Bookending Winter is an event hosted by Sam of Fictionally Sam and Clo of Cuppa Clo in which book bloggers from all over get together to discuss books using summer themes. There are lots of great prompts I’m excited to respond to.
Today’s prompt is brought to you by Sam of Fictionally Sam.
Inspired by Jimmy Fallon’s popular segment, Choose your favorite Winter/Holiday reads and use google translate to translate it to a random foreign language and then back to English!
Much like Gerry of The Book Nook UK, I’m instead going to be using a few of my favorite reads of 2020. I love doing Google Translates posts (check out another one here), so I’m really excited for some more laughs!
Each city has a soul. Some are as old as news, while others are as new and abusive as children. New York? That’s five.
But every city has a close feature. Evil monsters, ancient, tremble underground, threatening to destroy the city and its five defenses unless they can collect it and set it up forever.
In the land of Bethel, the words of the prophet are the law, and the existence of Emanuel Moore is blasphemous. The mother’s relationship with outsiders of another race put her once proud family into shame, so Immanuelle did her best to worship her father, abide by the sacred etiquette, and live in submission and dedication like all other women. And a life of absolute harmony. Built-in.
However, an accident lured her into the forbidden forest near Bethel. The first prophet chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits were still lurking there, and they gave Emanuel a gift: a diary of her dead mother. When Emanuel was looking for shelter in the forest, she was shocked to learn.
Falling in love with the secrets of the diary, Immanuelle struggles to understand how her mother was absorbed by the witch. But when she started to learn the tragic facts about the church and its history, she realized that the real threat to Bethel was her own darkness. She began to understand that if Bethel wants to change, it must start with it.
After receiving a desperate letter from her newly married cousin, begging someone to save her from a mysterious fate, Noemi Taboada heads to High Place, a remote home in rural Mexico. He doesn’t know what to find. The handsome Englishman, who is the husband of his cousin, is a foreigner and Noemi knows little about this area.
Noemi is no new savior: She is a debutant starter and her soft clothes and bright red lipsticks are perfect for a cocktail party more than an amateur But she is tough and smart, she doesn’t want to she that feareth not, and shall not be afraid. Not by his father, the old mansions as Naomi liked; Not in the house itself, which would begin to attack Naomi’s dreams with bloodshed and death.
The only thing he cares about is the youngest son in the family. Shy and humble, she wants to help Noemí, but perhaps hides the dark knowledge of her family’s past. Because there are many secrets behind the high-altitude walls. The wealth of the family and the melting of the ancient empire protected them from prying eyes, but as November delved deeper into the history of violence and resentment.
Noemí was attracted by the horror and seductive world of High Place, and soon realized that this mysterious building will never be abandoned.
This is a magical island. This is an amazing show. This is a secret.
Linus Baker leads a stable life. At the age of forty, he lived in a small house with a devil cat and his ancient story. As a case worker of the Wizarding Boys’ Stormtrooper department, she uses her days to take care of the lives of orphans approved by the government.
When Linus was not summoned by the very high-level managers, he was given a very interesting and exciting task: to visit the parish of Marsyas Island, where six wonderful children lived: goblins, sprites and flying dragons, invisible green, a-Pomeranian and Antichrist. Linus had to sort out his fears and decide whether they should be eliminated.
However, children are not the only thing that the ship hides. Their guardian is the mysterious villain Arthur Parnassus, who will do everything he can to protect his class. As Arthur and Linus get closer and closer and the long-standing secret is revealed, Linus has a choice: renovate the house and study global warming.
Um, close enough lol? Would you read these books? I think I still would.
Catch you next time on