Welcome to the Moonlight Library’s new original feature, Buy Borrow Burn.
It’s a fun game based on Snog Marry Avoid/Marry Kiss Kill.
If we had unlimited funds, which cover would be the one we’d buy*, borrow, or burn**?
*This is completely subjective and my favourite cover may not be yours.
**In no way do we wish to insult anyone and no, we wouldn’t actually ‘burn’ the book, this is completely hypothetical.
Let me know which book cover you’d Buy Borrow or Burn!
This week’s book covers:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
by J.K. Rowling
Published September 1st 2014 by Bloomsbury Children
I love the darkness of this cover, and how it shows the magnificent castle of Hogwarts, and that weird-looking giant of a man Hagrid, and also shows Hermione and Ron. I love the setting sun and the colours used and I think that even if I hadn’t read the books, this cover would interest me.
The ‘adult’ version published by Bloomsbury UK in a clever marketing ploy.
This was actually the cover I did end up buying. I bought the ‘adult’ cover box set many years ago. but now, I’d simply borrow it. It’s a bit deceptive, and if I saw this in the library I’d have no idea it was a middle grade book until I read the blurb. That being said, I’m glad it’s in my collection.
This is an Italian cover.
I’m sorry, what? Giant rats? Extra-large chess pieces? I don’t get it. It’s ugly and that shade of baby-vomit yellow makes my eyes cry. BURN IT.