Friday, February 26, 2016

What I'm Reading Right Now #36



Quote of the day: 
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. -Charles Dickens 


You can never tell a book by its cover.

But then again it can be argued that the outward appearance of a book is equally important. The soul soul, and heart of a book lies in its design -which is the first thing a reader sees be it in a bookshelf or or on-line. When it comes to a book cover the design can be said to be a visual addition to the story within -an important element that must not be overlooked, and many authors are aware of this fact and seem to get it right in that regard -by creating a good design which sends out a clear message through its imagery, typography and perhaps its minimal style.


image: Goodreads

Having said that here is my book read for the week. My book read for the week is by Paulo Coelho and titled 'The devil and Miss Prym'. It is about a stranger who arrives at a small sleepy village called Viscos, with a proposition that would change the way of life of the ordinary inhabitants. Its a striking tale about the concept of good and evil, and dwells on the morals of humanity.

A wonderful piece of writing from Coelho and a very enjoyable read, which I highly recommend for you to read it.

So what books are you reading this week? Do share.


Peace & Love * 



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24 comments:

  1. What an intriguing premise! Sounds like a great read.

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  2. What an intriguing premise! Sounds like a great read.

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  3. MY BRILLIANT FRIEND or something like that. Don't know if I'll be able to finish it. You really can't tell a book by its cover.

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  4. I have not heard of this book but sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

    xoxo Emily
    ditchtheheels.com

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  5. Sounds interesting. I've come across Coelho many times but so far never read anything by him.

    Sometimes I wonder about the choice of cover art etc. for a specific book - publishers don't always get it right, or they try to make a book attractive for a specific target group when really the book isn't all that suited for it.
    All the more can I appreciate when it really fits.

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  6. So true, you can never tell a book from it's cover and yet a cover draws our eye to the book!

    Your recent book sounds a good read.

    Have a great weekend

    All the best Jan

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  7. Yes, we do tend to judge (or pre-judge) books by their covers.

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  8. I had loved his book 'Veronica decides to die'!

    -Kati

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  9. So true, you can never tell a book from it's cover and yet a cover draws our eye to the book!

    Your recent book sounds a good read.

    Have a great weekend

    All the best Jan

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  10. Right now I am reading Fortunate Son by John Fogerty. I had just finished Annie's Ghost.

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  11. Wow...this sounds a really intriguing read. I will definitely find a copy and read this.
    Many thanks for the introduction.:)

    I am currently reading Wuthering Heights (again!).

    Have a super weekend.:))

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  12. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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  13. This looks to be a good read. Currently reading Barrett's Lilies of the Field

    Hank

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  14. Hi Blogoratti - it does look like an excellent book - in line with Coelho's others ... he makes you think .. cheers Hilary

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  15. Well... your post really got me thinking. I LOVE The Alchemist by Cuelho, but had never sought out anything else he wrote! I wonder why? Usually I serial read books if I find an author I love. I need to remedy this situation adn seek out other books by Paul Cuelho! Thanks!

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  16. I'm reading the Glass Castle and liking it a lot.

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  17. I'm reading two books by Frederic Morton:
    1) 'The Rothchilds - A Family Portrait'
    2) 'Thunder at Twilight - Vienna 1913-14'

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  18. Most of the time I am reading pregnancy magazines and enjoying them a lot :)) Wishing you a blessed spring! Liuba :)

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  19. Absolutely loved the Alchemist but have yet to read another one of Paulo's books.
    If lightening strikes twice for me, then will I know without a doubt that he is an absolutely fantastic writer!
    But he's got so much depth....

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  20. I've not read anything by Coelho. I agree, a good cover is important to a book

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