Top 5 Wednesday – banned books

imgresToday we’ve got a very rebellious Top 5 list – banned books.

Yes, I could write a lot of things about how bad and stupid it is to ban a book. People have their own minds and they know what to read and what not. Many people already wrote that, so let’s just move on to my list 😉

I will try to skip the books I’ve already mentioned on previous lists to keep it fresh, so LotR and Master and Margarita are off. Actually I’m going to put all the children and young adult books on this list.

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Let’s start this list with something light, in some ways funny and very adventurous.

“No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.”

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OK, maybe the whole book isn’t really a children story, but the beginning is good enough for this list.

This is a great book, from the first part that made it become a children movie, till the very last that makes you question humanity.

“Undoubtedly, philosophers are in the right when they tell us that nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison.” Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – banned books”

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Grimm Fairy Tales episode 3

Hello again 🙂

Here comes the time for five more Grimm tales from the famous brothers. And this time I’ve got one of the famous tales – Rapunzel. You might know few versions of this one, I think the closest one was a part of the “Into the woods” movie. But I’ll get to that later.

Fairytale by t1na

In today’s episode:

  1. The Rose
  2. The Twelve Brothers
  3. The Pack of Ragamuffins
  4. Brother and Sister
  5. Rapunzel

Some of the illustrations will contain text in Polish. This was a part of them in the book and I didn’t want to alter the images, so I left the text as it is.

The Rose

img041Today we’ve got a very short story to start with. I’m afraid I will give up the ending even though I don’t want to.

It’s a story about a poor family – a mother and her two children. One of the children goes to the forest and finds a beautiful, friendly boy who helps him. At the second meeting, the beautiful boy gives the child a rose and says they will meet again when the rose fades.  Continue reading “Grimm Fairy Tales episode 3”

A pill of revenge

The first story that gave life to one of the best fictional detectives – Sherlock Holmes. You already know Sherlock from many books, movies, TV shows, games, graphic novels, even mangas. You might love him, you might not, I’m not going to judge you. What I’m going to do is tell you about a story that started it all.

932671A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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It all starts with Watson. After all, we wouldn’t have Sherlock without his kick-ass assistant would we?

Watson is back in London after being injured during the war. He’s looking for an apartment to rent and he can’t be luckier. That day an old friend of his recommends Watson to talk to a certain Mr Holmes. Obviously Holmes agrees to share the same flat under 221B Baker Street. Continue reading “A pill of revenge”

Top 5 Wednesday – Title Fonts on Covers

imgresToday’s Top 5 are title fonts! For someone like me that’s quite a catchy theme. I love pretty covers and fonts are an integral part them. Add to that using different paint textures for parts of the cover and I’m on it ;). Yes, that’s where a physical copy of a book is better.

But I’m rambling here, let’s get to the item at hand…

Wow, choosing only those few was hard! I’m listing them with numbers, but the truth is, they are all equally awesome 😀

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Dziewiąty magSimple, yet effective. An almost normal font with some extra lines here and there to make it look great.

“The ninth mage” – again my translation of the title. The first book of the Polish fantasy trilogy with mages, warriors, elves and most of all – dragons. I simply love this series! It’s perfect! I think I’m going to write a review of it…

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CoralineLook at this adorable font. It’s even themed perfectly with the button where the “o” should be. Cute one. And this cover is adorable too.

Coraline is one of Neil Gaiman’s books about a girl, who moves to a new house and finds the a new, better version of her family. She has to decide if she wants to join them forever. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Title Fonts on Covers”