Friday Face-Off – 16th October 2020

Friday Face-Off – 16th October 2020

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 Friday Face-Off theme is a cover featuring spider’s web: “Farewell, Aragog, king of the arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you would never forget!” This week I picked The Spider’s Web by Joseph Roth.

And the winner is… IT’S A DRAW!

I’ve not had a draw in a while. Cover A is just beautiful. It’s so simple, but the stunning shapes of the spider web with the little dew droplets is just incredible. Cover E is the other winner. I’ve not read this book, but I read the synopsis, and this cover is fitting. It’s rather chilling, the stylised spider with the face of Hitler sat in the middle of his web. It’s quite an imposing image, and very portentous given the time it was written and what came next.

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 ripped or torn – interpret that as you will.

Friday Face-Off – 9th October 2020

Friday Face-Off – 9th October 2020

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 Friday Face-Off theme is a cover featuring mist or fog: “A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.” This week I’ve gone with The Mist by Stephen King.

And the winner is… COVER C!

The eerie silhouette in the thick mist, the outline of the hands. And to cap it off, the bloody smears. That one wins it for me.

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 a spider web: “Farewell, Aragog, king of the arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you would never forget!”

Friday Face-Off – 2nd October 2020

Friday Face-Off – 2nd October 2020

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 Friday Face-Off theme is a cover that features a striking font. This week I’ve gone with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby.

And the winner is… COVER E!

This one screams of the Art Deco era. The font, the design work and the colours. It works on all levels for me.

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 mist or fog: “A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.”

Friday Face-Off – 25th September 2020

Friday Face-Off – 25th September 2020

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 Friday Face-Off theme is a cover that is busy. I’ve chosen Sir Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards!

And the winner is… COVER D!

This one is the one I own. Pictures never do the covers in this series any justice. Vibrant colours, stunning foils. Just an incredible design. Cover A is my second choice design – it’s an iconic design and certainly fits the bill as being busy.

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 with a standout font.

Friday Face-Off – 18th September 2020

Friday Face-Off – 18th September 2020

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 Friday Face-Off theme is a cover that is minimalist. I’ve gone with a book that, though I’ve never read it, seems to get more and more timely with every passing year – 1984 by George Orwell.

And the winner is… COVER A!

This one has got to be one of the simplest designes I think I have picked for a Friday Face-Off, let alone as a winner. The clinical, sterile white with that startling blue eye watching all is somewhat disconcerting. Cover B is a close second this week!

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 with a busy design.

Friday Face-Off – 11th September 2020

Friday Face-Off – 11th September 2020

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 Friday Face-Off theme is a cover that is patterned. I’ve selected Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for this theme.

And the winner is… COVER D!

A simple design, but very striking. I love the rich colours too.

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 with a minimalistic design.

Friday Face-Off – 4th September 2020

Friday Face-Off – 4th September 2020

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 Friday Face-Off theme is a cover that gives off winter vibes – “in the winter she curls up with a good book and dreams the cold away.” This week I have chosen The Katharina Code by Jørn Lier Horst.

And the winner is… COVER A!

The snowy landscape is just incredible. The lone figure wandering off into the forest of trees, with a slight inviting glow of light in the distance. The footprints in the snow are a final touch that finishes this design off.

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 with a patterned design.

Friday Face-Off – 28th August 2020

Friday Face-Off – 28th August 2020

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 Friday Face-Off theme is a cover featuring a dark road – “the road goes ever on and on.” I’ve picked Cormac McCarthy’s The Road for this week’s Friday Face-Off theme.

And the winner is… COVER B!

I’m not a massive fan of movie tie-in covers, so all of these were out of contention. The angle and composition are imposing in their own right. The image being in negative only enhances the atmosphere. Close second is Cover G – I absolutely love the art 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 a dark road – “the road goes ever on and on.”

Friday Face-Off – 21st August 2020

Friday Face-Off – 21st August 2020

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 Friday Face-Off theme is a cover featuring a potion: “Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble!” This week I went with Wyrd Sisters by Sir Terry Pratchett.

And the winner is… COVER F!

I love the design of the bubbling cauldron filled with some form of potion. It’s a wonderful design, and rather striking on the black background.

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 a dark road – “the road goes ever on and on.”

Friday Face-Off – 14th August 2020

Friday Face-Off – 14th August 2020

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 Friday Face-Off theme is a cover featuring glasses or spectacles – “One could mention many lovable traits in Smee. For instance, after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon.”. This week I went with Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

And the winner is… COVER B!

Simple and beautiful. I love the image of the typewriter with a pair of reading glasses near by. I imagine the writer taking a brief break. In fairness most of these are winners in my book as I absolutely love the old typewriters. Cover H is a special mention though this week as my runner up!

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 a potion – “Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble!”