Friday Face Off : “Feed me Seymour”


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 is:

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

I think I possibly should have been a bit clearer with this week’s theme – I really meant 60s style, so therefore either literally a cover from the 60s or a more uptodate cover that is in the style of the 60s.  Anyway, sorry about that but I’m sure everyone has managed to come up with their own twist on the theme.  This week I’ve chosen Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin.  I had a spell of reading and watching horror films during my early teens.  Rosemary’s Baby – to be honest I can recall very little about either the book or film.  Perhaps I should have a reread.  Anyway, to the covers:

Well, what a lot of strange covers, I’ve only chosen those published in the 60s and to be honest I’m not really loving any of these.  I quite like the sinister feel of the first but what is all that chat at the top of the book about.  I would maybe have chosen the last which is the movie tie-in – but same problem.  I also quite like the cover with the unusual, monster like pram but I don’t like the font being slanted.  I think Overall I’d have to go with one of the two below:

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 an Inn/Hotel

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


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.


11 Responses to “Friday Face Off : “Feed me Seymour””

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I think I’m going to have trouble with this month’s themes, but I’ll figure something out! I knew what you meant by 60s theme though, I think you and I were on the same wavelength 😀

  2. Jackie

    Omg, why is it that we all have the same idea? I chose the same book as you did!

  3. R A I N

    I am so glad you chose the red and black one with woman lying down..because it inspires sooo much mystery and horror AND I THINK I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK QND I HAVE TO READ IT NOW!! I am soo fucking intrigued what happens with rosemary’s babyyy!?!? 🤣🤣🤣

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  5. sjhigbee

    Yes… I also knew what you meant, Lynn – though I chose to go my own way as I had something of an agenda this week:)). As for Rosemary’s Baby, I do recall the fuss about it, rather dimly. I, like you, am rather underwhelmed by the covers. My favourite – and calling it that is rather overstating my feelings – it the smoking candle.

  6. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    You and Tammy had the same idea. I loved the movie but kind of felt the book was dull. I am sort of drawn to the Portuguese one even if I think it’s a tad cheesy. A lot of old horror covers were 🙂

  7. Tammy

    Great minds think alike! I picked this book as well, and you have several covers that I didn’t see. I’m going with the first one as my favorite. And you’re right, there are some weird ones!

  8. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Great covers! And so perfect for a Halloween-themed read…
    I found the third cover in the first row the most disquieting: those baby shoes and the candle…. brrrrrr! 🙂

  9. Lashaan Balasingam @ Bookidote

    I’ve heard such great things about this book and am curious about it. Love the covers for it though. They definitely ooze with a strange vibe! 😀

  10. waytoofantasy

    I don’t think I know much 60’s horror other than Rosemary’s Baby. Love seeing all these covers though, older ones are especially interesting, to see how things were marketed back then.

  11. PerfectlyTolerable

    I like your second favorite best! Your first favorite looks like she is farting flames and apparently I’m super immature 😂😂

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