird is slightly weird, right?

Words in Deep Blue (Cath Crowley)

Love lives between the lines. 

Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. 

Now Rachel has returned to the city — and to the bookshop — to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction, and the escape. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. She can’t see her future. 

Henry’s future isn’t looking too promising, either. His girlfriend dumped him. The bookstore is slipping away. And his family is breaking apart.

As Henry and Rachel work side by side — surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages — they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.


I have a new favorite! This book just went right into my favorites list, because it’s just gorgeous and amazing and beautiful and I LOVE IT!

This book is told in dual POV, Rachel and Henry’s points of view, but then it also has amazing letter and notes, dated, between several characters in the book, and ARGHHH, it’s beautiful! The writing is amazing, the letters are amazing, the voices are distinct. I’m in love with the writing on this book.

I love how all the characters are so different but they all complement each other so well. I loved Rachel, even when she was grieving so much, I felt like she was real. Actually, all the characters felt real, because they all had these imperfections, something that made me want to punch them at one point or the other, but they were amazing all the same. Henry was a beautiful soul, who just needed to see what was right in front of him, but who was a little bit blind to the idea of love, to actually see it… but he’s amazing, so I forgive him. I had a blast with George and Martin, and I’m so glad for those side stories.

But this book is as much about loss as it is about love. All characters need to learn how to deal with major losses in their lives, from people they love, to a dream or an identity. I loved the plot and how all these major things were intertwined and explored.

Overall, this book made me laugh and sob and ugly cry, but it made me happy and sad, and it made me want to buy a physical copy and write the hell out of it. It made me want to share my love for books and the written word even more. It made me want to read poetry for the first time in my life. It just made me feel a hell of a lot.

I love it. I truly madly love it. And you should DEFINITELY read it. NOW!