Bibliophile Sweater Tag

Autumn is my favorite season, and books are one of my absolute favoritest things, so when LilianΒ tagged me for this “Bibliophile Sweater Tag”, I kinda geeked out. πŸ˜€ Thanks so much, Lilian!!! (And be sure to check out her post, it’s pretty fun.)

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Okay, let’s get started.

1- A Fuzzy Sweater (a book that is the epitome of comfort)

For some reason, Sir Knight of the Splendid Way by W.E. Cule is the book that comes to mind. Unfortunately, I can’t find a picture of the version I have, but it’s a lovely Lamplighter bound book with a shield on it. This book marries my love of the medieval time period with all the amazing and wonderful themes of allegories like Pilgrim’s Progress. The audio drama is good too! πŸ˜€ Definitely a favorite worth revisiting soon. πŸ˜‰

2- Striped Sweater (a book you devoured every line of)

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I cried at least once almost every chapter of Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder. And for me, that’s a good thing–it means the book has beautiful prose and a moving storyline/theme. I really loved it. ❀ This book is one of my top favorites for the year, and I will definitely be buying my own copy someday soon. πŸ˜‰ So much wonderful writing. ❀ (Read my review here.)

3- Ugly Christmas Sweater (a book with a weird cover)

When I did the Cover Love Tag last month, I said The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy had one of the ugliest covers I had ever seen.

Behold…

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Isn’t it kinda weird? And then someone in the comments pointed out there were exactly forty-two balls and that the mountains themselves spelled “42”, and I ended up thinking it was really cool, so…

So, instead, this gets to be “ugliest cover”. (And I’m only using it because the cover has since been updated. πŸ˜‰ )

 

On the left you see the book’s original cover–really not my favorite–and on the right is the new swoony version that keeps tempting me to buy a paperback. πŸ˜‰

4- Cashmere Sweater (the most expensive book you’ve bought)

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Four years ago when I bought my paperback copy of Dreamlander by K.M. Weiland, I believe it was $17 which was HUGE splurge for me. πŸ˜‰ It’s quite lovely though, and the story inside was definitely worth that much. (Read my review here.)

And then there are textbooks… XD

5- Hoodie (favorite classic book)

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I’m gonna have to go with Peter Pan (British whit + childhood and coming of age + darling characters = perfection), though I love most all of the Sherlock Holmes books as well. πŸ˜‰ I’ve read this book several times and listened to it on audio at least once, and every time I discover more humor, more emotion, and more thought-provoking satire. It’s time for another read. πŸ˜‰

6- Cardigan (a book you bought on impulse)

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I have been waiting forever for the Legends of Light series by Hope Ann to come out in paperback, so I bought the first volume right away when it was published. (And I was blessed to have money on hand! πŸ˜‰ ) It’s one of the thickest, prettiest books on my shelf.

7- Turtleneck Sweater (a book from your childhood)

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Wow. So, this is a book I haven’t thought about in forever. πŸ˜‰ My oldest sister read it aloud to me inside our closet fort when I was still a very young reader. It’s quite the sweet story, and looking it up today was fun since I got to see the dust jacket for the very first time. Our copy didn’t have one. πŸ˜‰

8- Homemade Knitted Sweater (a book that is indie published)

I’m kind of an Indie advocate, so I have a lot to choose from on this one. XD I guess I’ll go with a couple favorites from this year. πŸ˜‰

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Shallows by Denver Evans was quite the surprise. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but a slightly paranormal story with strong family relationships, friendships, inventing, and speaking up for those with no voice was amazing. πŸ˜€ Read my review here. (I loved the sequel too.)

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This short story, The Notes in Our Hearts, was the first thing I’ve read by Gabriellyn Gidman, and it certainly won’t be the last. Solid and sweet. ❀ (Read my review here.)

9- V-Neck Sweater (a book that did not meet your expectations)

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The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry had so much potential to be hilarious and cliche-mocking. (Like The Princess Bride.) But I found it really morally ambiguous and not very amusing which was sad…

10- Argyle Sweater (a book with a unique format)

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Not sure if this counts, but Summerlost by Ally Condie was in three acts (like a play, which this book is centered around somewhat) and the chapters headings are on the side of the page. Is that cool or what???

11- Polka-Dot Sweater (a book with well-rounded characters)

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This book (Wonder by R.J. Palacio) is soooo real. Everyone in it has dimension, has a story, has a motivation, goals, fears, loves. No cliches. ❀ I still haven’t reviewed it because my thoughts are a little hard to put into words, but I 99% loved it. πŸ˜€

That’s all, folks! Thanks for reading, and consider yourself tagged! And if you don’t have a blog, comment to tell me about your favorite sweater, because, you have one, right? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

 

(And sorry this blog post is late, we cleaned our house, did yard work, made food, decorated, and had a verrrry early Christmas “party” all yesterday. πŸ˜‰ )

8 thoughts on “Bibliophile Sweater Tag

  1. AHHH, I love this post! I should consider doing this tag because it was so much fun to read! And the Summerlast cover. OH MY. So pretty. I normally buy my books used so they don’t have great covers (they’re all like, mass market paperback) but I DO own this version of Rilla of Ingleside, and I am in LOVE with the cover. It’s so detailed and accurate!

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    1. Yay! They just won’t stop being mentioned on my blog. πŸ˜‰

      It was pretty awesome. We were making stuff for a charity, and the deadline for it is way before Christmas since they wanna get the stuff to recipients in time for Christmas. πŸ˜‰

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