Saturday, March 20, 2010

French Friday (18)

French Friday is a weekly feature hosted by Charlotte at the Book on the Hill. We both live in France, so French Friday is a meme to write about Frenchy bookish things.

I guess this week it's actually French Saturday. Or maybe even really French Sunday, as it's presently midnight exactly. It's been a long day of packing and moving, and this is actually the first time I've been on the computer all day. Still, yesterday I promised a French Friday on Saturday, and given that I might not have too many French Fridays left, it's a promise I really wanted to keep. So here we go!

And this week, I want to do some cover comparisons. For books by an author that I absolutely LOVE - Sophie Kinsella.

The first is for Confessions of a Shopaholic - Confessions d'une accro du shopping in French, and it translates pretty much exactly.

Guess who likes the French cover better for once? Yeah, that would be me! (and oops, I just made the covers really big, but I really don't feel like going back and changing that - sorry!). The US version is so, well, boring, for such a fabulous, girly, fluffy book!

Next, we'll look at the Undomestic Goddess. In French, it's Samantha, bonne a rien faire, which means Samantha, Good at Nothing (it sounds nicer in French, I think, but I'm still not sure about this title).

Here, it's hard for me. I like them both, but I think I'm going to have to go with the US one. The French one makes it look like there's magic going on, and as there's no magic in the book, it's sort of misleading.
Also, I always thought that I would be PERFECT for the part of Sam if ever they make a movie, and I don't really look like that girl on the cover.

Last one, Lexi Smart a la memoire qui flanche (Lexi Smart's memory is giving out) aka Remember Me? What is up with French titles having the name of the main character in them. It doesn't really jive with me, that.

Even though the girl sort of looks as if she might be nude in the shadow, I absolutely prefer the French cover. The flower on the US cover is pretty, but the French cover is fun and scattered and wonderful!

Anyhow, that's it for this week. Sorry this was so late, but I hope you enjoyed nonetheless. I'd love to know what you think. :-)
Don't forget to check out Charlotte's French Friday at The Book on the Hill.

Now, good night, I'm off to read!


Anonymous said...

I like:

French cover of Confessions of a Shopaholic.

U.S. cover of The Undomestic Goddess

U.S. cover of Remember Me?

Hope your packing etc. goes smoothly!

Lauren said...

I love this feature. I definitely prefer the French covers this week overall, especially for Confessions of a Shopaholic and Remember Me?

Unknown said...

The French covers are really fun!

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Nina said...

I adore the French covers, they are way better than the others. I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Charlotte said...

I like all the French covers best actually ! :)

Aarti said...

Wow, I did not know you live in France or that you are leaving for Japan. Such a jetsetter!! Have fun :-)

Tales of Whimsy said...

The French in all three cases! Toooo cute :)

vvb32 reads said...

i like the french covers too. except for the undomestic domestic goddess one. i'm partial to bags ;-D

Sara said...

I'm a big fan of Sophie Kinsella as well - her books are great! I really like the French covers, the UK and US covers aren't that great if you ask me! I'm planning a post on my blog with the Swedish covers, they're quite different than the UK covers - but I like them! :)

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