Friday Face Off : ‘And then there were cats, thought Dog’


As the month of May is Wyrd and Wonder month I’m going to be trying to use fantasy covers for my Friday face Offs.

The details of Wyrd & Wonder can be found here.


IMAGE CREDITS: Flaming phoenix by Sujono Sujono | Decorative phoenix by Tanantachai Sirival

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:

‘And then there were cats, thought Dog’

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.

I’m hoping this week was easy for everyone.  I certainly had no problems finding books to meet this week’s theme and in the spirit of trying to find more recent books have again gone for a title that I read a couple of years ago. The Last Dog on Earth by Adrian J. Walker – I really enjoyed this one, a post apocalyptic tale with a dog playing a key role.  My review is here.  And, here are this week’s coers – not many, see which you like best:

I actually quite like all three of these but for sheer entertainment value I must go with:


Do you have a 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 – a graphic novel cover

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.  


May is the month of Wyrd & Wonder and so I will be trying to focus on fantasy book covers:

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?


19 Responses to “Friday Face Off : ‘And then there were cats, thought Dog’”

  1. Nat

    I think my favorite of these covers is the one on left — it reminds me a bit of The Digging-Est Dog children’s book.

    I love the idea of this meme, so I think I’m going to join in! I already have an idea for a book for next week’s prompt.

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Haha, that’s a great cover. It’ll definitely make you do a double take when you see it on a bookstore shelf.

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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 DOGS. I’ve selected Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky […]

  4. sjhigbee

    What a great choice for this week’s theme, Lynn – I LOVED this book. I don’t think I’ve come across a book that has so effectively portrayed the world through a dog’s pov… I am not sure about your cover – I have a nasty feeling that the dog is about to flick the spider in the air and eat it and I’m very fond of spiders! So I have to go with the left-hand cover – it also has the advantage of being the cover of the edition I read…

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do like that original cover but the expression on the dog’s face made me laugh – and I love a good laugh.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tessa Pulyer

    I think I like the first one best but it is a hard choice ❤️

    • @lynnsbooks

      The first one is good and also it has the familiarity of being the cover on the book I read. BUt I love the dog’s expression.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Love your choice! The dog on the cover seems to be giving us a lopsided grin… 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – it’s such a funny cover. It just makes me smile.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Tammy

    I actually like all of these covers. But I think the first one is my favorite. That black widow on the dog’s nose is giving me anxiety!

  8. confessionsofayareader

    That dog is adorable!

  9. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    So I love them all but that one you chose as your fave is just downright awesome! I still need to read this one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think you would like this book in fact I remember thinking about you when I was reading it and wondering if you’d pick it up.
      Lynn 😀

  10. waytoofantasy

    Oh, I love this theme. I really like that first cover in the yellow too, something about it appeals to me. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      The yellow cover is lovely. It was a tough choice.
      Lynn 😀

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