Friday Face Off : Framed – more meanings than 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:

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

So, I’m back.  I had such a good time with the family but now I have lots of catching up to do.  I’ll be blog hopping and seeing what I’ve missed slowly but surely over the coming week.

I had a few different books that I could have used this week and the eventual one I’ve chosen has a few covers that all fit perfectly.  The Death House by Sarah Pinborough.  Here are this week’s covers:

These three all fit the theme in more than one way:

The first has a series of windows casting light over the bed frames lined up against the wall.  The second appears to be a doorway, framed by windows and the scene itself set within what appears to be branches.  Third has is a cover edged in a frame of black with a doorway/frame.

My favourite this week:


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 – White – a cover that is predominantly white

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.  


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.


17 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Framed – more meanings than one.”

  1. Friday Faceoff –Each man should frame his life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet… #Brainfluffbookblog #FridayFaceoffframecovers | Brainfluff

    […] 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 FRAMES. I’ve selected the first book in the mighty […]

  2. sjhigbee

    What a good choice – I had real fun with this week’s theme, Lynn:)). My favourite is the teddy on those bare wooden stairs – it made a shiver run down my back…

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I like the way the branches frame the window in your choice, and how the muted colors add a sense of foreboding and dread. The Spanish cover comes a very close second… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I love that frame of branches – sort of whimsical somehow.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mareli Thalwitzer

    H Lynn! Ooooe I love your pick! I haven’t read the Death house yet, but it is on my TBR list. I like your chosen cover, the one with the hospital beds are also really good.

    I’ve featured Friday Face-off in my Friday post again! Starting to enjoy this a lot! Weekend Book Friends

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hi, sorry I’m so late responding. I’ve had a book/blogging break while catching up with family, of course I’m now hopelessly behind but – that’s the way it goes.
      Can’t wait to see what book you chose this week.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tammy

    Great choice! I actually like the first cover the best, it’s simple and I love the door at the center😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I did struggle to pick a favourite this week. That first cover is the one I’m most familiar with and so I wanted to pick it as well.
      Lynn 😀

  6. confessionsofayareader

    I like how your choice is pretty. I like the one with the beds, too, just because it looks creepy.

  7. jessicabookworm

    I would go with your choice too, Lynn and I am glad you had such a nice time with your family 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Jessica, of course I’m woefully behind with everything now but like the Tortoise I will slowly catch up and pass the finishing line.
      Lynn 😀

  8. waytoofantasy

    I love the cover you went with, it feels gothic somehow. Glad you had a good time with your family while you were away from blogging. 🙂

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