Roll up, roll up…


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

Clown “Nobody likes a clown at midnight”

This week’s choice is: It by Stephen King.  Okay, I hate to be predictable but this was the book that immediately came to mind.  I’ve tried to stick mainly with the covers with the clowns so for those of you with a nervous disposition you might want to leave here right now!  Run.  Why are you still here – run, now!!  I won’t tell you again then…

And my winner, as crazy as this may seem, and definitely a bit understated given some of these covers, is:


Okay, no clown, but it just seems so Stephen King to me!

Which is your favourite?

Future themes:

20/01/2017 – Spacecraft “Slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.”

27/01/2017 – Book “A room without books is like a body without a soul”

03/02/2017 – Hotel “Welcome to the Hotel California! Such a lovely place. Such a lovely face. Plenty of space at the Hotel California”

10/02/2017 – Diamonds “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!”

17/02/2017 – Car “Drivin’ along in my automobile”

24/02/2017 Alien – “Aliens – if they exist-are little green men with big eyes and spindly arms…or giant insects or something like a lumpy little creature”

03/03/2017 – Playing cards “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well”

10/03/2017 – School “I never let my schooling interfere with my education”

17/03/2017 – Bird “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs are too sweet and wild”

24/03/2017 – Street lamp “He stood under the street lamp, sleet settling in his hair, hands fisted at his side”

31/03/2017 – Casino “Whisky, gambling and Ferraris are better than housework “

07/04/2017 – Circus “You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town!

14/04/2017 – Easter “The rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate”

21/04/2017 – Bridge “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to push forward”

28/04/2017 – Beach/Seaside”Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!”

05/05/2017 – Lion “If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off”

12/05/2017 – Phone “Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it”

19/05/2017 – Plane “When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….”

26/05/2017 – Mice “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘it might have been’…”

02/06/2017 – Moon “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”

09/06/2017 – Mummy “It shuffles through the dry, dusty darkness”

16/06/2017 – Guitar “You couldn’t not like someone who liked the guitar”

23/06/2017 – Cat “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this”

30/06/2017 – Hat “It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself “

07/07/2017 – Gold “All that is gold does not glitter”

14/07/2017 – Boats “The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat…”

21/07/2017 – Planet “Any planet is ‘Earth’ to those who live on it”

19 Responses to “Roll up, roll up…”

  1. sjhigbee

    Yes – this is definitely the best book choice without a doubt. I really struggled with this one! And I also agree with your choice as the best of your fine selection of covers:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      To be honest we only fairly recently did clowns I think – I didn’t use IT last time but I couldn’t come up with anything more original second time around!
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Excellent choice! Especially considering that since I read this book, a long time ago, I’ve never been able to look at a storm drain in the same way… 😀

  3. Nathan

    I hate clowns. As such I have never read it. Also as such, you picked the right cover because it has no clowns.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Clowns surely are creepy aren’t they – I’m not sure how that happened because surely they weren’t supposed to be creepy originally!
      Lynn 😀

  4. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

    Yay, the third time I’ve seen this theme today.😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, it’s been very popular!
      Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha, it’s been a popular choice – I really wish I could have thought of a different book but I just couldn’t bring one to mind!
      Lynn 😀

      • Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

        Ha, I just think it is/was the obvious choice, I’m actually struggling to think of any other books with clowns in at all yet alone on the cover! 🙂

      • @lynnsbooks

        I know what you mean!
        Lynn 😀

  5. Danya @ Fine Print

    The cover you picked is the same one that I own, and I read it in high school. I’ll never look at balloons, spiders, OR clowns the same again!

  6. Rebecca

    Creeepy! Thanks for posting the new themes. I’m trying to get back on my regular schedule after some post-holiday laziness :p

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I should get on and schedule a few I suppose – but like you, I’m just about getting back on track.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I tried to read this book ages ago, but as is the case with a lot of King’s older work, I just couldn’t get into it. I gave it a chance, but boy was the prose and story bloated!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I guess he has a certain style of writing! I read The Shining fairly recently and it was a lot chunkier than I expected.
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    Oh man this covers are so creepy I can’t really say I have a favourite! I’ve never read this book and not sure I will ever be brave enough too either 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think some of these covers would definitely make me walk (i.e run) away in the opposite direction – very fast!
      Lynn 😀

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