Friday Face Off : ‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.’


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:

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

Ooh, this was a tough one.  I hope everyone else found this a bit easier than I did.  I thought of two books that might fit the theme but wasn’t really sure if I was stretching a little – Skullsworn by Brian Staveley – actually I think this would fit okay because the main character is undertaking an initiation test to become a priestess.  The other was Peter Brett’s the Warded Man – obviously the main character isn’t a religious character as such but as he undertakes his journey through the book to become ‘the Warded Man’ he does have that feel somehow – okay, I’m stretching.  The book I’ve chosen this week is The Exorcist (The Exorcist #1) by William Peter Blatty.  There were quite a number of covers for this one.  I’ve selected just a few.

The covers:

Some creepy covers this week.  I think my two favourites would be:

My favourite this week is:


Like last week I’ve added a Mr Linky here so that you can leave a link if you wish or please leave me a link in the comments so I can visit and check out your covers.  Thanks

I’ll be updating the list soon to take it through a few more months – if you have any suggestions you’d like to see adding then drop a note in the comments.  Thanks

Next week – A comedy cover

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


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


16 Responses to “Friday Face Off : ‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.’”

  1. Carmen

    Gee! Creepy covers indeed. I favor the last one, which I believe is a movie tie-in cover.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Very creepy covers – I like the movie tie-in covers – I don’t usually so it’s a surprise.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    Why didn’t I think of this book?? Great choice, I think my fave is the first one. I love the red color and the lurking evil of the figure.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I like that cover too – in fact I liked a few of the covers this week – there were some pretty strange and slightly hideous ones available but I decided to just go with a small ish selection.
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    My favourite is the levitating girl – exorcist4. This is a strong choice for this week’s theme, which was a tad tricky…

    As for suggestions for further FF themes – a blue cover; cover featuring children; featuring glasses or specs; cover featuring potions and a cover featuring robots. Have a great weekend, Lynn:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hi Sarah – it was definitely tricky this week wasn’t it. You’d think when coming up with the themes we’d cut ourselves some slack and come up with themes that are easy! Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll put up a new list soon. 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Having been part of the process before – it’s a lot easier to say than do! There are times when I’d have sworn I’d seen LOTS of covers featuring whatever – and then come to the particular Friday, only to discover they won’t do, after all…

        Thank you for continuing to host this one so ably, Lynn – I’m aware it is yet more work for you:)

  4. waytoofantasy

    That one you went with is so creepy, love it.

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  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Oh my goodness! That blank eye would send a chill down my spine even if I were not aware of the book’s theme…. 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s a chilling cover for sure – as are some of the others.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I was definitely hoping to see someone feature this book this week! My vote is for the levitating girl, because I just can’t help associating it with that scene in the movie!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – that cover is good – in fact there really are some creepy ones. I like the lone figure on the street which is also very reminiscent of the film.
      Lynn 😀

  8. PerfectlyTolerable

    For some reason I thought The Exorcist was by Stephen King haha. But I agree with your choice! That is a cool yet still creepy cover!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, now you mention it – I didn’t remember the author myself and King immediately popped into my mind.
      Lynn 😀

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