Friday Face Off : ‘“Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy’

Posted On 31 August 2018

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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:

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

This was a struggle.  I had a couple of books in mind with my fingers crossed that one of the covers might have had a goblin or a dwarf but unfortunately that wasn’t the case so I’m going with a favourite.  The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.  I’ve gone for slightly different covers from usual so here they are.

My covers:

There are many covers for the Hobbit as you may be able to imagine.  I’ve kept myself within some restraints.  My favourite from these covers is:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a queen

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

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

14 Responses to “Friday Face Off : ‘“Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy’”

  1. Literary Feline

    I came really close to using this one because I have at least read the books and I do like many of the covers. I went with one that has been on my TBR pile awhile though–and I’m afraid I am not a big fan of any of the covers. Oh well! My first time participating and I couldn’t pick a favorite. Haha Anyway, I am glad to be participating just the same and look forward to next week. 🙂 Thanks for hosting, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I was struggling this week – I’ve probably used this book before, Tolkien seems to be my fallback position for some many memes! Still, if the boot fits!
      lynn 😀

  2. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I agree with your pick. Love the blue, and the dragon and the silhouettes

    • @lynnsbooks

      No doubt I’d have a different choice if I’d used more covers but I really like that one.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Carmen

    Yes, I totally agree. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Of course with so many different covers to choose from (not displayed here) it could be a completely different story.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Jackie

    I agree with your choice of cover. I like that one the best because it shows two dwarves maybe Gimli? And Frodo? And Gandalf along with Smaug the Terrible.

    • @lynnsbooks

      So many covers for this book – which isn’t a surprise – but, yes, I think that cover is great.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I think I would have gone with this one too if I hadn’t come up with anything else. Of the covers featured here, I think your winner is my favorite too 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the cover, the silhouettes and the dragon. I am fire.
      Lynn 😀

  6. waytoofantasy

    So many covers! There are about five covers that I’m in love with here for different reasons. I like the one you picked because it feels the most in line with the story, but I do like some of the others as well. So hard to pick!

    • @lynnsbooks

      This book has so many covers. So many. So this might be my favourite from this batch – but who knows. It was a perfect book for the theme and tbh I struggled to come up with anything else.
      Lynn 😀

  7. jessicabookworm

    Ooo great book choice Lynn 😀 There are many great covers here I have never seen before too! I still love the classic cover (third on the bottom row) but I am also loving the simple tree cover (second on the bottom row) and your winner.

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