Friday Face Off : Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap


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 – the list has been updated to help out those of you who like to plan ahead – if you have a cover in mind that you’re really wanting to share then feel free to leave a comment about a future suggested theme. This week’s theme:

Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap – a cover featuring footsteps

Wow this week was a struggle. I did eventually manage to find a couple of books but I finally decided upon Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe because it’s covers are perfect for this week’s theme:

Being a classic there were of course plenty of covers but I’ve kept to a reasonable number.  I think my choice this week is between these two:

And, simply because I find the white banner along the bottom a little annoying my favourite this week is:


Next week – a cover featuring creeping vines

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ of one of your favourite covers)

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

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

15th June – Live in the saddle.  Die on the hog – a cover featuring riders

22nd June -‘Murder most foul, as in the best it is’ – a cover featuring a murder scene

29th June – ‘Lips as red as the rose’ – a cover that is predominantly red

6th July – ‘The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow, ‘ – a cover that is windswept

13th July –‘There’s more of gravy than of grave about you’ – a cover featuring a ghost or spectre

20th July -‘In winter with warm tears I’ll melt the snow’A cover featuring icicles or snow

27th July – “I saw huge buildings rise up faint and fair, and pass like dreams.”  – a cover that is steampunk

3rd August – “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” – a cover featuring a starry sky

10th August – ‘…Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again! – A cover with a mask

17th August – ‘Knock, knock… ‘who’s there?’ – A cover featuring a door ajar or closed

24th August – ‘To be a legend, you’ve either got to be dead, or excessively old!’ – A cover with a title featuring the word ‘legend’

31st August – ‘“Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy’ – A cover featuring a goblin or dwarves

7th September – ‘Mirror, Mirror on the wall – A cover featuring a queen

14th September – “He had killed man, the noblest game of all, and he had killed in the face of the law of club and fang.” – A cover featuring a wolf or wolves

21st September – ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ – a cover featuring clouds

28th September – Eyes wide shut – a cover featuring eyes

5th October – “He sounded like a man who had slept well and didn’t owe too much money.” – A cover that is ‘noir’

12th October – “The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”  – A cover for a mystery novel

19th October -“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”  – A horror cover

26th October – Trick or treat – A halloween inspired cover

2nd November – ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November,’ – A cover inspired by Bonfire Night

9th November – ‘All right! They’re spiders from Mars! You happy?’ – A cover feturing a critter of the eight legged variety

16th November – There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.’  – A scary cover

23rd November – ‘The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!’ – A cover featuring a mermaid/man

30th November – “..the children of the night. What music they make!” – a cover with a vampire

7th December – ‘I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.’ – A cover featuring a hero

14th December -“Heavy is the head that wears the crown”  – A cover featuring a crown

21st December – ‘ho, ho, ho’ – A seasonal cover

28th December – A freebie – choose one of your favourite titles and compare the covers


4th January – A cover that is fresh – New beginnings for a New Year

11th January – ‘I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king’ – A cover that depicts a novel set in the Tudor period

18th January – A cover featuring an Amulet – either in the cover or title

25th January – ‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.’ – A cover featuring a monk/priest/person of the cloth

1st February – A comedy cover

8th February – ‘Hi little cub. Oh no, don’t be ssscared.’ – A cover with snakes

15th February – A heart – for Valentine’s day past

22nd February – “Woe, destruction, ruin, and decay; the worst is death and death will have his day.” – A cover with abandoned building/s

1st March – ‘who will buy this wonderful morning’ – A cover featuring a shop or market

8th March – ‘Two little fishes and a momma fishy too’ – A cover featuring a fish/fishes or other sea creatures

15th March – ‘Beware the moon, lads.’ – A cover with a shapeshifter

22nd March – ‘A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse’ – A cover featuring a king

29th March – “I thought unicorns were more . . . Fluffy.”  – A cover featuring a unicorn

5th April – ‘nomad is an island’ – A cover featuring a desert landscape

12th April – ‘Odin, Odin, send the wind to turn the tide – A cover featuring a longboat

19th april – ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – A cover featuring a school

21 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap”

  1. Megan @ Ginger Mom

    This is a great choice 🙂 It’s my first week doing the Friday Face Off and I was amazed how difficult it was for me to choose LOL.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I hope it’s the first of many weeks for you. Sometimes the themes are a bit tough I must admit – and sometimes choosing between the covers equally so. I look forward to seeing what you came up with.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    This was a great choice! I struggled with this theme as well. I really love both the second cover and the second to last. Quite a variety here!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, lots of covers available for this particular book – in fact I became a bit bogged down in looking at them all so decided to quit while I was ahead.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Perfect choice! That lone footprint in the sand speaks of the man’s total isolation more than a thousand words…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I hadn’t really thought of that, but you’re quite right.
      Lynn 😀

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  5. PerfectlyTolerable

    I like the green cover best! Its really pretty 🙂 I am not a huge fan of the Barnes and Noble covers with the peach boarders, but I like the image of the footprint

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I really like that green cover too – it’s so unusual for this story.
      Lynn 😀

  6. sjhigbee

    I love robinson6 with the ideal desert island. I do like your sandy footprint, but I’m frankly allergic to heavy borders with a small box for the artwork – but this is a great choice for the subject, which was quite tricky to find:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was definitely a tricky theme. Could do with some nice easy ones after that!
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Oh yes! That would be great:))

  7. Carmen

    I like the first cover on top despite the lack of footprints. 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is actually a really fitting cover for this story tbh.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I like the one in the very center. Something about the image of a palm tree calms me…tropical paradise and all 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      That cover makes me want to go on holiday. I should be lying under that palm tree with a book and a long drink of something nice.
      Lynn 😀

  9. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I have soft spot for the Collins Classics cover – I have a few classics in their editions, although not Robinson Crusoe. The copy I have is my granddad’s old hardback copy, which he was bought when he was a child in hospital with appendicitis. Apparently it is one of three books he has ever read in his life… Only three books I hear you cry? I know! Not sure if we’re truly related, accept that I also had appendicitis as a child 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      Your granddad sounds a little like my husband. He’s read more than three books – but that’s probably about the sum total of books that he reads each year. It’s lovely that you have your granddad’s copy.
      Lynn 😀

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