Friday Face-Off – 20th September 2019

Friday Face-Off – 20th September 2019

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This week’s theme is a book cover featuring hair: “your hair is winter fire, January embers. My heart burns there too.” For this theme I’ve gone with Victor Hugo’s classic Les Miserables.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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And the winner is… COVER F!

For me, I always picture the girl when I think of Les Miserables. With this cover, the grungy, grimey atmosphere really speaks to the poverty that runs through the story, emphasised by the focal point of the girl with her dirty, matted blonde hair.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s theme is a freebie – any cover I fancy. This could be a tough one to pick!

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Friday Face-Off – 13th September 2019

Friday Face-Off – 13th September 2019

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This week’s theme is “unlucky for some” – a book cover that features the word “curse” for Friday 13th. For this theme I have gone back to childhood favourite R.L. Stine and The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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And the winner is… COVER B!

A bit of a rare pick for me, given that I almost always go with the book cover that I owned. That would be cover C. But there was something cheesy and very 1940s/50s in cover B. It sparked a sense of wonder and adventure from its style.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s theme is a cover featuring hair: “your hair is winter fire, January embers. My heart burns there too.”

Friday Face-Off – 6th September 2019

Friday Face-Off – 6th September 2019

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This week’s theme is a book cover that is seasonal for Autumn/Fall: “Warm September brings the fruit.”

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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And the winner is… COVER B!

The tree-lined avenue. The leaves on the ground. The fire red colouring. This cover oozes Autumn in my view!

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s theme is a cover featuring “curse” in the title for Friday 13th: “Unlucky for some!”

Friday Face-Off – 30th August 2019

Friday Face-Off – 30th August 2019

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This week’s theme is a book cover that is mostly yellow: “It was all glimmer and warm honey in the yellow light.” For this one, I’ve gone with The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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And the winner is… COVER C!

I found this one to be dark, moody. There is something ominous about it that spoke to the darker corners of my mind.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s theme is a cover that is seasonal for Autumn/Fall: “Warm September brings the fruit.”

Friday Face-Off – 23rd August 2019

Friday Face-Off – 23rd August 2019

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This week’s theme is a book cover the is from a movie tie in. For this one I’ve picked one of my favourite books and favourite films: The Green Mile by Stephen King.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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And the winner is… COVER A!

Cover A is just fantastic. It has a real Stephen King vibe to it, and points to the supernatural feel of the book.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s theme is a cover that is mostly yellow: “It was all glimmer and warm honey in the yellow light.”

Friday Face-Off – 16th August 2019

Friday Face-Off – 16th August 2019

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This week’s theme is a book cover featuring feathers: “The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes.” For this theme I picked The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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And the winner is… COVER B!

This was a closer one for me. A came close, the colours are wonderful. Cover B took the spoils for me however, that amazing blue colour, the lone feather on the stark black background, simple but effective.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s theme is a cover that is a movie tie in.

Friday Face-Off – 9th August 2019

Friday Face-Off – 9th August 2019

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This week’s theme is a book cover featuring pirates: “I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request.” This week I went with Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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And the winner is… COVER A!

There was something about cover A – the skull and crossed swords in the water is haunting, alluding to something sinister. Cover B came close for me this week, with another dark, atmospheric cover.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s theme is a cover that features feathers: “The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes.”