Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme here at Books by Proxy. Join me every Friday as I pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.
| The Friday Face-Off – An Update |
The Friday Face-Off is back at Books by Proxy! Many thanks to the wonderful bloggers who continued with the meme in my prolonged absence! The following is a list of upcoming topics (compiled by said bloggers!). As always, check The Friday Face-Off page for any updates!
| The List |
12th May 2017
Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it
A cover which features a phone
19th May 2017
When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it…
A cover which features a plane
26th May 2017
Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘it might have been’…
02nd June 2017
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars
09th June 2017
It shuffles through the dry, dusty darkness
A cover which features mummification
16th June 2017
You couldn’t not like someone who liked the guitar
A cover which features a guitar
23rd June 2017
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this
A cover which features a cat
30th June 2017
It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself
07th July 2017
All that is gold does not glitter
A cover which features gold
14th July 2017
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat…
A cover which features boats
21st July 2017
Any planet is ‘Earth’ to those who live on it
A cover which features a planet
For those of you who are interested but haven’t seen a Face-Off post before, here’s how it goes:
Each week I select a book and make a comparison between the UK and the US covers, displaying the artwork (in all its awesome glory) before selecting one of the two or more covers as the ultimate winner of my Face-Off.
Simple! The following is a rough guide to how this meme will work:
- Each week will follow a theme
- The Friday Face-Off feature page will be kept up to date for the theme of the week and those several weeks following it
- For the purposes of comparing a good variety of cover art only one of the two or more book covers chosen for comparison need relate to the theme (although if you can find two then great!)
- The books most certainly don’t have to be the UK or US editions – they’re just the covers I’m usually most familiar with and consequently post more often – so post whichever covers catch your eye!
- Still unsure? – Take a look at some past posts!
- To sign up just add your link to the bottom of that Friday’s post and link back!
As always, topic suggestions are welcome!