‘I’m just going to stay here, in the darkness under the arch. I can hear you all out there, trip-trapping, trip-trapping over my bridge..’


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:

Bridge “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to push forward”

This week I’ve gone for a series.  The Alex Verus series by Benedict Jack.  Lots of bridges sprinkled around both sets of covers.  A good series that I do need to catch up with:



I like both sets to be honest but something just screams out at me to pick these covers with the stylised fonts:

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Which is your favourite?


Next week – Beach/Seaside

Future themes:

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”


16 Responses to “‘I’m just going to stay here, in the darkness under the arch. I can hear you all out there, trip-trapping, trip-trapping over my bridge..’”

  1. alwaystrustinbooks

    The first set are so much cooler 😀

  2. Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

    Definitely the first set.😀

  3. Tammy

    I am not familiar with this series at all, but I do love bridges, and I feel like I have many books with bridges on the cover. I need to start joining in with this meme, if only I had a little more time.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, you should, there’s a whole list of topics and you probably have hundreds more covers to choose from. Are you joining Tough Travel – Assassins next month?

      • Tammy

        Maybe! I need to start thinking about it:-)

  4. sjhigbee

    I like both sets of covers – Jacka is really fortunate in that they both are cool and apt – but the first set does it for me. Great choice of book, Lynn.

    • @lynnsbooks

      This is a series that I was enjoying and just need to go back and catch up – similarly with Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Both cracking series that, in my opinion, just go on getting better as they progress.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yeah, I need to catch up – I think I’ve read just the first two (or maybe the third as well). Will have to go and take a look.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Yes – I think there’s another coming out this year.

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I vote for the last cover, the one with the evil-eyed bridge! 😀
    Amazing, astounding work! **cheering**

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Wow, look at all those bridges. I think it’s cool that we both posted a cover this week that featured the Tower Bridge. When I was researching “bridge covers” for this topic, I was delighted to see how often it showed up on covers to books set in London. It’s such a beautiful landmark.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I was going to say the very same thing on your blog post too! Tower Bridge is just so eye catching – and so easily identified, no wonder it’s used quite often.
      Lynn 😀

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