Cover to Cover

Cover To Cover | Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

Well if my review of the film was not clear enough, here I am again with another Fantastic Beasts related post to clarify just how much I love the enterprise.

The English Edition

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While this cover does lean towards the more minimalistic style, I like it. I love how the red and gold give it a magical effect and the design adds a little hint that the book belongs to the wizarding world

The other English Edition

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This looks much more like a manuscript cover but there is a sort of mystical air to it. The washed out colour obviously makes it seem more historic and the illustration reminds me of the some of the first ever Harry Potter covers.

The German Edition

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Now this is classic Harry Potter style. They can’t go wrong with a cover like this. It’s cute, it’ll attract the children and the adults alike.

The Bulgarian Edition

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This seems like an eccentric cover. Love the gold and purple colour scheme and the detailed design of the serpentine creature.

The French Edition

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I absolutely love the blue in this cover. It’s so elegant and kind of old fashioned. The illustrations are so mystical and just AHH

Which one is your favourite?

Film review

Moonlight Cinema | Fantastic Beasts

For a magical movie such as Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, it was only fitting that I watch it open air, surrounded by nature.


The movie itself was quite literally: fantastic. There were humourous elements to keep things light, there was drama, there was mystery and of course there was magic. It was interesting to see the wizarding world in the US compared to the one in the UK.

I especially enjoyed it when, during dramatic sequences where the characters were fighting for their lives, a wild wind would rush through the grounds where the movie was being projected.


Moving onto the characters, Newt is one of the cutest actors I have come across for a while! I like how he is introverted and just concerned with his Beasts. I also loved how there wasn’t much of a romantic element in the movie, you get sick of all the mooching in the end huh.

My favourite scene would have to be when Newt introduced Mr. Kowalski to all his Beasts. In my experience, a full moon was sneaking up behind the wide screen as the scene played out. Absolutely magical.


The movie makes me want to read the book (yes, I haven’t read the book yet!) and it also makes me miss the beautiful world of Harry Potter!

 

Tags

The Ultimate Book Tag

Thanks to Panda for tagging me to do this tag! Go follow! I mean how can you not with a name like Panda.

But on with the tag!

1: Do you get sick while reading in the car?

I’ve had motion sickness all my life so let alone reading I can’t even play Flappy Bird in the car….

2: Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you?

I’d have to say E. Lockhart in We Were Liars

She

Writes

Like This.

And I

Love it.

Okay some people find it annoying but I think it’s a good suspense-building tool!

Also, Patrick Rothfus in The Name of the Wind. It’s like describing the most mundane things in a poetic way, me loves.

3: Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Um Twilight obviously.

Just kidding (did I fool you there?)

Harry Potter cuz it was my childhood and Quidditch and Hermoine I mean how can you not love her..

4: Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?

I go to school a lot. I mean 5 out of 7 days is a bit excessive don’t you think? but yeah at school I just carry a school bag which is where my book resides, so to answer your question I do not have a book bag.

5: Do you smell your books?

Heck yes! I am actually such an advocate for smelling  books. I even instagrammed myself smelling a book (@infinityreads03)

But just you know when you pick a new book and breath in the smell of ink and paper and warehouse…

6: Books with or without little illustrations.

As long as the book doesn’t illustrate characters so I can have imaginative freedom. Otherwise, I love little drawings and doodles

7: What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

I can’t really answer this one.

I’m pretty decisive when it comes to determining whether a book has quality writing or not WHILE I’m reading the book so I haven’t really come across the above situation before.

8: Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

I didn’t really read that much when I was little (I know surprise surprise) but I’ll tell you a funny story anyway

Once in Year 2 I made my English teacher this cute card with this phenomenal Barbie sticker (don’t judge)  and then my frenemy stole my card and gave it to the teacher as if she’d made it and I was so mad I went straight to the teacher’s desk and was like “I’d like my sticker back thanks” and ripped the Barbie sticker off the card and then my teacher tried to settle the situation between me and my frenemy or something

Not book related but hey thumbs up for childhood stories!

9: What is the tinniest book on your shelf?

The Great Gatsby by F.Scott.Fitzgerald

10: What is the thickest book on your shelf?

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. The edition I have is quite a hunk

11: Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I write when I have time yes. I wanna be a writer but then I think “why would anyone wanna read my work?” then I think of just how happy it makes me feel to write so yes Author Aasma, we’re gonna make it happen!

12: When did you get into reading?

I swear I’ve told this story here before but my mum read fairy tales out to me when I was little but that’s about it. I didn’t seriously read till like Year 6 when I picked up the 39 Clues Series and I just got so into it and I never stopped reading after that it seems.

13: What is your favourite classic book? In school what was your best subject Language/Arts/English?

This is such a tough one! But Pride & Prejudice,  I mean Mr. Darcy….

I’m still in school and I do pretty well in my Language (French) and I do pretty well in my English so I dunno.

14: If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?

It would probably just lie on my shelf, I mean I’d keep it as a keepsake because it’s the thought that counts right

15: What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?

If I had to choose from:

Biting my nails

Speaking without thinking and then ending up insulting people

My all time sarcasm aka bitchyness as my friends like to call it

Yeah..there’s a lot….

16: What is your favourite word?

Flair

When said in a French way

17: Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

Definitely a nerd. I mean I’ve even got the glasses and everything

18: Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Vampires because they are dark and broody. Suits me I guess.

19: Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Shapesihifters! because I wanna be one. Imagine how cool!

20: Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Werewolves because it’s really cool when they shapeshift and they mostly happen to be on the hotter side..

22: Zombies or Vampires? Why?

Vampires because Zombies eat brain and..I’d rather drink blood. Ew sometimes I gross myself out

23: Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Forbidden Love for sure! I HATE love triangles because no one can ever make up their minds. Forbidden love is so much more intense

24: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Did I also mention I hate romance? so yeah action packed with a few love scenes which is most dystopian YA really

And we’re done! Wow that was a long tag but really fun too! hopefully you learned some interesting things about me and be sure to do this tag yourself and let me know in the comments!

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