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116 Responses to “Russian Covers Crush All Others”
Beautiful. Anyone know where I can get a copy in the US? I already searched the one Russian bookseller I have saved and they don’t have it. Also it’s interesting that the title reads as Inferno, I can’t guarantee that it translates that way, but phonetically that’s what it says. Since Russian actually does have a lot of cognates with English it might, but my Russian/English dictionary isn’t handy at the moment. lol
to Ginny-la: THIS IS NOT PARTY OR CHAT ROOM. AND SCOTT WESTERFELD WRITES AWESOME BOOKS, NOT THE HUNGER GAMES. thanks! p.s. i know enough russian to get by reading the covers. and Scott, i went to a russian book store (don’t ask why) and actually got to hold a russian copy!!!
and Isobel, that’s because (ahem, cue evil russian accent) in america, you can always find party. in soviet russia, party always find you. (normal) in other words, russians were pretty bad for everyone. trust me, i know my history books. maybe they got their inspiration from Mr. Tesla *wink* *Goliath tie-in*
Some people read the hunger games because of the romance, or the action, but I read it because Katniss is so defiant. I LOVE defying people, for some strange reason. Even I don’t know why. Probably because it makes me feel important.
Ginny-la, please don’t tell people to shut up. Off-topic chats are fairly prevalent on this blog, but it’s also polite to shift them to the Forum when you’re asked to.
Lauren @41: if it isn’t bothering anyone, why shouldn’t we stay here?
I agree with your point in principle, but it seems from tridecagirl’s and Scorpio-Ferret’s comments that you ARE bothering someone. (Like, are you saying that the people who are bothered don’t matter? They do matter.)
This is how politeness works, everyone. Being off-topic happens, and is okay if it doesn’t overrun the comment thread, but when someone taps you on the shoulder and points it out, you should excuse yourself and move on. Otherwise you’re like those people who talk too loud in restaurants, then start yelling when anyone asks them to talk less loudly.
I HEREBY BANISH MYSELF FROM THE WESTERBLOG UNTIL I LOSE MY STUPID ABILITY TO BE MEAN WITHOUT KNOWING IT, HOWEVER LOMG IT TAKES. So….bye. I might not see you for a while. I need to take some anger management classes.
@ Ginny-la, cheer up. I can’t figure out how to work the forum so I just use the comments thingies (as do many others I see). There will always be someone on the internet to contradict you or snap at you, but hey, whatever, it’s not like I’ll ever see them in my life, well I assume I won’t. So yeah, also if these internet people want to waste their time being angry with you, it’s their problem, not yours. It’s not like we don’t talk about quality stuff in the comments, well for the most part anyway.
Okay, all done being thoughtful and consoling…
WHY ARE THE RUSSIAN COVERS SO MUCH INSANELY AWESOMER THAN THE AMERICAN ONES?????? It makes me very sad.
I think I’ll change my screen name to Franz cuz
1. I love Franz Ferdinand (the guy and the band)
2. I’m sick of person with hat, anyway it’s too hot out to wear a hat.
3. Franz is actually quite similar to my real life name.
So yeah, I’ll do that now.
You know what’s weird? Two of my three best friends enjoy listening to me talk about Leviathan. The other one doesn’t, but HE’S the only other one who has read the book! He keeps saying that “It was a good book, but you BLOW IT OUT OF PROPORTION!!!”
I have a map, and I marked each state where I know a Westerblogger lives. I know where Levi lives, and I know that PWH (sorry is it ok if I still call u that) lives on the east coast. And I know where I live. The reason for this map is so that if I ever want to try and meet another blogger I at least have a start. Not much of a start, but a start. Of course, I could always wait till Scott comes around (if he ever does) to california and then see of I could meet you guys.
Ha. I wish that I could go to california. By the way, I live in New Hampshire. And I know all that crap about no telling people on the internet were you live but
A) I don’t think you’re a stalker
B) It’s this tiny town no one has ever heard of
I hate to say this, but Uglies is a lot like the hunger games. 1 they have a female protagonist 2 it’s set in the future 3 the authorities are watching the protagonists 3 the protagonists have to pretend they are something they aren’t to protect themselves 4 the protagonists are ever-so-slightly in love with someone 5 the government is really strict
@88-I’m twelve and I don’t have a cell phone. I barely know how to use email. Even if my whole family pooled their money together we can’t afford to go to New Hampshire. (we’re not poor we just can’t really afford it) Does that sound like I can be a stalker?
I really want to meet you guys. I know, I really sound like a stalker when I say that. But even if I haven’t met you, barely know you, and have no idea if you could be a stalker, you guts are like my friends!
I don’t understand why Russia has awesome covers and ours are marginal. You don’t judge a book by it’s cover, right?
@Do you know what the word “warning” means? I may vomit extravagantly as well. Another warning. No hard feelings, I just don’t like the song.
When and if I meet you Ginny-la, well… I don’t particularly like to vomit, but I’ll do something equally horrible! No, I won’t cuz I didn’t actually hear you sing it. It’s not even that I hate Sexy and I know that much, only sort. It’s just, that music video. Oh my god… that music video. That repulsive, disgusting music video…