Friday Face Off :”after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon.”


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:

 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.”

This week I had a few ideas, seriously I wanted to go with a Harry Potter book but at the same time I wanted to go with something else so here we have it. A fun book that I read quite a while ago : Resistance is Futile by Jenny T. Colgan

This book was a lot of fun and I think the covers reflect that.

This week my favourite is the original cover which for some reason gives me a scooby doo vibe:



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 – Potions –  hubble bubble

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.  


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.


20 Responses to “Friday Face Off :”after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon.””

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    That one definitely stands out the most!

    • @lynnsbooks

      There have been some really great books thrown up by this theme – even if I did struggle with it initially.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    With that title I was expecting the Borg!!!! 😀 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, it never even occurred to me – I got HP in my head and couldn’t shake out anything else as a result.
      Lynn 😀

  3. proxyfish

    I love that cover! I also like the other version with the red headed girl.

    Like Maddalena said… I was fully expecting The Borg 😂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I never even thought of the Borg. Harry Potter got inside my head and then it was difficult to drum up anything else.
      Lynn 😀

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  5. sjhigbee

    Lol… a bespectacled Borg would have been an option – but like you, Lynn – this one puts me in mind of Thelma from Scooby-Doo, which is also my favourite:)) Nice choice for this week’s theme.

  6. Mareli Thalwitzer

    I also wanted to go with a Harry Potter book but also decided I rather want something different. Great minds hey! I’ve never heard or seen your book of choice, but it sounds nice!

    Great cover, I like the last one the most!

    Happy weekend, here’s my Weekend Book Friends

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was a fun book and quite different than I expected.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Tammy

    I like your choice too, Lynn. And yes, I’m also getting a Scooby Doo vibe😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I found it difficult this week, of course Harry Potter was the obvious choice but I wanted to find something else.
      Lynn 😀

  8. confessionsofayareader

    Great pick this week! I like your choice, too.

  9. waytoofantasy

    Oh, I had never heard of this but I LOVE this cover!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was a fun read – ‘girl meets alien’ and quite unexpected in some respects.
      Lynn 😀

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