Friday Face Off : Leap Year – One Ring to rule them all – A cover with a ring


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 (this doesn’t have to be a book that you’ve read), compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below – 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:

Leap Year – One Ring to rule them all – A cover with a ring

A lot of the new themes are open to interpretation which might make choosing the covers and seeing other’s choices very interesting.  I can’t stress enough that this is all about your own interpretation and hopefully this new open feel to the meme will bring a larger selection of books and covers.  It’s not supposed to be hard work, there are no rules, just enjoy yourself.

Well, I can’t even begin to express how much I wanted to use Lord of the Rings this week. But, I’ve shown great restraint because obviously I never miss a chance to throw a bit of Tolkien into the mix.  Instead I’ve gone for a book that I read some time ago – it took me ages to find this because I couldn’t remember the author name and then I realised I could have just typed ‘ring’ into Goodreads – doh.  Anyway, my book is Ring by Kōji Suzuki.  Scary little book this:

My favourites:

I love the way the middle cover actually looks like a ring with a gemstone glinting with light.  The blue cover has that edgy out of focus thing going on and the final cover just gives me the heebies.  Overall I think my favourite would be:


Which is your favourite?

I’ll be updating the list in order to include forthcoming 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 then let me know in the comments).  As always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment – or if you’d like to host a week then simply let me know 😀

Next week – Skeleton – them bones, them bones, them dry bones…

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ or one of your favourite covers) (I’ve added some new themes – some of these are slightly different, in order to avoid too much repetition I’m trying to make the themes more of a suggestion that everyone can interpret how they like.  


6th March – Skeleton – them bones, them bones, them dry bones…

13th March – Exotic – ‘That which yields, is not always weak”– anything that represents something from distant lands.

20th March – Brown – a cover or covers that are brown

27th March – Freebie – choose one of your favourite covers

3rd April Fools – a trick of the eye – a cover that is more than meets the eye.

10th April – Moody – a cover that is atmospheric,

17th April – out of focus – double vision or all a blur

24th April – Armour – ‘“Pretty armour doesn’t make a warrior.”

1st May – Canine – “And then there were cats, thought Dog.:

8th May – graphic novel cover – “Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel”

15th May – pink – as pink as cotton candy – any cover that is pink

22nd May – Sorrow – a cover that makes you feel sad

29th May – Silhouette – an island, a person, anything you like

5th June – Flight – any type of flight – to flee, to fly

12th June – The bodice ripper – exactly as it seems

19th June – Time – time waits for no one

26th June – Windows – windows to the soul?


14 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Leap Year – One Ring to rule them all – A cover with a ring”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Your choice gives me the creeps, indeed! I’m aware of the movie, because I saw some scenes, and the ones of this girl with her hair in front of her face never fails to terrify me for some reason… 😉

  2. confessionsofayareader

    Great choice this week! I love the cover you chose.

  3. Tammy

    Book twinsies😁 I do like the spooky cover you picked too. But for some reason I’m drawn to bright colors.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t blame you – the bright coloured covers do have that automatic appeal don’t they.
      Lynn 😀

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    […] was to compare UK and US book covers and decide which is we prefer. This meme is being nurtured by Lynn’s Book Blog and this week we are featuring covers with RINGS. I’ve selected the science fiction classic […]

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh, wonderful choice. I didn’t even know this was a book.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hadn’t realised it was a book either – and it was good.
      Lynn 😀

  6. waytoofantasy

    Great pick! For some reason I keep forgetting that this was also a book LOL.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I had exactly the same issue – I had no idea it was a book and then came across it when I was taking part in a meme.
      Lynn 😀

  7. PerfectlyTolerable

    I like your middle favorite best. Its creepy without being too creepy haha (I don’t usually do creepy!)

    • @lynnsbooks

      And some of the covers for this book are definitely creepy.
      Lynn 😀

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