When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.


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:

Playing cards “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well” or – Spring: a cover that is mainly the colour green.

Haha – this was a toughie.  Now, this may be a slight cheat because I’ve gone for books with cards on them  but, okay, these are tarot cards – well, I’m going with it.  I’m a big cheater!  But, just to make up for that I’m giving you book 1 and 2 so you can decide which style you like best.  I’ve only read the first in series but do have No.2 and plan to catch up soon:

This is difficult to choose between, I definitely do like the tarot style covers but these two right here really do grab the attention, I just love them:

Which is your favourite?  Next week – back to school!

Future themes:

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”


10 Responses to “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Nice pick for this week’s theme. I’m with you, the concept of the tarot covers is really cool, but the other ones very eye-catching and arresting.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love those covers – and I really do need to catch up soon.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Nathan

    You picked right. I love those covers. And I am still waiting for a third book damn it!

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Six-Gun Tarot was one of the amazing finds I can recall, and I agree with your choice: the card-like covers are intriguing, but they feel somewhat “flat” in comparison with the others. 🙂

  4. cupcakesandmachetes

    Both of those books are excellent! I agree with your cover choices.

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