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.
What first caught my attention though was the tasteful minimalist design of the cover with the cityscape. This is the paperback design. Had I seen the hardcover design, I might not have decided to buy the book. The hardcover features headphones, which tells me about the music but beyond that, I didn’t find it appealing. There’s just something about the simplicity of lines and dual tones that draws in the eyes.
Books aside, cityscapes most amaze me at night. The light and silhouettes have so much charm. The best vantage point is looking onto a city from the top down because then I feel like I own the world — kind of like when I was a child and looked down on my toys. There’s also this feeling of being set apart and that in itself already has a calming effect.
What feelings do cityscapes invoke in you?
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