It’s Book Traveling Thursday! It is a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. At the beginning of each month, they post a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of various editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover, and your least favourite cover. To find out more check out Goodreads group!
This week’s theme is: Tomorrow is World Smile Day! Choose a book that made you smile recently. I’ve been reading so many new releases recently, which tend to have just two covers (US and UK edition) and it makes it a bit hard to choose a book I read recently that will have a variety of covers to choose from. But there is a book that I read quite recently that made me smile, even laugh out loud – Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell. This is an amazing collection of funny conversations between booksellers and customers, or just overheard bits of conversation in a bookstore. Every bookworm will appreciate this book.
This Sunday Times Bestseller is a miscellany of hilarious and peculiar bookshop moments:
‘Can books conduct electricity?’
‘My children are just climbing your bookshelves: that’s ok… isn’t it?’
A John Cleese Twitter question [‘What is your pet peeve?’], first sparked the ‘Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops’ blog, which grew over three years into one bookseller’s collection of ridiculous conversations on the shop floor.
From ‘Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?’ to the hunt for a paperback which could forecast the next year’s weather; and from ‘I’ve forgotten my glasses, please read me the first chapter’ to’Excuse me… is this book edible?’
This full-length collection illustrated by the Brothers McLeod also includes top ‘Weird Things’ from bookshops around the world.
– ORIGINAL COVER –
– COVER FROM POLAND –
The book wasn’t published in Poland.