Friday Face Off : “It’s your favorite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.”


I have wi-fi – finally.  I’ll be catching up with lots of posts and checking out all the posts I’ve missed!  Seriously – you don’t realise how much you love your wifi until you don’t have it.  Anyway, onto the FFO.

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:

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

Well, I thought this was going to be very easy – how wrong I was!!  Haha, there you go.  I hope you all found it a bit easier than I did.  This week I’ve chosen My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) by Rachel Vincent – to be honest, this isn’t a series that worked for me at the time – perhaps I should have given it more of a chance, There were more covers than I expected so clearly it was popular:

Nothing really stands out for me this week for some reason and so I’m going with the cover that’s different and stands out from the othersMy Soul3

Which is your favourite?

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 – any scary you you like 

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


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 “Friday Face Off : “It’s your favorite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.””

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Haha, I don’t know how I would survive without wifi – but also because a lot of my work depends on having an internet connection, so I’m plugged in most of the time. Wonderful choice this week, I think my favorite one is the scream!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s not been easy and I’m so far behind now that it’s actually quite sickening. The really odd thing, you’d think that not having wifi I would have been reading lots but it’s been completely the opposite – like everything just stopped in their tracks and so my reading is also seriously behind. Poomp – I actually thought I was making good progress and now it’s all blown – that’ll teach me, counting eggs and chickens!
      I struggled this week and so pounced on this one – I didn’t really love any of the covers in particular and for some reason they give me more like ‘vampire’ novel vibes.
      Lynn 😀

  2. sjhigbee

    Yes… it was a rather challenging week, so I went sideways on this one:)). However I think your choice is spot on. And I love the first cover – not only am I a sucker for red against black, I happen to think it’s beautiful. Happy weekend, Lynn.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was a lot tougher than I expected. I lacked inspiration tbh but this was on my shelf so I got lucky.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Never mind! You always give us an option to include a freebie if we’re stuck and I was rather pleased with my work-around this week:))

      • @lynnsbooks

        True – I need to give us all a few easy weeks though 😀

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  4. Tammy

    So glad you’re back, Lynn! Going without wifi must have been very frustrating… Great choice, I love the last cover, but all of them are pretty good😁

  5. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I was planning on doing this week’s topic but it was rather hard so I didn’t. I have to admit I admire you all who do this weekly because the few times I’ve done it I found it rather difficult. I don’t know that any of these covers really appeal to me which may be a reason I’ve never picked it up.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s not a series that I got into at all but I was glad to find a book to fit the theme – this week was really difficult. I need some easier themes I think!
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Welcome back to the internet!😁
    Maybe this week’s scream theme might have been perfect with your understandable frustration for the lack of connection…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes! I could have just posted a selfie of my very frustrated (screaming) self.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Jackie

    Great minds think alike – again. I chose the girl with the open mouth ready to scream to whoever is going to die next lol. I read the first two novels and gave up. I couldn’t stand even imagining Kaylee screaming all the time. Admittedly it wore on my nerves. It’s strange how words can do that. Anyway, It was hard to find this week.

    • @lynnsbooks

      This week was really tough – I was happy to find this one but yes, I only read the first in the series and really couldn’t get on board with it at all.
      Lynn 😀

  8. PerfectlyTolerable

    I’m glad you have wifi again!! I couldn’t survive without it 😂 😂 I agree with your choice tho I like the first one too

  9. confessionsofayareader

    This is a tough one to choose. I kind of like the open mouth screaming one. Great choice!

  10. Carmen

    I like that thing in her eye, whatever it means. 🙂 I favor the last cover; it looks like the girl is terrified.
    BTW, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, Lynn, I really appreciated it. I just saw it and didn’t see the date. I’m not returning to blogging but I’ll still visit the sites I follow, so I’ll keep popping up and commenting from time to time. 😛

  11. waytoofantasy

    I think my favorite of these is the first one, I like that color red and of course there’s a swooshy dress going on so I’m all about that, lol. 🙂

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