Friday Face Off : The Motel


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’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.

So, I may have mentioned last week that my internet was pants?  Well, that situation continues with the old ‘we sent somebody out, didn’t they arrive?’ chestnut.  No they didn’t.  Therefore I’m still operating on my mobile data and doing very little other than posting.  I will catch up as soon as somebody (please, anybody) gives me my wifi back. I’m glad I didn’t hold my breath for things being resolved the past week, I’d be stone cold dead by now. On a more cheerful note –

This week’s theme:

“They cluck their thick tongues, and shake their heads and suggest, os so very delicately!” – The Motel

This week I’ve gone for a book that came highly recommended.  I practically pulled something rushing to buy a copy of this one, okay, I may not have read it yet but I will do so very soon.  The Sun Down Motel by Simone St James.  To be honest, this is the very book that I had in mind for this week’s theme so let’s look at the covers:

My favourite:


Do you have a favourite?

I’ve updated the list now to include themes for next year.  If you know of an event that’s coming up let me know and I’ll try and include covers that work for the event itself so that you can link up to the Friday Face Off and, 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.  Also, I would just mention that it’s very possible that some of these might be repeats from previous FFOs although I have tried to invent more ‘open ended’ prompt that can be interpreted differently and also prompts that relate to emotions.  Finally, don’t struggle with any of these, this is meant to be a fun way of highlighting books.  If you can’t come up with a book you think fits for a particular week use a freebie – perhaps a recent read for example:

Next Week : A favourite holiday read



13th – A favourite holiday read

20th – Dressed to kill (could be literally someone dressed to kill, or someone dressed up for a big night out

27th – Sunbathing or on the beach

September (RIP event)

3rd – 1920s feel, noir detective

10th – I’m Henry the Eighth I am – let’s look at Kings or other Emperors/rulers

17th – Books with ‘Murder’ in the title

24th – A favourite thriller


1st – A Halloween read

8th – Chills – anything at all that almost makes you too scared to pick up the book (your own pet hate)

15th – Your favourite book of magic

22nd – Books with ‘Queen’ in the title

29th – Must be gothic

November – Sci Fi Month

5th – Your earliest sci-fi read or the first sci-fi you reviewed

12th – A book with ‘star’ in the title

19th – Futuristic vista

26th – A Black Hole – in the universe or going deep into the ground


3rd – Windswept, the classic figure, stood majestically, with wind blowing out in a fetching way

10th – A fairytale retold

17th – Winter Solstice approaching – anything cold and seasonal

24th – All things fire – red hair, red covers, fire breathing dragons, simply fire?

31st – What’s your catnip – if it’s on a cover you have to pick it up


3 Responses to “Friday Face Off : The Motel”

  1. Calmgrove

    I think I’d go with the one you went for, Lynn, though faced with a choice in a shop (assuming it was in a language I could read) I might equally go with the second, the reddish one with the steps, mainly for the straightforward design of text with image.

  2. Lexlingua

    Very cool topic for today’s FFO, and hands-down agreed with your choice. I really like St. James’s work!

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    This was my go-to for this week as well because I’ve read and it’s awesome! You need to check it out!

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