“P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.”


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:

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

This week the first book that sprang to mind was Mice and Men – but, in spite of the title I’m not sure there are any mice on the covers.  I knew there were mice on the cover of Hitchhikers Guide but the book that really jumped out to me was Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

Next week – Moon

Future themes:

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 ““P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.””

  1. Carmen

    I agree, and I loved that header quote; just lovely!

  2. Nathan

    I had stopped crying over that book and now you bring it up again. Sigh, more tears a coming.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Sorry about that 😦 It is such a very excellent book though – *runs for hankies*

  3. Tammy

    I like the cover you picked as well. Oh Lynn now I’m going to cry because I’m remembering how much this book makes me cry!

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I will join the collective sniffling here: the quote you chose for the title is more than heart-wrenching….

  5. proxyfish

    I really love that cover too – though I do love the ink blot! I haven’t even read this yet – though it seems crying is the likely outcome if I do!

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    That’s a great one that you picked! I also love the first one with the blue maze on red though. I also ought to read this book at some point 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like all three of these covers but I have a soft spot for SF Masterworks, or so it seems.
      Lynn 😀

  7. sjhigbee

    Ha ha! SNAP – I chose the same book. The covers would not be denied… I loved the same one that you selected as your favourite – the blue cover is beautiful:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      I had a couple that came to mind but I always intended to go with this one tbh.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        As soon as I came across the covers, it was a no-brainer for me, too:)

  8. jessicabookworm

    I haven’t read this book, but I think this is a tough toss up between the mouse and maze idea of the first and last cover, which you choose. While I prefer the bright colours in the first cover, I think it is pretty cool that the maze is made of circuit boards in your winner. Actually I have the SF Masterworks cover for Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, that is cool as well to be fair.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the SF Masterworks covers – well, usually I do anyway! 😀

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