“O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die.”

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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:

The kindest use a knife, because the dead so soon grow cold (A cover which features a knife)

This week I’ve gone for: The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2) by Philip Pullman

To be honest I’m not totally sure I have a favourite this week!  Although I’m strangely drawn to the cat cover and the red cover with the balloon.

Which is your favourite?

Next week – Fire

Future themes:

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)

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22 Responses to ““O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die.””

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Yep, I’m a dog person…but yep, it’s the cat cover that catches my eye. Although there are quite a few good ones here. I really need to pick this series up.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I thought this series was great. The first one was my favourite but it is good throughout.
      Lynn 😀

  2. sjhigbee

    The Subtle Knife is a great choice for this week’s FF:). My favourite is the 5th cover…

    • @lynnsbooks

      I actually struggled a little this week – which I totally didn’t expect.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I like the colors in the first cover of the second row, but the cat is quite distracting and keeps drawing my attention… 😉

  4. Carmen

    I like the second cover in the first row, though that cat’s eyes are quite bewitching. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s not the usual sort of cover that I would like but it really is bewitching.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I don’t know if I have a favorite either, but like you my attention was immediately drawn to the one with the cat. Must be it’s mesmerizing gaze!

  6. Sharry

    The first one’s my fav only because I have this copy and it’s near and dear to my heart 🙂

  7. Wendleberry

    I love the fourth one, with the embossed-looking gold square. Though the red hot air balloon is a close second. These are some really great covers!

    • @lynnsbooks

      They’re all quite different aren’t they – it was a bit of a surprise and I think there were quite a few more but I was trying to keep the numbers reasonable.
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    I am hoping to re-read this very soon 🙂 My copy has the red dagger cover, however I am also very drawn to the cat cover too. Completely out of character for me though, I am not enjoying the purple dagger cover! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I thought of you with that cover – it was a test!! And you passed with flying covers because it isn’t the best cover is it.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Nicola @ Thoughts on Fantasy

    I own the second one, but I’d rather own the fourth one! Something about that gold embossing and the font is appealing, I can imagine the physical copy would look even better. The 5th and 6th ones are nice too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Lots of great covers for this book and in fact for the whole of the series – not really a surprise given it’s popularity.
      Lynn 😀

  10. charlesdoliver

    I like the second cover in the first row, though that cat’s eyes are quite bewitching. I am hoping to re-read this very soon 🙂 My copy has the red dagger cover, however I am also very drawn to the cat cover too.

  11. timothyjcharles

    I am hoping to re-read this very soon 🙂 My copy has the red dagger cover, however I am also very drawn to the cat cover too. Yeah, it’s not the usual sort of cover that I would like but it really is bewitching.

  12. markmhamann

    I am hoping to re-read this very soon 🙂 My copy has the red dagger cover, however I am also very drawn to the cat cover too. Yeah, it’s not the usual sort of cover that I would like but it really is bewitching.

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