Friday Face Off : Where there’s fire there’s…


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:

Where there’s fire there’s… – a cover featuring smoke

I thought I might struggle this week but I looked on my shelves and came up with a couple of books I could use but I absolutely couldn’t resist using : Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones.  I love this book.  I love the film too.

This is difficult to choose.  The green and purple (end of second row from the bottom) was the copy I owned and so obviously I like that cover, I also like the bottom left cover.  I also like the two top corners but,

My favourite this week :


I do like this cover although that is one rather big castle!  Still, I like this one

Next week – a cover that is mediaeval

Future themes:

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

24 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Where there’s fire there’s…”

  1. Tammy

    Super hard to choose, but I’ll go with the bottom left. I love the colors😁

  2. PerfectlyTolerable

    I agree with your choice! Tho I also like the second to last cover, where the castle has legs.

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  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I think I’d also pick the bottom left

  5. Carmen

    I fancy the last one; it’s so colorful and evocative! 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a very colourful bunch of covers isn’t it. Playful almost.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    A difficult choice: I love these covers and the moving castle is… well, “adorable” might not be the perfect word, but I like it… 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Actually – adorable is the perfect word. I love it.
      Lynn 😀

  7. sjhigbee

    I love your choice and I also like the cover with the castle running away on legs… Delightfully steampunkish:)). What a good book to select for this week’s theme, Lynn.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do love this book – and the film – so I was happy when I thought of it.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I’ve never seen the film – and I think I ought to.

      • @lynnsbooks

        You could watch it with your grandchildren – I’m desperately trying to recall what age it’s appropriate for but I don’t think there’s anything untoward.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I’m sure it won’t be unsuitable:). I’ll have a hunt around for it…

      • @lynnsbooks

        Hope you enjoy it – I love a bit of anime so it works well for me.
        Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Definitely, no contest, your pick is the best there!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Loads of covers for this one – I could have gone on for days!
      Lynn 😀

  9. Wendleberry

    The green and purple one is both the one i own and my favourite, but your pick is a close second. I think most of them are too childish for my tastes.

    • @lynnsbooks

      They are very childlike but I still like them – especially the castle that’s walking. But then, I love the film too.
      Lynn 😀

  10. jessicabookworm

    Shockingly I still haven’t read this! I am initially drawn to the purple and green in the cover at the end of the second row from the bottom, however I really like the illustration on the cover on the bottom left. 🙂

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