‘Double, double toil and trouble..’


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme being hosted by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite books covers.  The rules are fairly simple and can be found here.  Each week, following a predetermined theme choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.  Simples.  This week the theme is:

Which Witch is Which?

A cover which features a witch and/or witchcraft

This week rather than go for one book with different covers I’ve gone for four books within a series.  The Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett:

I love this series, such good fun and the wee free men are awesome.  In terms of covers I really like all of these – okay, the first one doesn’t feature a witch but the other three do.  I think out of them all it’s a difficult choice between I Shall Wear Midnight and Wintersmith.  I almost went for a tie but I admit that although I love he feel of the Midnight book Wintersmith takes the biscuit for me.  I love that cover.  It’s so lovely.


Next week the theme is:

Just Then Flew Down a Monstrous Crow

A cover which features a bird


21 Responses to “‘Double, double toil and trouble..’”

  1. jessicabookworm

    I sadly haven’t read any of the Tiffany Aching books yet, though we do have a copy of Wintersmith however it’s cover is nowhere near as pretty as that one! I love the covers for I Shall Wear Midnight and Wintersmith – I think I Shall Wear Midnight just pips it for me 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the Tiffany Aching series – it’s just so good and I think you would absolutely love it. The sense of humour is brilliant and the storylines really good too.
      Lynn 😀

  2. sjhigbee

    Ooo… I FAR prefer all the US covers to the UK ones for this fabulous series. I’ve got all the UK versions and they’re frankly rather sad… Whereas these are far prettier – and I’m with you – I think ‘Wintersmith’ just edges it:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do too, and the last two are really good. Wintersmith is very pretty – not as ‘witchy’ as maybe I should have gone for with this theme, but – she is a witch!
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        And there is such a thing as being too cliched – which is why I went for my choices. I looked through the witchy covers I had and decided they were far too similar… And that’s why I like your covers so much – they’re different, too:)

      • @lynnsbooks

        I was originally going to compare the US and UK series because they’re so very different – which actually on reflection would have been good! Oh well, hindsight!

      • sjhigbee

        Oh, I prefer the approach you took – because I happen to think the UK covers are all wincingly bad… Which is a real shame.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Agreed – which is really why I didn’t stick with the original plan.
        Lynn 😀

  3. Carmen

    I agree with your choice of cover, but I also fancy the one with the hat.

  4. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I think I Shall Wear Midnight and Wintersmith are well ahead of the first two, and I think I’ll have to do with Wintersmith as well. That grumpy gnome face does it for me XD

  5. proxyfish

    I so want to read these! Wintersmith is definitely the winner! Love that little dude. Must up my Pratchett quota 😛

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved these books. The Wee Free Men are so funny and all the witchy tropes get a good looking at fun poked at them! Great humour and good plots.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Call me shallow, but the first wo covers have a…well, old feel to them that just don’t work for me! I agree with your choice 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m not feeling the first covers – they’re a bit, well, maybe, young?? Not sure if that’s what I really mean but something doesn’t appeal.

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