Ever since I started blogging, I've been wanting to create my own tag. I dearly love being tagged and answering all the fun, random questions (even if I actually never do the tags I'm tagged for *COUGH*) so I thought it would be cool to create my own someday.
I wanted it to be something autumnal and book-related...and thus the idea of a Bibliophile Sweater Tag was born! This hasn't been done before, to my knowledge, but I did base the format off the Cookie Book Tag, which I did a few months ago and was created by this gal.
Basically, here's the gist of it: I came up with 11 different sweaters and a type of book that "matched" each one. I'm not sure if they all make sense? Sometimes I think I'm being clever and then it ends up just being confusing. xD
With that lengthy introduction out of the way, on to the tag!
Rules (more like guidelines...)
- Give the person who tagged you a never-ending supply of cookies (or just thank them - either works)
- Answer all the questions and use the blog graphic for this tag somewhere in your post
- Pass along the tag to at least five other people
- Wear a sweater (okay, this is optional...but why wouldn't you want to??)
// The Bilbiophile Sweater Tag //
Fuzzy sweater // a book that is the epitome of comfort
This is a hard question (well, yes, I wrote them...but never mind that) because I just have lots of comfort reads. If I were to just pick one off the top of my head, I would have to go with Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I just read this recently for the first time and oh my word. It's so cozy and charming and beautiful. I LOVE THIS BOOK.
Striped sweater // a book which you devoured every line of
I can think of a lot of books that fit this category...namely any book with looooots of action. But A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen is just SO. GOOD. I could not put this book down. With fabulous family dynamics, a rich historical setting, and well-drawn suspense, it's just the definition of good fiction.
Ugly Christmas sweater // a book with a weird cover
(Note: this isn't meant to say that the cover is ugly. Just weird or not to your tastes. ;))
This is the closest I could find for this category. Just...yeah, the sculpture of an old man with glowing eyes is a little creepy. xD
Cashmere sweater // the most expensive book you've bought
I got this for Christmas a couple years ago, and it was probably one of the most expensive books I've been given. (Yes, I know the price - only because I was eyeing it on Amazon before Christmas. xD) BUT IT'S TOTALLY WORTH IT, GUYS. This has to be one of my top favorite books that I own. Ever. The format is the coolest thing ever, and it's just a gorgeous book.
(Plus, Peter Pan. *grins*)
Hoodie // a favorite classic book
This isn't my VERY favorite classics, but it's one of them! It's just so clever and fun and whimsical...I LOVETH THIS STORY. Highly recommended to anyone who likes whimsical fantasy-type stories.
(And can we talk about the illustrations?? I'm lowkey obsessed with them.)
Cardigan // a book that you bought on impulse
(Explanation for this one: cardigans are kind of the sweaters you would impulsively grab before heading out somewhere...at least they are for me. *shrugs*)
I had heard good things about this from a couple friends and was interested in reading it...so when I found it on sale, I spontaneously decided to purchase it.
Let me just say: it was a very worthwhile purchase. *hugs book*
Turtleneck sweater // a book from your childhood
Confession time: I actually wasn't a big reader as a kid. *cue gasps from the crowd*
Yes, it's true. I didn't become a bibliophile until I was about ten or eleven. So while I read some books as a youngling, I didn't have any that I would read over and over again. (I missed out on a lot as child, apparently.)
One book that really does stick out to me from my younger reading years, though, is The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson. I think I read this when I was approximately twelve years old, and it's the book I hold responsible for getting me interested in fantasy.
Homemade knitted sweater // a book that is Indie-published
THIS COVER, THOUGH. I can't get over the beauty. *stares with mouth agape for daysssss*
I could list a lot of great indie books for this category (The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson, The Reluctant Godfather by Allison Tebo, Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire, etc.), but for the sake of brevity, I'll just stick with this one.
To Get to You is honestly one of my favorite books everrrrr. ACTUALLY ALL OF JOANNE'S BOOKS ARE. Joanna Bischof is an mind-blowingly talented author. All of her books have raw emotion, unique premises, fabulous characters...they just have everything, my friends. And this one is the perfect summer read. Gahhhhhhhhh.
V-neck sweater // a book that did not meet your expectations
WELL THEN. This book was NOT my thing. I wrote a whole rambly review on Goodreads the other day about all the issues I had with this, and...yeah. There are a lot. xD Namely the horrible romance. Goodness gracious. *shields eyes*
Argyle sweater // a book with a unique format
This is more in terms of story format, rather than design format. It features two different plotlines, one set during WWII and another in modern times. The author weaves both plots together so seamlessly and beautifully. Kristy Cambron is TALENTED and has the most gorgeous writing style. She's so good at delving into the emotions of her characters - they just feel so real.
READ THIS, PEOPLE.
Polka dot sweater // a book with well-rounded characters
C'mon...you knew it was coming. xD
I raved about this in a review on my blog several months ago, and every word I said was true. THESE CHARACTERS ARE THE BEST. Like...I can't even describe the level of admiration I have for this book and its people. <333 I would totally recommend this to people who don't even read historical fiction. It has a great premise, some of my favorite characters ever, and it deals with BOOKS. #bookception
If you aren't convinced yet, just go read my review. Because I'm obviously the person you go to when you need to make major life decisions. (Aka picking out your next book to read. :P)
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Faith // The Writer's Song
Tracey // Adventure Awaits
Soleil // Thoughts from a Daughter of God
Savannah // Scattered Scribblings
Natalie // Ramblings of a Redhead Girl
Christine // Musings of an Elf
Madeline // Short & Snappy
As usual, there's no obligation to do this tag. I've forgotten or been too busy to do tags maaaaaaany times in my life. xD If anyone else would be interested in doing this, feel free! Just be sure to share a link with me in the comments so I can check out your answers. :D
For copying-and-pasting purposes, here are all the questions again.
Fuzzy sweater (a book that is the epitome of comfort)
Striped sweater (book which you devoured every line of)
Ugly Christmas sweater (book with a weird cover)
Cashmere sweater (most expensive book you've bought)
Hoodie (favorite classic book)
Cardigan (book that you bought on impulse)
Turtleneck sweater (book from your childhood)
Homemade knitted sweater (book that is Indie-published)
V-neck sweater (book that did not meet your expectations)
Argyle sweater (book with a unique format)
Polka dot sweater (a book with well-rounded characters)