‘Groovy baby…’


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:

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – a Psychedelic cover

This week I had a few books in mind – there are some cracking sci-fi covers that would have fit this week’s theme but I’ve gone for a book that is a bit trippy to read and has a cover to match:  The Hike by Drew Magary.  I loved this book and think it deserves a shout out whenever possible:

I like the original cover – which is the fourth one shown but my favourite this week is:


Because of the funky blue crab.

Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a cloaked figure

Future themes:

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

17 Responses to “‘Groovy baby…’”

  1. Tammy

    I am making it a point to read this very soon! Everyone seems to love it:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      This was great – just so unexpected in every way.
      Lynn 😀

  2. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    Yes! That one in my favorite too! 🙂 I really wanted to like the Chinese one, but I kept feeling like there was something aspect about it that wasn’t complied polished-off or finished yet?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I know what you mean. Plus – gigantic, psychedelic crab – what’s not to like.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Looks like we chose the same book! My favorite was the Viking edition 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – out of all the books! I was going to go with a retro sci fi book – some of those were very psychedelie indeed.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    That crab in the middle of the page is certainly eye-catching! And it shouts “weird!!!” at the top its lungs… that it, if crabs have lungs… 😀 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I don’t know if crabs have lungs – possibly not – but this one would certainly shout ‘weird’ if it did.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Carmen

    Nice choice. I like the second cover.

    • @lynnsbooks

      This was such an unusual book – not surprising it has psychedelic covers to match.
      Lynn 😀

  6. proxyfish

    I love these covers! My favourite is the fourth cover but hours comes a close second!! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Fourth is really good and is the cover I’m most familiar with – but I had to go with the crab. 😀

  7. Steve Smith

    I love your choices here! I am also a big fan of the Friday Face-Off, but last year sadly got in the way of my participation. I am all set to join you again on the Face-Off trail from this Friday!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Excellent – I look forward to checking out your posts.
      Lynn 😀

      • Steve Smith

        It was so good getting back into searching for covers. Think I have chosen my book covers for through to April so far!

  8. Danya @ Fine Print

    Oooh, good pick! I like the original cover too, but my favourite is actually the first one! There’s something about the placement of the images that just works for me.

    • @lynnsbooks

      This book is so perfect for this week because the content is also just as psychedelic as the covers.
      Lynn 😀

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