“All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told”


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:

Gold “All that is gold does not glitter”

I very much wanted to go with The Hobbit this week – the well known picture with Smaug sat atop his stash of gold but I decided to save him for another occasion.  Instead, I went for a cover that has ‘Gold’ in the title and on the cover – at least in terms of the colour.  Golden Son by Pierce Brown:

Firstly, why is Spiderman on the first cover?  Secondly, seriously, what is he doing there.  Regardless, a strange selection of covers and I have to say my favourite is the one I read:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – Boats

Future themes:

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”


28th July 2017 – The kindest use a knife, because the dead so soon grow cold (A cover which features a knife)

4th August 2017 – From the ashes a fire shall be woken (A cover which features fire)

11th August 2017- No soldier outlives a thousand chances (A cover which features a soldier)

18th August 2017 – The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork (A cover which features food)

25th August 2017 – If I be waspish, best beware my sting (A cover which features an insect)

1st September 2017 – Being born in a stable does not make one a horse (A cover which features a horse)

8th September 2017 – That great condenser of moral chaos, The City (A cover which features a city)


15 Responses to ““All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told””

  1. Tammy

    This was a great choice for this theme:-) I have to say I agree with you, the US cover is the best!

  2. Delia@Postcards from Asia

    I like the cover you’ve chosen and also the one next to it because it reminds me of an edition of Fahrenheit 451 with a paper man on the cover. I absolutely love that book.

  3. sjhigbee

    Marvellous choice and great book – I also think your favourite is mine, too:)).

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Yes, there are some weird covers there, and none of them capture the essence of the book as the original one, and your choice. Although the last cover, the one next to the original, almost looks like a scene from one of the battles, and it’s at least interesting…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, some unusual covers for sure but the one you mention at also caught my eye and made me feel of the battles.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    I don’t know this book so purely going by cover appeal I agree with your choice 🙂

  6. Carmen

    Yes, that’s the cover I recognize, and the one I like best. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s an effective cover I think and quite simple.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    LOL at your comments about the first cover! For real though, for such an awesome book, I don’t know if any of its covers really do it justice. If I had to choose I’d go with the Del Rey one too 🙂

  8. proxyfish

    Ahaha Spiderman…great choices though! I’d never seen any covers other than your favourite before – and it still remains my favourite too! 😀

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