Friday Face-Off: Spooky Lodgings

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It’s time again for the Friday Face-Off meme, created by Books by Proxy, with weekly topics hosted by Lynn’s Book Blog.  The idea is to put up different covers for one book, and select a favorite.

This week’s theme is: ““And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”  – a cover featuring an Inn/Hotel

It took me surprisingly little time to hit on a book featuring an inn–and it’s even October/Halloween appropriate!  I offer Howliday Inn by James Howe.  This is part of the Bunnicula series, but I read it first, and always seemed like the primary book in the series to me.  Chester the cat and Harold the dog are sent to stay at “Howliday Inn” while their humans go on vacation, and the overactive imagination of Chester promptly decides villainy is afoot.  The story is funny and delightful.

I like Harold’s expression here, and the inn is suitably spooky in the background…but I feel like the relative size of Chester and Harold is a bit off.  Or that’s just a really BIG cat!

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Friday Face-Off: September Days

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It’s time again for the Friday Face-Off meme, created by Books by Proxy, with weekly topics hosted by Lynn’s Book Blog.  The idea is to put up different covers for one book, and select a favorite.

This week’s theme is: “Warm September brings the fruit” – a cover that is seasonal for Autumn/Fall

I decided to go with one that may only be glancingly fall–but the heroine is named September, this series always came out in the fall so I read it then, and the reds and golds do have an autumnal feel.  So my pick for today is The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente.  A relatively recent book, there seem to be only a few cover options.

This is close to the cover I’ve seen before, but with some extra swirly bits.  It’s a bit too much, although putting Neil Gaiman’s endorsement at the top is a nice touch!

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