Friday Face-Off: Night

This is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, but up-kept by Lynn’s Book Blog.

“It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.”

This weeks theme: A cover featuring the night

My Choice: Where the Red Fern Grows


Covers 1-3 are the same picture but the words are in different places.  I like the 2nd one the best out of those three because the words aren’t covering the kid and it doesn’t have a random blurb of extra info.

Cover 4 is very similar to 1-3, but I don’t like it because it looks like the kid and the dogs aren’t together, it looks like two images photo-shopped together.

Cover 5 looks like an old timey mystery novel.  It has been a while since I read this, but I don’t remember it being a mystery.

Cover 6, I really really really like the dogs, but I don’t like the lettering.  It looks too childish.

Cover 7 looks old and Winnie the Pooh ish

Cover 8, I like the font but I don’t like the dogs.  They look super weird.

Cover 9 looks the most modern and I like the silhouetted kid with the dogs.


Overall Cover 2 is my favorite:

Red Fern 4

However if you combined the picture from cover 6 and the words from cover 8 I think it would be my favorite


Which cover do you like best? Let me know in the comments! What book would you choose for this meme?


Friday Face-Off: Double Image or Reflection

I found this weekly meme over on The Bibliosanctum.  It looks super fun so I figured I would give it a shot!  It looks like the original creator was Books by Proxy, but it is now kept going by Lynn’s Book Blog.

The rules are simple.  You pick a cover based on the week’s theme, and then you compare it to other covers for the same title.  Then you pick your favorite! Thats it. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

This week’s theme is Double Image or Reflection.  I picked The Giver.

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Reflection Cover:

Giver 1

Cover I remember from High school:

Giver 2

Other Covers:

Giver 3Giver 4

Honestly I don’t like any of these covers.  I probably would never pick this book to read if I saw it in a bookstore.  I appreciate the last cover is trying to appeal to a younger audience but its too trippy.  And the reflection cover is kind of creepy.  The other two are boring, but at least they are sort of normal.  Plus I remember the one cover from high school.  I am a bit nostalgic so that one appeals to me.

Without further ado, the winner is:

Giver 2

Why mess with what you know?  This is the cover I remember and I liked this book, so while none of them are great I like this one best.  Its not a great reason, but I didn’t have a lot of great options.

Which one is your favorite? Let me know!