“I should infinitely prefer a book.”


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:

 ‘Desperate affairs require desperate measures’ – a regency style cover

I had a couple of books in mind for this one but I’ve gone for Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library.  Not sure if this is a perfect representation but anyway!:

My favourite:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a key

Future themes:

10th November 2017 – ‘zip it, lock it and throw away the key – a cover featuring a key

17th November 2017 – Snap! – a cover featuring a double image or reflection

24th November 2017 – ‘I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently’ – a cover featuring snow

1st December 2017 – The pen is mightier than the sword – a cover featuring a fancy font

8th December 2017 – ‘Do not go gentle’ – a cover featuring the night…

15th December 2017 – Hubble bubble toil and trouble – a cover featuring a portion/perfume bottle

21 Responses to ““I should infinitely prefer a book.””

  1. Amanda @ Literary Weaponry

    When I initially read this book a few months ago I had no idea how many covers there were for it. It was actually a little alarming how many there were just for English! The one I ended up reading was red. Great book just curious why it needed so many cover changes for one language.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah it’s always puzzling to me too. Sometimes it seems the hardback and paperback have a different cover, then there’s the kindle edition and audio – you’d think they would use the same cover really.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I have to agree with you on this one. I think simpler is better.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I do love simplicity in covers – sometimes anyway.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Good choice: that dark blue with the subtle gold piping is quite elegant… 🙂

  4. Carmen

    Yes, I agree, though I also fancy the yellowish one.

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’ve always found the US/UK covers to be a bit plain, to be honest, which is probably why my favorite is the first one! Haven’t seen that one before, it’s pretty!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I know what you mean, there’s not much going on – but they seemed perfect for this week, alhough tbh, I think I’ve used this book before so I did feel a bit guilty. I had a couple of other books in mind but they didn’t really work out.
      Lynn 😀

  6. sjhigbee

    No doubt about it, that blue cover is the classiest:). Yes – given how similar the UK/US covers are, it is surprising they are different. Unless they are produced by different publishers, of course – that might be it?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Could be – I’m a bit useless when it comes to publishers – and all the smaller houses that seem to be linked or part of a bigger group. It just amazes and dumbfounds me in equal measure. Clearly I’m a simple girl. 😀

      • sjhigbee

        The whole scene has certainly massively changed in a relatively short space of time. And not necessarily for the better…

  7. Rebecca

    The purple one is pretty awesome!

    • @lynnsbooks

      You have to love the colour purple – it’s just so lovely isn’t it – and used to be reserved for royalty apparently (in the UK I think).
      Lynn 😀

      • Rebecca

        Yeah, purple dye was made out of a sea creature of some sort and they needed like a zillion of them to make a little dye. If I remember my history correctly 😋

      • @lynnsbooks

        Therefore making it too expensive no doubt for the masses eh! I didn’t know that but I had an inkling at the back of my mind that it used to be worm primarily by royalty so that definitely makes sense.
        Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    I haven’t read this but I like your cover choice 🙂

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