Friday Face Off: Fire

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynn’s Books (@LynnsBooks) for a list of upcoming themes.
Please visit also Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy (@tammy_sparks)
thanks to whom I discovered this meme.

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This week, the theme is “All things fire – red hair, red covers, fire breathing dragons, simply fire?“.

Fire made me think right away of this great classic dystopia Fahrenheit 451, which I read it a few decades ago.
Another book I more recently read by Ray Bradbury was unusual and so good. Unusual actually only if you associate this author with science-fiction, but believe it or not, he began as an author of crime fiction. This collection of his crime fiction short stories is just excellent, as my ecstatic review tries to show: Killer Come Back to Me.

Here are a few covers from around the world.

Which one is your favorite? Why?

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To zoom on the covers on a computer, right click and choose “Open image in new tab”,
then you can zoom as needed.

My favorite cover is the 2nd (Hardcover, March 28, 2013 by Harper Voyager, ISBN 9780007491568), because of the artistic representation of the fire, with its different shades. That’s seen by the painter in me.

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Next week doesn’t inspire me,
so my next participation will be on January 7:
“A top 10 read of 2021”


What’s in a Name 6 Reading Challenge

Whats in a name 6

I enjoyed so much this challenge in 2012, see my recap here, that I can’t resist joining again this year, plus the categories are really so much fun:

Here’s How It Works

Between January 1 and December 31, 2013, read one book in each of the following categories:

  1. A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title: Deep down True, The Girl Below, The Diva Digs up the Dirt
  2. A book with something you’d find in your kitchen in the title: Loose Lips Sink Ships, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Breadcrumbs
  3. A book with a party or celebration in the title: A Feast for Crows, A Wedding in Haiti, Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness
  4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title: Burning for Revenge, Fireworks over Toccoa, Catching Fire
  5. A book with an emotion in the title: Baltimore Blues, Say You’re Sorry, Dreams of Joy
  6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title: The Book of Lost Fragrances, The World We Found, A Discovery of Witches

The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.

And here are my books:

Category 1: Murder Below Montparnasse, by Cara Black

Category 2: The Lavender Garden, by Lucinda Riley

Category 3: Mozart’s Last Aria, by Matt Rees 

Category 4: The Cross And The Dragon, by Kim Rendfeld

Category 5: The Sign of the Weeping Virgin, by Alana J. White

Category 6: Leaving Everything Most Loved, by Jacqueline Winspear