Friday Face Off : Time Waits For No One


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:

Time – time waits for no one

Yep, I struggled with this one – but I’m not sure why – I know I should have so many books and there’s an itch at the back of my head but I can’t reach it. This week my book is: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.  I loved this book. Here are some of the covers:

There area lot of covers for this book, which isn’t really surprising given how big it became.  My favourite, on the face of it is very understated.  It’s a subtle cover with muted tones but it just really holds a place of whimsy for me:


A dandelion clock – the seeds tell the time, you blow them away and if it takes one, two, three breaths, etc, that’s the time.

So, 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 –  Windows – windows to the soul?

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.  


26th June – Windows – windows to the soul?

3rd July – Tentacles – ‘The sea brought you.  The sea shall have you back’

10th July – Tunnel – ‘At the end of every light, is a tunnel of darkness.’

17th July – holding an object – just as it seems

24th July – Framed – more meaning than one.  A cover with a frame, a picture within a cover or a murder mystery set up??

31st July – White – a cover that is predominantly white

7th August – Action – a cover that depicts action of some sort

14th August – Glasses or spectacles – “One could mention many lovable traits in Smee. For instance, after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon.”

21st August – Potions –  hubble bubble

28th August – Dark road – ‘the road goes ever on and on’

4th September – Cold and crisp – any cover that gives you winter vibes

11th September – A cover with a pattern

18th September – Minimalistic and lacking clutter

25th September – A very busy cover full to bursting with detail

2nd October – A standout font

9th October – Mist/fog – “A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.”

16th October – Spider web – “Farewell, Aragog, king of the arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you would never forget!

23th October – Ripped/torn – interpret it as you wish

30th October – Forest/jungle – ‘None of the Jungle People like being disturbed.’

6th November – Planets – “You’re on Earth. There’s no cure for that.”

13th November – Bright – ‘The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades’.

20th November – Words only – “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”

27th November – Modern sci fi

4th December –  Fae – or fairy??

11th December – Lake – the mysterious lake

18th December – Highly Stylised

25th December- Freebie – or day off.


13 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Time Waits For No One”

  1. confessionsofayareader

    Great choice this week!

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I love the dandelion clock and also the last cover in the third row: silhouettes against a sunset always catch my attention… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love that dandelion clock – nostalgia I thinik.
      Lynn 😀

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  4. sjhigbee

    This is a lovely choice for this week’s topic – one of my favourite books. While I do love the image of the dandelion clock, my favourite is the first one with the schoolgirl’s feet alongside those of the adult man. One of the most poignant aspects of this story is that Claire was never given any choice but to be caught up in Henry’s life, from the moment of their first encounter when she was still a child…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I love that cover too, and it was the one I owned.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tammy

    This is the perfect book, I think. I love the first cover because that’s the one I own😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, that was my own cover too and I still have a real attachment to it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. waytoofantasy

    These covers are all so different and interesting!

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Such a pretty cover you chose! I wish i had known about this one when we did our “seeds” theme 😀

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