“Life is like a hand of cards’


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:

Casino: “Whisky, gambling and Ferraris are better than housework “

It feels like we only just had this theme so coming up with another cover was not easy.  I’ve had to go with a book off my shelves that I haven’t read yet: Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie (it was either that or a James Bond book).

And my favourite

sharp ends 1

Which is your favourite?  Next week – Circus

Future themes:

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 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”


11 Responses to ““Life is like a hand of cards’”

  1. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

    Ah, the yank cover won!😂 I’ve always loved the UK Abercrombie covers, works of art.

    OK, I’m at a loss, who is the freaky jacked dude on the one cover? The sarcastic part of me wants to ask if that roided up muscle bound fella is in fact Glokta?!😂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I don’t know who that guy is – and i defo wouldn’t pick up that book – covers eh??
      Lynn 😀

  2. Nathan

    I like the blue one with the coins and cards.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a lovely cover and the one I own – I like the graphic, dark, almost sort of manga feel to the other – there’s something now quite right about it but I still like it.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I’ll second Nathan’s motion about the first cover!
    And the third one makes me think about that tattooed character from Guardians of the Galaxy.. 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes – ‘why would I put my finger on his throat’


      Lynn 😀

  4. sjhigbee

    I far prefer the blue cover which I think is beautiful – but there isn’t really a wrong’un among them this week, Lynn. Unlike my selection, I’m sad to say…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I have to come over and check your covers out straight away.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I’ve retreated back into the past again with my book choice – Player of Games by Iain M. Banks…

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Surprised with your pick because most people I know prefer the UK coins and card cover (but I personally agree with your winner 😉 )

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think that cover is great – I like the blue cover – but this one is so sort of grim.
      Lynn 😀

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