#wyrdandwonder : Friday Face Off : “bibbity, bobbity, boo”


(May is the month of Wyrd and Wonder – details here, Twitter: @wyrdandwonder)

FFOHere 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.  I’ve also listed events that take place during the year, that I’m aware of, so you can link up your covers – if you’re aware of any events that you think I should include then give me a shout.  This week’s theme:

“bibbity, bobbity, boo” – A cover that features ‘magical things’

Not too difficult to find a cover this week – hope everyone else found it okay too.  (Also, sorry I’ve not been visiting blogs – I’m suffering from very bad wifi at the moment and even creating a post takes an age – hopefully I’ll be back to normal soon).  Anyway, to the covers.  This week I’ve picked Storm Front by Jim Butcher.  This is the first in the Dresden Series – this is a series that I was really enjoying and really need to jump back on board (I think I got as far as No.8).  Anyway, quite a lot of the books feature Harry’s magical staff (not sure if I’m naming that correctly) so that’s the artefact I’m choosing for this week’s theme:

Some very unusual covers here – my favourite two (and I’m sure some of this comes down to familiarity are:

I like the simplicity of the first cover and the second is the series of covers that I’ve become very familiar with and naturally drawn to.  I’m not going to choose between the two.

Which one is your favourite?

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 we can all visit and check out each others covers.  Thanks

I’ve updated the list and included themes through to the end of 2019 – I’ve also included events that I’m aware of so that you can perhaps link your themes up where possible (if you know of an event you’d like to share that let me know in the comments).  I also have a list prepared for 2020 and so will set up a separate page soon for forthcoming themes.  As always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment.

Next week – A favourite fantasy cover

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


(May is the month of Wyrd and Wonder – details here, Twitter: @wyrdandwonder)

31st May –  “simples” – A favourite fantasy cover 

7th June  – “One swallow does not make a summer” – A cover that makes you think of Summer 

14th June – “Coraline opened the box of chocolates. The dog looked at them longingly.” – A cover featuring something sweet

21st June – Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year – Pagan rituals/standing stones/blazing suns – a cover with your own interpretation

28th June – “And who decided which people wore the striped pyjamas” – A cover that is striped

5th July – “The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe… has been answered” –  a cover featuring something/somebody historic 

12th July – A wrap around cover

19th July – “You can’t choose between life and death when we’re dealing with what is in between.” – A cover that is grainy or looks like ‘white noise’

26th July – “Ludo ….. down” – A cover that is Upside Down

2nd August – “There are children here somewhere. I can smell them.” A cover featuring children

9th August – “I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request.” – A cover featuring Pirates

16th August – “The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes” – a cover featuring feathers

23rd August – A cover that is a movie tie in

30th August – “I wandered lonely as a cloud” – a cover that is predominantly yellow

6th September “Warm September brings the fruit” – a cover that is seasonal for Autumn/Fall

13th September – Friday the 13th – unlucky for some!  A cover with ‘curse’ in the title

20th September – “Your hair is winter fire,January embers.” – A cover featuring hair

27th September – Freebie

4th October – “Feed me Seymour” – A cover that is 60s horror

11th October – ““And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”  – a cover featuring an Inn

18th October – “It’s your favorite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.” – A cover featuring a scream

25th October – for Halloween – pick any scary cover you like

(I’m hoping that November will once again bring to us SciFiMonth – Twitter @SciFiMonth)

1st November – A cover that is predominantly grey

8th November – “big badda boom” – a cover that features an explosion

15th November – “No thinking thing should be another thing’s property, to be turned on and off when it is convenient.” – a cover featuring a robot

22nd November – A cover that is Futuristic

29th November – “When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.” – a cover that is 60s sci fi

6th December – Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this sun of York”  – a cover that puts you in mind of winter

13th December – A cover that features a temple/or religious icon

20th December – Longest Night –  a dark and foreboding cover

27th December – the festive season – a cover that is glittery or sparkling

(2020 – January is Vintage SciFi month so I’ll be including possible themes to take that on board.)


22 Responses to “#wyrdandwonder : Friday Face Off : “bibbity, bobbity, boo””

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    My favorite is actually one of your winners, the one on the left. I actually really like the US covers for this series, but at the same time, they are very “UF”, which means sometimes they can be a bit busy. I feel that’s the issue with many of these, so I’m not surprised I more attracted to that cleaner “case files” cover.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really like that case file cover – it’s very simple but effective because of the simplicity. The US covers – I like that they’ve been so consistent more than anything else – agreed that they can be busy sometimes though.
      Lynn 😀

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  3. sjhigbee

    I love the UK cover with allll my heart and soul. We were blown away by this series when we happened upon them in the book shop and bought them all as they came out, though were less enthusiastic by the final three or four… Great choice for this week, Lynn:))

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I kind of trailed off a little, think I got up to 8 – I would like to complete the series though – and the Toby Daye and Mercy Thompson ones too.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I got up to Book 13, but by then it was quite bleak… And yes… *sigh* there is the Toby Daye series and I have even less excuse for not being up with the Mercy Thompson series as Himself has bought all the books…

  4. mervih

    Many of these are quite striking. I think my favorite is the third cover on the third row, the one with lighting and the skull in addition to Harry with his staff. Although I don’t remember the story having a scorpion.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I was puzzled about the scorpion too – but then it’s been a while since I started this series so I may have forgotten something.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tammy

    I love the one you picked, and also the black and white drawing with the red title. Yes, this was a fun week, lots to pick from!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I also like the black and white drawing – although it doesn’t quite fit in my mind as ‘Harry’ – I like the style.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I liked the one you picked in brown tones. I really liked this series and need to pick it back up. There are tons of covers for this one!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, I didn’t even post half the covers available. And I also need to get back on track.
      Lynn 😀

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  8. PerfectlyTolerable

    Slow wifi is the worst! I hope it gets fixed soon!

    I like the 12th cover best. The one with him holding the staff thing with the blue sky and lightning. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s the price I’m paying for being in the middle of nowhere – peace, tranquility, beautiful scenery, wildlife and very little wi-fi – so will probably take 5 minutes just to post this comment LOL
      Lynn 😀

  9. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I love the third cover in the second row: the black-and-white drawing is very arresting, and above all I like the hint of wind that is ruffling the character’s hair – or at least this is the impression I have. And the two scorpions on the lower portion are… well, intriguing… 🙂

    Good luck with the wi-fi!!!!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I really like that drawing too – the only reason I didn’t pick it is because it’s not how I imagine Harry at all fo some reason.
      Today – I have wifi and i’m making the most of it.
      Lynn 😀

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  12. waytoofantasy

    I really love that familiar cover for this one, I’ve seen a lot of that artist’s covers and just really dig the style.

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