Friday Face Off : “Farewell, Aragog, king of the arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you would never forget!


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:

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

Yes, I struggled a little with this one.  I had a couple of books in mind but I know I’ve used them in the past for other themes.  This week I’ve gone with a book that I haven’t read but that fits this week’s prompt very well.  Agatha Christie’s Spider Web.  Here are the covers:

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 – Ripped/torn – interpret it as you wish

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.  


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.


19 Responses to “Friday Face Off : “Farewell, Aragog, king of the arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you would never forget!”

  1. Mareli Thalwitzer

    Hi there Lynn! This is one of the few Agatha Christie’s I haven’t read yet. I like your pick very much as well as the big one on the left bottom side.

    I did my Friday Post for a change and of course I did Friday Face-off!

    Weekend Book Friends #11

    • @lynnsbooks

      I need to read more of Agatha Christie in fact I wouldn’t mind reading her entire works – although that could be a long endeavour.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I like the one you picked as well. Great choice, I also picked a book I haven’t read this week😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I did have some other books but I’ve already used them so I was happy to find this one.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    This week’s theme makes me quite uneasy… (((shudder)))
    😀 😀 😀

  4. confessionsofayareader

    Spiders creep me out, but I like your choice.

  5. sjhigbee

    It’s a great choice, Lynn. I like your choice, along with the large cover on the left – the web filling the door knocker is really effective…

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  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yep, among those that one is my clear favorite as well!

  8. jessicabookworm

    I have never read this either, Lynn, however I LOVE your Harry Potter quote for this week’s theme! 😍

  9. waytoofantasy

    Oh, I really like the one you went with here. I haven’t read a lot of Christie somehow (or what I have I don’t remember much because I went through a mystery phase back in middle school lol) but I definitely want to read more some day!

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