“I closed my eyes, put my right hand on top of the book, and passed it lightly across the cover. It was cool and smooth like a stone from the bottom of the brook, and it stilled me. A whole other world is inside there, I thought to myself, and that’s where I want to be.” ― Katherine Hannigan,
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I’ve decided to join in with a series called Top 5 Wednesday. I was introduced to it last week, by my lovely friend Fernanda – https://thewanderlustreaderofficial.wordpress.com/. Go check out her blog if you haven’t already and give her a follow, she writes great posts.
Top 5 Wednesday (T5W) was created by the YouTubers Lainey – https://www.youtube.com/user/gingerreadslainey/videos and Samantha – https://www.youtube.com/user/thoughtsontomes in 2013. I know I’m late to the party, but it’s better late than never eh? It’s a tag used by both YouTubers and Bloggers.
A new topic is chosen weekly and every Wednesday you upload a list of 5 books that are related to the chosen topic.
If you would like to get involved and join in, here is a link to the Goodreads group where each topic is published: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday.
If you’re wondering when I’ll be uploading my pieces of creative writing, it will still be on a Wednesday. This means that some weeks you’ll be able to read TWO blog posts – Don’t say I don’t spoil you!
I Hope you enjoy. Comment which book covers you’d love to live in and why. I’d love to hear your answers.
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The T5W topic this week is Book Covers You’d Live In:
This topic got me rather excited when I thought about it and I struggled to narrow it down to just five!
I’ve included some books I read as a child, teenager and adult. I thought that I’d talk about the books in chronological order of when I read them as this seemed to make the most sense to me.
1. Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
I trawled the internet to make sure that I found the cover version of the one I read as a child. This one’s a no brainer. I don’t think there’s any child, or even adult, that wouldn’t want to be transported into the cover of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I absolutely adored this book as a child. My mother would sit on the edge of my bed and read me a chapter every night before I went to sleep.
Roald Dahl had this extraordinary way of bringing his novels to life and although I loved (still do) all of his books, this was by far my favourite.
2. C. S. Lewis – The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
This is another book I loved as a child. I always wished I could be transported into this cover and book. I loved the idea of Aslan, the talking lion, and I wanted more than anything to give him a cuddle.
Narnia was so magical and brilliant to imagine. It’s definitely where my love for cats and turkish delight has come from!
3. J. K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
It took me a while to decide which Harry Potter choose. I nearly chose Prizoner of Azkaban because Buckbeak is on the cover and I always wanted to fly on his back. I also nearly chose the Deathly Hallows, but in the end it had to be Goblet of Fire. How cool would it be to fly on a broomstick around a Hungarian Horntail Dragon?
This book is definitely my favourite Harry Potter book and I always wanted to be able to complete in the Triwizard Tornament and watch the Quidditch World Cup.
4. J. R. R. Tolkien – The Hobbit
Again, this book goes without saying. The cover of the book makes me want to transport to Middle-earth instantly. I absolutely loved this book growing up, and I still do now. It’s such a brilliant, well written and descriptive book that you really do feel like you’re in the book and cover when reading it.
5. Giovanna Fletcher – Dream a Little Dream
On a slightly different note, this cover is not as magical as the others, but it still looks so beautiful. I’m a bit of a day dreamer, and seeing the woman lying on a cloud, daydreaming appealed to me. I’d love to be able to take time away from the busyness of everyday life and daydream like she is.
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Katherine Hannigan quote – https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/37451-i-closed-my-eyes-put-my-right-hand-on-top
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – https://www.abebooks.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Charlie-and-the-Chocolate-Factory-Unwin-19801.jpg
The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe – http://www.ebay.ie/itm/The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe-The-Chronicles-o-Lewis-C-S-Hardback-/391729482019?hash=item5b34e58923:g:PJEAAOSwT5xZTiig
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_medium/public/thumbnails/image/2016/02/26/13/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-26%20at%2013.51.19.jpg
The Hobbit – http://www.cbr.com/wp-content/uploads/spinoff/2010/04/hobbit-cover.jpg
Dream a Little Dream – https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/817p9RtqpeL.jpg