Friday Face Off : Better late than never!


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.

I’ve added themes in below. For information, I’m trying out some new ideas so along with coming up with particular items for book covers I thought we could also look for certain elements contained within the book or that play a large part in the story – this really broadens things out because I have plenty of more ideas with this – I’ve gone for a few of the Tough Travel Themes (so a book with that theme – just choose any book – the theme isn’t necessarily on the cover, then compare covers), also, I’ve thrown in some genres and some colours.  Hopefully this will open things out a little and give us some more freedom to come up with new books.

This week’s theme:

Genre : Gadgets and airships – a book that is ’steampunk

So, I’ve had a strange few days. Basically, came home a couple of days ago and my dog, who gets very excited, kind of charged at me (and he’s such a clumsy goofball – he didn’t stop in time) and his big old bullet head rammed my arm.  Wow, did that hurt.  Just a bit.  Anyway, I left it for a few hours, took pain killers, tried to carry on as normal with lots of facial wincing and eventually decided I needed to go to hospital.  Long story short. Nothing is broken – and thank goodness for that.  But it is very sore and so I’m doing everything quite literally single handed at the moment.  There you go – that’s my story for this week.  Hope you’re all well and sorry for the delay with the Face Off.


11th The most recent book you’ve read that has covers to compare
18th – Somewhere over the rainbow – a very colourful book cover
25th – A book of few words – a one word title
1st Spring forward – compare the covers for two books you’re excited about
8th – Fresh and Green – a cover that is predominantly green
15th Genre – a book or series that is urban fantasy
22nd – Tough Travel Tropes – unknown magical ability
29th – Long/pointed ears
May the Month of Wyrd and Wonder
6th All about the women – kickass moms, daughters, grans, etc
13th A favourite book to film
20th Sunny and bright  – a cover that is predominantly yellow
27th Books with ‘You’ in the title
3rd  Under the Sea – anything you like
10th Sparkling like the sea – a cover that is turquoise
17th So pretty – exactly what it says
24th Daddy Dearest – a book with a strong father role
1st Genre – epic – any book that fits into the genre
8th Hazy and hot – a cover that is predominantly orange
15th Tough Travel Tropes – Snarky sidekick
22nd Off the TBR
29th Gigantic – monsters, giants, buildings,insects – anything at all
5th Tough Travel Tropes – out for summer – school or academic setting
12th Dark/sky/navy  – a cover that is blue
19th Scantily Dressed
26th Tough Travel Tropes – Vacation time – the quest
September RIP
2nd Fallen leaves – covers that are brown
9th Armour/Protection
16th Rage against the machine – anything, cogs, clockwork, AI
23rd Tough Travel Tropes – Coming of Age
30th Genre – horror
October – Horror/Dark
7th Guess who’s back?  – Vampires – popular again?
14th Witches vs warlocks
21st Tough Travel Tropes – Good vs evil
28th  Covers that are black
November – Scifi Month
4th Red skies at night – Covers that are red
11th Tough Travel Tropes – The gang
18th Genre – Swords and Sorcery
25th Genre – And they all lived happily ever after – fairy tales retold
2nd Tough Travel Tropes – Assassins
9th Tough Travel Tropes – Darklord
16th Genre – Grimdark (most recent/favourite, etc)
23rd Decadent and rich – a cover that is purple
30th Completions – a satisfying conclusion to a book or serie

6 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Better late than never!”

  1. Tammy

    Oh wow, sorry to hear about your arm! Sounds like your dog loves you a lot😁 I love the cover with the heart on it as well, great choice.

  2. WordsAndPeace

    So sorry you went through all this. I’m glad nothing is broken though. I wish you a less eventful week!
    Yes, this cover is my favorite of the four as well. I need to check what the book is about now

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Hope you get better soon!!!! 🙂

  4. Susy's Cozy World

    Sorry for your arm!! But I really feel you, my dog is a big clumsy goofball too!!
    And I have yet to read the book you mentioned, but I have it on my TBR so there is hope too!!

  5. mervih

    I hope you get better soon. I like both the mechanical heart and the second cover with the airship.

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Nice, I think I’ve done this book before for a previous FF and I also chose the heart cover!

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