Friday Face-Off – 18th October 2019

Friday Face-Off – 18th October 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 featuring a scream: “It’s your favourite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.”

For this theme I’ve picked The Case of the Screaming Woman by Erle Stanley Gardner.

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… IT’S A DRAW!

Covers A and B are my winners. They both spoke to me, giving off a vibe from vintage Hollywood.

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 scary cover of my choosing for Halloween.

Friday Face-Off – 11th October 2019

Friday Face-Off – 11th October 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 featuring an inn: “And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

Kein Leben ohne Minibar von Will Wiles
And the winner is… COVER B!

Simple yet effective. For some reason this one really caught my eye, even though it doesn’t have a lot going on.

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 scream: “It’s your favorite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.”

Friday Face-Off – 4th October 2019

Friday Face-Off – 4th October 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 60s horror: “Feed me, Seymour!” For this I’ve picked Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.

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 G!

This was very nearly a draw. Cover G just edged it for me. The colours and art style caught my attention, alongside the somewhat deranged look on the merry-go-round horse. Cover B was a close second – I really liked the vibrant yet simple style to this one.

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 an inn: “And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”

Friday Face-Off – 27th September 2019

Friday Face-Off – 27th 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 freebie: a book of my choice. For this I’ve gone for Stephen King’s From a Buick 8.

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!

This one really catches my eye. The car somehow looks menacing, almost evil.

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 60s horror: “Feed me, Seymour!”

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!

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!”