Do you know that feeling of enthusiastically starting a new project but then slacking off because real life catches up with you? I’m sure you do. This happened to my Bookending Winter 2018 for a bit, but now I’M BACK! (For at least one post.)
Today’s prompt is a few days old, but no less fun for that. The idea comes from Julia @ Fable Hunter.
Prompt Title: Christmas Cover Hunt
Explanation: Find 5-10 book covers in red, green, silver or gold. Bonus points if it is Christmas themed (snow, trees, presents, wreaths, etc..).
This Dutch translation of Jane Eyre from 1947 is a special treasure of mine. It contains illustrations by famous Dutch illustrator Fiep Westendorp, very old timey Dutch words like “Vleesch” and “gaarne”, and smells of yellow raisins. Just one whiff of its iconic scent takes me back to those delightful days in my early teens when I discovered Brontë & Austen.
Here are some more old hardcovers, written by Sterne and D.H. Lawrence. I must admit that I mainly have them ‘to have’ rather than ‘to read’.
Then the green and red contemporary books I could find on my bookshelves. From left to right: Ronja De Roversdochter (Dutch) by Astrid Lindgren, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Britt-Marie Was Here by Frederik Backman, The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina, and Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin. I’ve read the first four and would recommend all of them but for *very* different moods.
Side track: Meg Medina’s name always makes me think of Max Medina from Gilmore Girls and his voicemail that Lorelai keeps playing over and over: “Lorelai, it’s Max. . . Medina. Maaaax Medina”.
I’m currently reading Earthsea and although I find it too much tell and not enough show, I am getting into it.
Lastly, there is this book with its beautiful red-green-gold cover and the word ‘Snow’ in the title that I din’t want to keep from you:
I hope these pictures have given you some nice Christmassy vibes. Have you read any of the books? And what red, green, silver or gold covers are on your bookshelves? Leave a link below!
Love from me and my tiny Christmas tree,