Friday Face-Off: Icicles or Snow

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

“In winter with warm tears I’ll melt the snow.”

This weeks theme: A cover featuring icicles or snow.

My Choice: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Covers:

Little, Brown & Company 1992 | Little, Brown & Company 1988 | Unknown |  Little, Brown Books 1988
Little, Brown Books 2011 | Arthur 2016 | Dell 1978 | Little, Brown and Company 1938
Perfection Learning 1992 | Intrínseca 2011 | Unknown 2011 | Bur extra 2011
Die Zeit 2006 | Dwie Siostry 2009 | Uitgeverij P. Vink 1948 | Hachette 2011

I remember reading this book with my mom when I was little.  I loved it and it was one of my favorite books.  I was excited when they turned it into a movie but then I nver saw it because I don’t like Jim Carey.

Least Favorites:

Favorites:

The second cover is the one that I owned.

Winner:

Penguins09

Which is your favorite? Do you agree with my choice? Let me know in the comments!!

Friday Face-Off: Ghost or Specter

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

“There’s more of gravy than of grave about you.”

This weeks theme: A cover featuring a ghost or specter.

My Choice: The Boggart

Covers:

Aladdin Paperbacks 2005 | Aladdin Paperbacks 1995 | Scholastic Inc 1993

Margaret K. McElderry Books 2004 | Kindle | Puffin Books 1994

Margaret K. McElderry Books 2018 | Puffin 2018 | Ravensburger Buchverlag 1996

I don’t do scary books so I haven’t read very many books with ghosts on the cover.  In this book the Boggart is described as “an invisible, mischievous spirit” so I think it counts as a ghost/specter?

Least Favorites:

The Kindle Version is just boring and the other one is completely random with the fish and seal.

Favorites:

The first cover is the one I read waaay back when! (probably in middle school but possibly in elementary school?) The second is the prettiest cover and I like the colors.  The third cover captures that it is still a children’ts book but shill looks kind of haunting.

Winner:

Boggart09

Which is your favorite? Do you agree with my choice? Let me know in the comments!!

Friday Face-Off: Windswept

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

“The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow.”

This weeks theme: A cover that is windswept.

My Choice: The Name of the Wind

Covers:

Penguin Group DAW 2007 | Daw 2007 | Plaza & Janés 2009 | DAW Books, Inc 2008
Gollancz 2008 | DAW 2017 | Boekerij 2007 | İthaki Yayınları 20011
Gailivro/ ASA 2008 | Klett-Cotta 2008 | Gollancz 2011 | Fanucci 2008
Tyto Alba 2011 | Bragelonne 2009 | Gabo 2009 | Gollancz 2017
Mondadori 2016 | Laguna 2011 | Прозорец 2010 | Rebis 2008
Эксмо 2010 | انتشارات بهنام 2016 | წიგნები ბათუმში 2016 | Kirjava 2010
Fanucci 2015 | Zvaigzne ABC 2013 | RM-Buch-und-Medien-Vertrieb 2009 | Rebis 2017
ЭКСМО 2015 | Gailivro 2009 | 江西教育出版社 2012 | Эксмо 2011

Least Favorites:

It was actually hard to pick my least favorite because there were a lot that I didn’t really like but none that I flat out hated.

Favorites:

This is a first for Friday Face-Off for me.  I don’t have an English Cover in my favorites.  Even if I were to pick my top 10 favorites only one of them would be in English.  This is the first time I have hands down liked the foreign covers way better!

Winner:

Wind24

I really like that this one looks like it was painted!

Which is your favorite? Do you agree with my choice? Let me know in the comments!!

Friday Face-Off: Murder Scene

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

“Murder most foul, as in the best it is.”

This weeks theme: A cover featuring a murder scene.

My Choice: A Study in Scarlet

For Friday Face-Off: Smoke I chose The Complete Sherlock Holmes, so this one is similar but not the same!

Covers:

Digireads.com 2005 | Penguin Classics 2001 | BBC Books 2012 | Penguin 2008
Penguin Books 2014 | Edimat Libros 2006 | Balzer + Bray 2015 | Mondadori 2004
Penguin 2011 | Wisehouse Classics 2016 | Classic Mysteries | Livre de Poche 1995
Global Notícias 2009 | Modern Library 2003 | Headline 2006 | ? 2011

There are 1,302 Editions of A Study In Scarlet on Goodreads.  I am sure a lot of those are duplicates but that is still a LOT of covers! I picked the firs 16 covers from Goodreads for today’s post because there is no way I could include all the covers!

Least Favorites:

Favorites:

Winner:

Study02

Which one is your favorite? Do you agree with my pick? Let me know in the comments!

Friday Face-Off – Riders

Hey All! Right now (as I am writing this) its 1:07 AM! This is the earliest I have ever written this tag.  By the time it posts I will be at Comic Con!!! I am super excited! But, because of the Con, I won’t be posting and commenting much this weekend! I will catch up with everyone on Monday!

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

“Live in the saddle. Die on the hog.”

This weeks theme: A cover featuring riders.

My Choice: Eragon

Christopher Paolini is going to be at Comic Con!! I am going to try and get his signature! In honor of Comic Con and Christopher Paolini I chose Eragon this week! I was able to find a cover where Eragon is riding Saphira!

Covers:

Bonnier Carlsen 2005 | Alfred A. Knopf 2005 | Knopf Books 2003 | Laurel Leaf Library 2006
Libri Oro RCS 2005 | Corgi 2007 | Rosmen Press 2013 | Doubleday Childrens 2013
Trẻ 2004 | cbj 2009 | 2006 | Paolini International 2002
نشر زهره 2006 | Trẻ 2004 | Ранок 2005 | Seizansha/Tsai Fong Books 2011

Least Favorites:

Favorites:

Winner:

Eragon01

It was super hard to pick a winner!  Of the favorites I chose, the 2nd one is the copy I have.  The 3rd one is awesome but its kind of Norse mythology feeling and that doesn’t really fit the book.  The 4th I LOVE the art work but he kind of looks like he slayed the dragon which isn’t right either.  But Saphira looks so cute! It is so close to being my favorite, but I can’t get over that he looks too dragon-slayer ish.

Which one is your favorite? Do you agree with my pick? Let me know in the comments!

Friday Face-Off: Stormy Sky

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

“Raining Cats and Dogs”

This weeks theme: A cover featuring a stormy sky.

My Choice: Frey

I debated between Frey and The Lightning Thief this week, but I have already done a Percy Jackson book for this meme so I went with Frey!

Covers:

Smashwords 2011 | Lulu 2011 | CreateSpace 2015

My least favorite this week is Lulu 2011.  The girl is just standing so awkwardly on the cover and it just looks unnatural.

Winner:

Frey_mech_fnl.indd

I LOVE this cover! It is super bad ass and beautiful!!  The book itself was just ok, but I absolutely adore this cover!

Which one is your favorite? Do you agree with my pick? Let me know in the comments!

Friday Face-Off: Creeping Vines

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

“Clinging and invasive.

This weeks theme: A cover featuring creeping vines.

My Choice: Uprooted

Covers:

Del Rey 2015 | Macmillan 2015 | Macmillan 2016 | Planeta 2016
cbj 2016 | Nemira 2017 | Gabo 2016 | Algoritam 2016
Книжковий Клуб 2017 | Tänapäev 2016 | Mladinska knjiga 2017 | נובה 2016
노블마인 2017 | 天地出版社 2017 |  静山社 2016 | 静山社 2016

This was the easiest theme in a while but I still had trouble picking a book! Not because I couldn’t find one, but because I found a couple good ones and I didn’t want to have to choose!  Some of my other options were Inkdeath, Princess Bride, and Princess Academy.

Least Favorite Covers:

Favorite Covers:

I own the left cover and love it.  It has that fairy tale vibe, and incorporates a lot of the aspects of the story. I also love the way the right cover looks but it is a little too Hansel and Gretel ish for me.

Winner:

Uprooted

Which one is your favorite? Do you agree with my pick? Let me know in the comments!