“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”


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:

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

This week my book choice is The Hum and the Shiver (Tufa #1) by Alex Bledsoe – I read this quite a while ago and really enjoyed it – in fact I should try to catch up with the rest of the series:


Next week – a cover that features ‘Under the Sea’

Future themes:

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

11 Responses to ““Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!””

  1. Tammy

    I’ve never read this book, but I do like those covers. I love the cover you picked, it’s very moody!

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I haven’t read this particular book, but I’ve read another one in the same series. I thought I was familiar with all the covers, how in the hell have I never noticed there was a violin in this one before now? 😛

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, one of the covers is very dark and a bit difficult to spot the violin – I think that might have been my cover. It took me ages this week to come up with something.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Carmen

    I like the cover you chose. The first one is not bad either. 🙂

  4. sjhigbee

    I love the title – and I like the author, so as I haven’t read this one, I need to track it down. As ever, Lynn, you’ve nailed it. Though I like both covers…

    • @lynnsbooks

      This was a good read – rural fantasy – I need to get on with the rest of the books in the series.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    I’ve not heard of this book before, but I think your choice is lovely. 🙂

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