Friday Face-Off

Friday Face-Off: Smoke

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

“Where there’s fire there’s… ”

This weeks theme: A cover featuring smoke.

My Choice: The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Happy 4/20!!!!

For those of you that don’t know, in the USA, April 20th is “weed day.”  In Colorado weed is legal so on 4/20 there are huge rallies and parties downtown where everyone gets high.  I don’t do weed (in any form) so I won’t be participating but I know a few people who will be lighting up today.

I don’t know if it was planned or not, but “smoke” is a fitting theme for 4/20 haha.  I couldn’t find a good cover for smoking weed, so I chose a cover with just normal smoking.  The classic Sherlock Holmes!


Penguin Books Limited 1981 | Penguin Books 2009 | Penguin UK 1983 | Thomas & Mercer 2012
Bantam Classics 1986 | Simon & Schuster UK 2012 | Barnes & Noble Classics 2011 | General Press 2015
Bedford Park Books 2010 | Top Five Books 2014 | ? 2016 | ? 2014
? 2016 | Doubleday 1960 | Mapleleaf Books 2013 | AB Books 2018
Barnes & Noble 2015 | Newton Compton 2009 | Vintage Classics 2009 | Bantam Doubleday 1992
? 2013 | Dorset Press 1988 | Book House 2016 | Gramercy Books 2002
Doubleday & Company 2009 | ? 2015 | Geddes & Grosset 2002 | MobileReference 2008

Goodreads has 318 different editions of The Complete Sherlock Holmes! I picked the first ish 28, and am going to pick from those! But there are TONS of other covers!

Top 8:

The way I normally format these posts I usually pick a top 4, but I couldn’t decide on only 4!


I couldn’t decide on just one! I really like simplicity of the first one, but I love the overall feel of the second! They are both awesome!

Which cover is your favorite? Do you agree with my picks?


17 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off: Smoke

  1. lol… I think it’s just a massive coincidence that this FF’s chosen theme fits so nicely with Weed Day:)). I love your choice of the Sherlock Holmes series – what a lovely sideways approach! My personal favourite is Holmes08 – I love the intent, almost maniacal look in Sherlock’s eyes – after all, we don’t know exactly WHAT he’s smoking, do we?? Thank you for popping onto my site, btw…:)

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    1. Haha I am sure it is a coincidence but it was a funny one! I like that cover too! And that is true we don’t know what he is smoking!!! If it were modern day CO instead of 19th century London I would say there was a good chance it wasn’t just tobacco 😉 And thank you for returning the favor!

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  2. Loving the theme lol… Definitely a unique and fun one. Thanks for the post! Going to be checking out some of these reads… been wanting to add some Sherlock Holmes to my TBR

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