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.”

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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.”

Friday Face-Off – 2nd August 2019

Friday Face-Off – 2nd 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 children. I’ve gone with Five Children and It by E. Nesbit.

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… IT’S A DRAW!

Covers A and B tied for the win for me this week. Cover B has the Quentin Blake feel that I love in children’s books, I’ve always loved his art style. As for cover A, it is simple but definitely puts me in mind of the titular “It”, otherwise known as the Psammead.

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 pirates: “I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request.”

Friday Face-Off – 26th July 2019

Friday Face-Off – 26th July 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 was meant to be a cover that is upside down. I struggled when I ran a cursory search, and with a busy week at work time ran out on me, so in recognition of recent UK temperatures I have made a unilateral decision to make the theme for this week as a cover that looks hot.

For this week’s theme I have gone with Wilbur Smith’s Desert God.

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 A!

The flames on the landscape are a fairly accurate representation for how hot my house feels right now. That and I love the scene of the pyramids with the sun glowing from behind.

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 children: “There are children here somewhere. I can smell them.”

Friday Face-Off – 19th July 2019

Friday Face-Off – 19th July 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 cover that is grainy or looks like white noise: “You can’t choose between life and death when we’re dealing with what is in between.”

For this week’s theme I have gone with Don DeLillo’s White Noise.

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 D!

This one was a stand out winner for me. It was simple, but the silhouette intrigued me greatly.

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 upside down: “Ludo ….. down.”