Monday, June 12, 2017

Cover Characteristics Clocks



Cover Characteristics is a meme by Sugar and Snark- every week a characteristic is selected and we post 5 books with that week's theme.    

This week's pick- Clocks

This week the topic is clocks. I immediately thought mysteries for this one- there's just a plethora of covers with clocks in that genre, so this one wasn't too bad.      

The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, #1)The Skeleton in the Clock (Sir Henry Merrivale, #18)The Clocks4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple #8)Ice Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge, #1)

The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, #1)

The Skeleton in the Clock (Sir Henry Merrivale, #18)

The Clocks

4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple #8)


Ice Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge, #1)

36 comments:

  1. I like the cover for Ice Blue with the blueish look to it.

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  2. Oh wow, those old Nancy Drew covers bring back some good reading memories from my childhood. Loved that whole series.

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    1. I know, I love those old Nancy Drew (and the Hardy Boys too). I've thought about doing a post of my favorite Nancy Drew covers...

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  3. Mysteries and clocks seem to go together... loved Nancy Drew when I was a kid. The first non-mystery clock cover that popped into my mind is Saturday by Ian McEwan.

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    1. They do! I love some of thos old covers...

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  4. Yes, love that Nancy Drew cover! I loved those books when I was a kid (although, I'm not quite that old, I was reading my aunts' old books!).

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    1. Yeah they're classic. I re- read a few Hardy Boys a few years ago...

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  5. I still have that Nancy Drew book packed away somewhere!

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    1. Ha do you? I don't have that one but I have a few of the other ones...

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  6. Great covers that manage to make clocks look interesting. I wouldn't think that was possible lol

    For What It's Worth

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    1. I know! Who knew clocks and mysteries??

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  7. Ah the Nancy Drew cover bring back so many memories! And I love that particular kind of Agatha Christie covers :)

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    1. I do too. There are so many Christie editions with those kinda covers, I've got a post coming up that collects a bunch of my favorites. It was SO fun to put together- and yes to the Nancy Drew as well.

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  8. Yes, indeed there are lots of clock covers now that I think about it. For some reason, the Nancy Drew cover made me snicker. Nancy looks like she is doing something nefarious.

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    1. Ha! You know when I saw this topic I immediately thought of Nancy Drew!

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  9. Really like the Agatha Christie covers! Can't say I have read any of these books, though, but they look interesting!

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    1. I've never read agatha but I LOVE some of those covers!!

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  10. I remember reading The Secret of the Old Clock in third grade and loving it; I was obsessed with Nancy Drew for a while haha. I haven't read the others, though; but they look great! I'll have to check those out. I do love covers with clocks! Awesome post, Greg :-)

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    1. I read the Hardy Boys books so many times, and then when I needed something new I read the Nancy Drews- not all of them, but a few. Ah memories...

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  11. I like the Agatha Christie clocks! They're like, retro but in a good way. The Nancy Drew one is so old school, I love it! I had one of those as a kid because Claudia from The Baby-Sitters Club loved Nancy Drew, but I could never get into it haha.

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    1. I do too! Love that retro look. In fact, obsessive as I am, I just did a wHOLE post on retro Christie covers. I need a life...

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  12. Ah, I was going to say I couldn't really think of any clock covers off the top of my head...and then I saw the one with Big Ben and suddenly the floodgates were opened. Never a shortage of famous landmarks on book covers!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. True! And clocks were surprisingly common- once I started looking. And the Nancy Drew one I thought of right away.

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  13. You have so much patience rooting these out!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Maybe too much! Some of these posts go up quick, and others... take more time.

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  14. Darn it I had this post ready, but I've been so discombobulated with blogging lately that I didn't even realize it was this week. Oh well, I'll post it tomorrow or next week or something lol. I love the Agatha Christie covers! And I like the colors on the last one.

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  15. I love those Agatha Christie covers! 4:50 from Paddington is my favorite I think though I love a Nancy Drew cover too!

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  16. I of course immediately thought of the Nancy Drew one myself! Great picks! I didn't have quite as many as I thought I would find.
    Check out my Cover Characteristic Post.

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  17. Nice selection, I do like the cover for Ice Blue the best :)

    Thanks for stopping by mine.

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  18. Yay for all the Nancy Drews!! Thanks for joining in last week :)

    Sugar & Snark

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  19. I have a weakness for clocks! the AG's ones are my fav :)

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