Friday Face Off : Where there’s fire there’s…

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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, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

Where there’s fire there’s… – a cover featuring smoke

I thought I might struggle this week but I looked on my shelves and came up with a couple of books I could use but I absolutely couldn’t resist using : Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones.  I love this book.  I love the film too.

This is difficult to choose.  The green and purple (end of second row from the bottom) was the copy I owned and so obviously I like that cover, I also like the bottom left cover.  I also like the two top corners but,

My favourite this week :

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I do like this cover although that is one rather big castle!  Still, I like this one

Next week – a cover that is mediaeval

Future themes:

27th April – ‘Those darling byegone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture’ – a cover that is positively mediaeval 

4th May-  ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’ – a cover featuring a hand/hands

11th May – ‘Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth’ – a cover featuring a dinosaur/s

18th May – ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;’ – a cover featuring a gravestone

25th May – Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap – a cover featuring footsteps

1st June – clinging and invasive – a cover featuring creeping vines

8th June – Raining Cats and Dogs – a cover featuring a stormy sky

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Friday Face Off : ‘lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees..’

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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, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

‘lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it’ –  a cover featuring a panorama

I had a few covers I fancied using for this one. but I’ve settled on The Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien because I think the covers are perfect for this theme.  I’ve not used all of the covers (that would be a long post indeed) I’ve chosen covers that I think fit this week’s theme so you might not see covers that you’re as familiar with:

My favourite this week :

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I love this cover.  It just fits the ‘feel’ of the start of the trilogy.  Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring smoke

Future themes:

20th April – Where there’s fire there’s… – a cover featuring smoke

27th April – ‘Those darling byegone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture’ – a cover that is positively mediaeval 

4th May-  ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’ – a cover featuring a hand/hands

11th May – ‘Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth’ – a cover featuring a dinosaur/s

18th May – ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;’ – a cover featuring a gravestone

25th May – Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap – a cover featuring footsteps

1st June – clinging and invasive – a cover featuring creeping vines

8th June – Raining Cats and Dogs – a cover featuring a stormy sky

Friday Face Off:  “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody…

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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, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

 “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – a cover featuring a family

Well, I really struggled with this one. I knew that Spoonbenders had a cover with a family on it, but I’ve used that before (I think) so wanted to avoid it.  Then I thought of The Sisters Mederos which is a recent read that I enjoyed but there’s only the one cover at the moment.  Finally, I came up with a childhood read, The Borrowers by Mary Norton – no shortage of covers for this one!

My favourite this week is the one with the family helping to hang up the title of the book with all the reels of cotton and chess pieces in the picture to give you the idea of the scale of the people:

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Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a panorama

Future themes:

13th April – ‘lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it’ –  a cover featuring a panorama

20th April – Where there’s fire there’s… – a cover featuring smoke

27th April – ‘Those darling byegone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture’ – a cover that is positively mediaeval 

4th May-  ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’ – a cover featuring a hand/hands

11th May – ‘Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth’ – a cover featuring a dinosaur/s

18th May – ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;’ – a cover featuring a gravestone

25th May – Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap – a cover featuring footsteps

1st June – clinging and invasive – a cover featuring creeping vines

8th June – Raining Cats and Dogs – a cover featuring a stormy sky

Friday Face Off : ‘A little soil to make it grow’

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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, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

‘A little soil to make it grow’ – a cover featuring seeds/spores

I had two books that immediately sprang to mind with this one and I’ve chosen to go with a science fiction novel about alien seeds that grow into perfect human replications:  Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney:

To be frank I’m not overly keen on any of these covers.  The top two are depictions of the seed pods where replicate human bodies are grown – they’re not the nicest covers I’ve ever seen.  The final cover I think is showing the seeds falling to earth whilst people sleep unaware of the terrible change that is about to take place – I quite like that cover.  I think my favourite will have to be the original cover just purely because of the retro feel:

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Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a family

Future themes:

6th April –  “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – a cover featuring a family

13th April – ‘lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it’ –  a cover featuring a panorama

20th April – Where there’s fire there’s… – a cover featuring smoke

27th April – ‘Those darling byegone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture’ – a cover that is positively mediaeval 

4th May-  ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’ – a cover featuring a hand/hands

11th May – ‘Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth’ – a cover featuring a dinosaur/s

18th May – ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;’ – a cover featuring a gravestone

25th May – Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap – a cover featuring footsteps

1st June – clinging and invasive – a cover featuring creeping vines

8th June – Raining Cats and Dogs – a cover featuring a stormy sky

Friday Face Off : ‘…the witch locked her away in a tower…’

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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, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

“When she was a child, the witch locked her away in a tower that had neither doors nor stairs.” – a cover featuring a Tower

I think there’s quite a few book titles available for this week’s theme.  It will be interesting to see what everyone chooses.  My choice : Tower Lord (Raven’s Shadow #2) by Anthony Ryan

I must say I rather like the cover with the figure riding away on horseback but, I’m going to be predictable this week and go with a cover that I’m familiar with:

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Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring seeds/spores

Future themes:

30th March – ‘A little soil to make it grow’ – a cover featuring seeds/spores

6th April –  “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – a cover featuring a family

13th April – ‘lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it’ –  a cover featuring a panorama

20th April – Where there’s fire there’s… – a cover featuring smoke

27th April – ‘Those darling byegone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture’ – a cover that is positively mediaeval 

4th May-  ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’ – a cover featuring a hand/hands

11th May – ‘Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth’ – a cover featuring a dinosaur/s

18th May – ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;’ – a cover featuring a gravestone

25th May – Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap – a cover featuring footsteps

1st June – clinging and invasive – a cover featuring creeping vines

8th June – Raining Cats and Dogs – a cover featuring a stormy sky

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