Friday Face Off: A favourite holiday read

Posted On 13 August 2021

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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’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.

Okay, I still have no internet.  But.  I am going travelling in the next week so things might improve.

This week’s theme:

A favourite holiday read

Okay, this week I’ve gone for a book that i read some time ago. This is a book that was given to me by a colleague that I ended up loving.  The book I read was known as Cross Stitch but this has more popularly become known as the Outlander series.  This week I’ve simply gone for two 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 : Dressed to kill (could be literally someone dressed to kill, or someone dressed up for a big night out



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


4 Responses to “Friday Face Off: A favourite holiday read”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yes, I was so confused when I first learned the UK title was Cross Stitch! Though I do love that cover 🙂

  2. Lexlingua

    I love love Outlander (the books even more than the show). And what a coincidence: I was listening to Bear McCreary’s wonderful OST from the show yesterday, and now it leads here to your choice for this week’s FFO. 🤩

  3. Tammy

    I haven’t read this but maybe Cross Stitch makes sense as a title? I like that cover the best. I swear I would die without internet, Lynn. Sorry for all your troubles🙁

  4. Calmgrove

    Visually I like the Cross Stitch cover (I’m a sucker for prehistoric stone circles like Callanish) but I can see the second might fit better into a series if one is a stickler for covers that fit into a sequence.

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