Friday Face Off : Mist/fog – “A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.”

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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:

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

So, did everyone find this one easy or not??  I had a couple in mind, of course, the age old problem of only one cover reared its ugly head.  I still had a couple of possibilities but this week I went with a classic.  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – which I really love.  Here are the covers:

Lots of hazy, misty mansions, graveyards and gateways.  I’ve gone for a very small selection of the covers here.  In terms of a favourite, difficult to choose this week but I’m going to go with the young man in the top hat:

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

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.  

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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.

5 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Mist/fog – “A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.””

  1. Tammy

    What a great choice, there is a lot of fog in these covers! I really love #7😁

  2. jessicabookworm

    Ooo great choice, Lynn! 😁

  3. waytoofantasy

    I really like a lot of these covers! I think I’d go with the one you picked too because the font is so cool. 🙂

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