‘“A book is as dangerous as any journey you might take. The person who closes the back cover may not be the same one that opened the front one. ‘

Posted On 27 January 2017

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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:

Book “A room without books is like a body without a soul”

I struggled with this one a little although I’m sure I’ll think of a load of books the day after!  I’ve gone with the Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman – this is a great series that I can’t recommend enough!

And my winner,:


I love this cover.  It’s simple and classic.  I probably would have preferred this cover with the colouring of the green cover but there you go.

Which is your favourite?

Future themes:

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”


18 Responses to “‘“A book is as dangerous as any journey you might take. The person who closes the back cover may not be the same one that opened the front one. ‘”

  1. Nathan

    I like the green cover too. But I like the key on the blue one.

  2. Lilyn G

    The middle cover.

    I love that quote, too, though. A book is a dangerous journey. I know I’ve read a book and when I was done looked at the world a different way.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a great quote – by Mr Lawrence! He’s got a lot of great quotes tucked up his sleeves!
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The blue cover is quite elegant…

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Great pick, and a great series. And I’ve been thinking about jumping on board this meme, maybe you’ll see me joining the fun very soon 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Excellent – you have such a lot of books to choose from!
      Lynn 😀

  5. Carmen

    Striking cover in an understated kind of way.

  6. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Yep, definitely prefer the blue one!

  7. sjhigbee

    I prefer the blue cover – it is the classiest one:). It’s a series I have waiting on my TBR pile…

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you get the chance to read – I’m loving it.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I’ve got it – but got VERY carried away with NetGalley for February, so it may be a while…

  8. jessicabookworm

    I don’t think I’ve heard of this book but I really like the cover you’ve chosen 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think you would love this series. It’s just fun, entertaining and lovely.
      Lynn 😀

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