Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much. Every week you pick a book based on the theme of the week and post the original cover, your country’s cover, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. If you would like to participate or find out more, check out the Goodreads page!
New beginnings. . . . Choose a book you would like to read for the first time again.
One of the problems with rereading a book that you love and know well is that you know what will happen. You can never have quite the same anticipation of the uncertain. The book I would like to read for the first time again is Eragon by Christopher Paolini. The best I can get at now is having to relearn the languages.
Original & Favorite Cover
I love the original cover. It shows the dragon, Saphira, who starts it all for Eragon. The book centers on this dragon. The illustration is beautiful, and the cover looks as rich as the content inside. I am not biased in choosing this cover because I originally read it in a bind-up of Eragon and Eldest.
We have the original cover in this line-up, a zoomed-in image of Saphira, the movie cover, and a collector’s edition. The zoomed-in image of Saphira is alright. The word art sets off the dragon’s head. Every time a book is adapted into a film, it gets published with a movie cover. I cannot sit through more than half an hour of the movie, so I do not care for the cover. The final cover is a collector’s edition, and it looks beautiful. I assume that the gold etching is metallic, so it must look prettier and half a texture to it in real life.
Least Favorite Cover
It’s the wrong dragon! This dragon doesn’t even appear in this book. Worse, this publisher borrowed the cover of the third book to get this one. What were they thinking?
Which book do you wish you could read for the first time again? If you have read Eragon, what do you think of the covers?