Translated, the title Das Lied der Träumerin by Tanya Stewner means the song of the dreamer. That’s what this book is about: chasing dreams of music in London. That’s why you’ll recognize snippets of the London cityscape on this book cover. I’ve yet to read it, but I added it to my book collection because apparently the protagonist plays the piano. I love the piano and books revolving around the piano.
Movie-tie in covers aren’t exactly my thing. I’m far from a movie buff. This year I’ve probably been to the cinema only once; twice at most. Yes, I did watch Insurgent and Paper Towns but only because no other movies caught my interest on my long haul flight back home from Europe. Needless to say, I don’t own any books with movie tie-in covers. The closes to it is my copy of Divergent which has an ugly sticker on it announcing the movie. Those stickers are exceedingly annoying and spoil good cover designs.
There’s nothing like pops of colour to brighten the day. Rainbow arrangements of books especially add visual cheer. As dark winter days and the rainy monsoon season take over, why not invite your own rainbow into your homes? Be it through decorations or rainbow bookshelf arrangements. I know bright colours help lift my mood when the sun doesn’t shine so much and the skies are constantly overcast.
Darkness in conjunction with Halloween might call more for horror but that’s not necessarily my cup of tea. I do however enjoy twisted tales with a touch of humour. When I do read macabre stories, they have to be spun with intelligence and not feed so much off blood and gore. That being said, I liked Lumberjanes for its darkness and monsters coupled with hilarity. That, my friends, is the graphic novel I read this week in the spirit of Halloween.