Friday Face Off : “I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request.”


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.  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:

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

Well, I love reading about pirates and yet I found this week’s theme a real struggle.  I could have had Treasure Island but I’m sure I’ve used that book before.  Red Seas Under Red Skies I didn’t think had any pirates on the cover – although I didn’t go and check and I couldn’t think of much else – I settled instead for a classic, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. I confess that I don’t think I’ve ever read JMBarrie’s original version, I know I had a Disney version and I also realise that they’re probably very different but I’m going with it!

Here are my covers this week – I didn’t go for all of them as there are quite a lot so I tried to go for covers with Captain Hook depicted or his pirate boat:

My favourites :

And my favourite 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 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 cover featuring feathers

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


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/Hotel

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.

21 Responses to “Friday Face Off : “I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request.””

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  2. Nadine - NadsBookNook

    These are all great covers. I love the one you picked as well. I also really like your third favourite. The colours are perfect.

    • @lynnsbooks

      There are so many covers for this book – there must have been almost 80 pages on GRs.
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    Great choice, as ever Lynn:). I did read Peter Pan as a girl and LOVED the story – you can keep your Swallows and Amazons… It was one of my favourite stories, ever. I didn’t get around to seeing the Disney version until I was adult and my children were little:)). I love the right-hand cover in your final picks row as it is beautiful, although your selection featuring Peter himself is a close second.

  4. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Is it awful that I don’t like Peter Pan? I’m more of a Captain Hook kind of gal. I love the third one of the three which made you contender list. I really like the colors.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Nope not awful – I don’t love Peter Pan to be honest and I kind of felt sorry for Hook more often than not.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tammy

    A classic! I love #5, the artwork is really good, and I’ve never seen that cover before.

    • @lynnsbooks

      There were an absolute load of covers for this book – I mean like 80 pages on Goodreads don’t get me wrong, there were repetitions but 80 pages!
      Lynn 😀

  6. cherylmahoney

    So many great Peter Pan covers! And since you already covered this one (one of my favorites!) it inspired me to think up an alternative pirate book. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I just visited and saw your choice – what an excellent book to pick 😀

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The middle one from your favorites would be my choice, but it’s a difficult one with this array of fabulous covers! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was difficult to choose really – and there are so many covers for this book, but then, classic.
      Lynn 😀

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  9. PerfectlyTolerable

    I like the third one of your favorites! “Peter Pan y Wendy

    I thought about using Treasure Island too but there are almost 4,000 editions on goodreads and I didn’t feel like picking and choosing which covers to feature 😂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know what you mean – there were a heck of a lot of versions for Peter Pan so I just skimmed the first few pages and chose the ones that felt most relevant.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Greg

    Ooh I really like that seventh cover a lot, with the blue… and actually the sixth as well. Both are great. The fifth one too I kinda like in a whimsical way.

  11. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I love the one with the big moon and ship, the one that is third in your list of favorites!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is a lovely cover and I just really like the colours.
      Lynn 😀

  12. waytoofantasy

    Nice pick! I love the cover for Peter Pan & Wendy. 🙂

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