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A Picture’s Worth: Yugoslavian Trains & Hawaiian Islands

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


Murder on the Orient Express

Remember that time I said I was going to read this book? Well I am, and I don’t regret it. Plus, my god, there so many gorgeous photos since it’s been around forever. The resurgence in popularity when a movie was made semi-recently didn’t hurt either. It also made me realize I definitely have to do a cover roulette for this title!!

Perfectly capturing the feel of the story!!

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I love the original covers from old stories

Love the commitment here, plus see what I’m saying about the cover roulette??

“Also published as Murder in the Calais Coach” — well, who knew?

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Soothing, if over-saturated, colors and words

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Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie .. Rating - 4.5🌟 .. Hello bookstabuddies! I hope you're all doing well😊 I've heard a lot about Agatha Christie, everyone has, her books have sold minimum 2 Billion copies all over the world! 2 Billion!! So I was damn excited to start with this one, and it was really that good, it was my second classic read of this year and now I'm so pumped to read some more classic 🙌 .. So this mystery starts when a man is mudered on a train, with 12 stabbing wounds! And luckily Hercule Poirot a famous detective is also on the same train so let's investigating murder in Poirot's style! .. This is a classic mystery, different from modern mystery. It wasn't graphic at all, you don't feel intense anywhere, there's nothing like a lot is going on in characters mind, whatever it is, it's in front of you. There are so many characters in this book, and still you don't even struggle, it is written in such a clean and astonishing way! The whole train environment makes it a very delicious book. The Detective's character is so cool, I liked him! Ending was shocking, never read an ending like that! So let you give a hint -when a crime is committed, it's a crime but sometimes a crime is needed to be committed, then what?! 😉 Again Ending was damn shocking and super satisfying! I'm excited to read another book by Agatha Christie,. .. Have you read this one or do you have any favorite classic mystery?! .. .. .. . . #bookstagram #books #booklover #book #bookworm #reading #bookstagrammer #instabook #bibliophile #booknerd #bookaddict #booksofinstagram #bookaholic #read #bookphotography #bookshelf #booklove #readersofinstagram #instabooks #bookblogger #igreads #booksbooksbooks #booklovers #reader #love #bookcommunity #bookreview #agathachristie #herculepoirot #murderontheorientexpress

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Moloka’i

Happened to pick this up at my favorite bookstore, and conveniently there was a recently published sequel (in comparison to when the first was published) that sounds amazing. Considering how much I liked this one, I’m sure I’ll pick up the next!

Tropical setting had to have a tropical background, right?

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Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie .. Rating - 4.5🌟 .. Hello bookstabuddies! I hope you're all doing well😊 I've heard a lot about Agatha Christie, everyone has, her books have sold minimum 2 Billion copies all over the world! 2 Billion!! So I was damn excited to start with this one, and it was really that good, it was my second classic read of this year and now I'm so pumped to read some more classic 🙌 .. So this mystery starts when a man is mudered on a train, with 12 stabbing wounds! And luckily Hercule Poirot a famous detective is also on the same train so let's investigating murder in Poirot's style! .. This is a classic mystery, different from modern mystery. It wasn't graphic at all, you don't feel intense anywhere, there's nothing like a lot is going on in characters mind, whatever it is, it's in front of you. There are so many characters in this book, and still you don't even struggle, it is written in such a clean and astonishing way! The whole train environment makes it a very delicious book. The Detective's character is so cool, I liked him! Ending was shocking, never read an ending like that! So let you give a hint -when a crime is committed, it's a crime but sometimes a crime is needed to be committed, then what?! 😉 Again Ending was damn shocking and super satisfying! I'm excited to read another book by Agatha Christie,. .. Have you read this one or do you have any favorite classic mystery?! .. .. .. . . #bookstagram #books #booklover #book #bookworm #reading #bookstagrammer #instabook #bibliophile #booknerd #bookaddict #booksofinstagram #bookaholic #read #bookphotography #bookshelf #booklove #readersofinstagram #instabooks #bookblogger #igreads #booksbooksbooks #booklovers #reader #love #bookcommunity #bookreview #agathachristie #herculepoirot #murderontheorientexpress

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Classy pose – though dark colors make it feel kind of ominous

The gentle setup Rachel would have been thrilled to have

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It’s mainly the sequel I mentioned, but technically the first book is there too 😉

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DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA’I by Alan Brennert follows the life of Ruth, an orphan, who was given up for adoption by her parents because they suffered from leprosy. It is the sequel to Brennert’s first book MOLOKA’I which tells the story of Ruth’s biological mother (Rachel). Rachel was taken from her family and sent to a quarantined leprosy settlement called Kalaupapa. I enjoyed reading DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA’I as a stand-alone book, but my reading experience possibly could have been enhanced if I had read both books back-to-back. (Hindsight is 20/20, of course.) 🌸🌸🌸 While Ruth does not have leprosy, it takes her a long time to be adopted because she is half-Japanese and half-Hawaiian. Eventually, Ruth is adopted by a kind family. She and her family leave Hawaii for California where her father plans to farm. Ruth gets married and has two children. Unfortunately, Ruth and her entire family end up being placed in the WWII Japanese American internment camps under Executive Order No. 9066. There, they try to make the best of a very bad situation. I will stop there because I don’t want to give away the rest of this wonderful story. 🌸🌸🌸 So many things resonated with me about this story – the adoption issues, the racism Ruth and her family endured even though they were US citizens, and Ruth’s unwavering love of animals. (Even at a very young age, Ruth knew that if she was kind to animals, they repaid that kindness and never disappointed her the way people did.) Make sure to read the author’s note at the end if you read this book. It is very informative and shows what thorough research he did for this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 🌸🌸🌸 Disclaimer: I received a digital galley of Daughter of Moloka’i from @stmartinspress and @netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review but not the books featured in this photograph. 🌸🌸🌸 • • • #newbookreleases #daughterofmolokai #molokaibook #alanbrennert #alanbrennertmolokai #stmartinspressbooks #historicalfictionbook #historicalfictionloversunite #booksaboutadoption #wwiifiction #booksequel #booksequels

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Variety & consistency

These two are almost polar opposites in their cover styles, actually. The first has so many that there are certainly some so little known that they were never recorded. The second matches the style of its original and sequel seamlessly. I’d also like to note that Murder on the Orient Express is still so popular that all of those photos were posted only in the last week, with all but one being in the last DAY. Most were within a few HOURS of me putting this together! So really, I’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s out there.

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