‘Yes Hermione, I thinks is going to be exactly like wizards chess’


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:

‘Oh, we loves games! Doesn’t we, precious?’ – a cover featuring a Puzzle or Game

I had a couple of books in mind this week but decided on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone – I’ve used HP a few times but I don’t think I’ve used this particular book and it came to mind because of the Wizard’s Chess game that Ron takes part in.  There are a lot of covers for the HP books so I’ve not posted them all:

The one I’ve picked this week feels like it has a winter vibe:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a musical instrument

Future themes:

29th December – If music be the food of love, play on – a cover featuring a Musical Instrument

5th January – ‘The seaweed is always greener, in somebody else’s lake.’ – Under the Sea

12th January – ‘More than one meaning have I’ – a cover featuring a Knot/knots

19th January – You know your A, B, Cs – a cover made up only of letters/words

26th January – “The grass is always greener on the other side of personal extinction” – a cover featuring grass

2nd February – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – a Psychedelic cover

9th February – ‘My what big teeth you have’ – a cover featuring a cloaked figure 

16th February – ‘Groovy baby’ – a cover that is: Retro

23rd February – “There are too many steps in this castle, and it seems to me they add a few every night, just to vex me”  – a cover featuring a staircase

2nd March – ‘The only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing’ – a cover featuring something from Greek mythology

9th March – ‘…but Icarus flew too close’ – a cover featuring the Sun

16th March – ‘I got no strings to hold me down’ – a cover featuring a doll or puppet

23rd March – “When she was a child, the witch locked her away in a tower that had neither doors nor stairs.” – a cover featuring a Tower

30th March – ‘A little soil to make it grow’ – a cover featuring seeds/spores

6th April –  “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – a cover featuring a family

13th April – ‘lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it’ –  a cover featuring a panorama

20th April – Where there’s fire there’s… – a cover featuring smoke

27th April – ‘Those darling byegone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture’ – a cover that is positively mediaeval 

4th May-  ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’ – a cover featuring a hand/hands

11th May – ‘Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth’ – a cover featuring a dinosaur/s

18th May – ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;’ – a cover featuring a gravestone

25th May – Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap – a cover featuring footsteps

1st June – clinging and invasive – a cover featuring creeping vines

8th June – Raining Cats and Dogs – a cover featuring a stormy sky

9 Responses to “‘Yes Hermione, I thinks is going to be exactly like wizards chess’”

  1. sjhigbee

    What a great choice of book, Lynn. And yes – while there are some really strong covers, here (unlike my featured book!) I will definitely go with your favourite – what a lovely busy scene in Diagon Alley:)

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    That’s also my favorite cover! But there are a lot of other good ones here too, half of these I haven’t even seen before!

    • @lynnsbooks

      So many covers for all the books in this series – guess it just shows when a book is this popular eh.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I like the winter vibe of your choice: it’s perfect for the season 🙂

  4. jessicabookworm

    Although I like your choice, my favourites still have to be Bloomsbury’s original UK covers. 🙂

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