“You have nice manners for a thief and a liar,”


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:

All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter

A cover which features gold

It’s almost as though this week’s event has been waiting especially for me.  For those of you who visit here occasionally you’ll no doubt know what my choice is going to be.  I just can’t help it!  I’ve been saving this book and this week’s theme is the perfect fit:

 I actually like all these covers.  The first is the anniversary edition and I think it’s lovely (plus gold topped mountains so it does feature gold!), the middle book is the book I own and I’m familiar with and love – but the end book (which I also own – is just the book that springs to mind immediately when I think of the Hobbit.  Come on, Smaug, is here, with an abundance of gold.  Given the title as well this week’s winner for me is:

Hobbit 1

Check out next week’s theme which is going to be awesome:

17th June | Better a Witty Fool than a Foolish Wit

A cover which features a fool or jester

“A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit


12 Responses to ““You have nice manners for a thief and a liar,””

  1. sjhigbee

    Oh haven’t you done well! I, too, love ALL your covers – and while I’m acquainted with the first two and we also own the middle edition, after earlier ones have fallen to pieces – I hadn’t seen the last one, which I think is fantastic. And – as you say – fits the brief perfectly…:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the third cover and it’s the first thing that sprang to mind.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Would it be crazy to say that I find the Smaug on that cover totally *adorable*? 😀

  3. jessicabookworm

    I love all these covers – my own copy has the same illustration as your winner 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a great cover and it was the first thing that came to mind.
      Lynn 😀

  4. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    That Smaug cover was the FIRST cover that came to mind when I saw this week’s topic XD However, I prefer the cover in the middle… and the one of the left – those are the editions I own for The Hobbit and The Lords of the Rings trilogy Lol

    • @lynnsbooks

      Me too. I have a set with all four books. I also have LotR hardback and the gold cover and an illustrated book for the Hobbit
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Agree! Gotta go with the one with the actual dragon!

  6. Carmen

    Hands down the winner is the one with Smaug and the gold.

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