Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bibliophile Sweater Tag

The Rules:
Give the person who tagged you a never-ending supply of cookies (or just thank them - either work)  THANK YOU Tori ... cookies are kinda hard to ship ;p
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??)

These are my two favorite sweaters that I wear all the time! The first feels like soft bath towel, the second is wool!! Both are warm and comfy. Also the contrast of these two photos really show my photo interests well ;p Artsy fashion vs. selfie ;D

Fuzzy sweater (a book that is the epitome of comfort)

This has to be C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. Those books just make me way too happy ;D Always ;D 

not the movies though. Those make me unhappy. I like the BBC versions better

Striped sweater (book which you devoured every line of)

That's a lot of books.... but we'll go with The Witch of Black Bird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. I've read that book more than once ;D 

From goodreads :) 

Ugly Christmas sweater (book with a weird cover)

Wow. this one is hard. What should I do??? I'm sure there are tons of books with weird covers. To be honest, most of my books are old books with solid hardcovers. 

You can tell I bought these books from all over ;D 

Cashmere sweater (most expensive book you've bought)
This would have to be some of my old books... I'll give you authors I've payed a lot for:

Robert Michael Ballantyne
G. A. Henty
Robert Louis Stevenson 
Pemberton Gunther
Gene Stratton Porter
George MacDonald
C. S. Lewis

And I'm sure there are others!

Hoodie (favorite classic book)
The first thing that comes to my mind is Stevenson's book Kidnapped and it's sequel Catriona. It took me forever to find Catriona! It's not a very well known book but it's so good!

Oh, but I also love Dicken's books Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities

I love old books ;D

Cardigan (book that you bought on impulse)
Almost every book I have I bought at thrift stores or antique stores, and not because I planned to ;D But last year at Realm Makers I bought this lovely book and didn't regret it :) 

Coiled by H. L. Book  

From GoodReads :)

Turtleneck sweater (book from your childhood)
  • Nancy Drew
  • Dr Seauss
  • Dick and Jane 
  • And these two favorites....

Homemade knitted sweater (book that is Indie-published)
I don't think I've actually read many Indie books :D 

But of course, there's Kara's book The Girl Who Could See which I absolutely love.

V-neck sweater (book that did not meet your expectations)
Hmm... sadly a lot of books. Both good and bad. Let's do a good experience, though. 

I don't usually like horse books. A friend gave me this book, so I decided to read it. And I loved it.

And I'm so upset because I can't remember the title or author... and I don't really feel like digging through my 20+ boxes of books to find it.

Just know this: I don't like horse books. But I loved this book. And let it be a mystery what book it is ;D


Argyle sweater (book with a unique format)
Karen Hesse's books... the one's I read... are all unique. Specifically Out of the Dust and Music of the Dolphins. To this day I don't know if I love her books are if they were disturbing and messed up my mind.

Either way, everything about them was super... different. 

Polka dot sweater (a book with well-rounded characters)
Oh, this one has me thinking too hard.
You see, I love books best when the characters are real.
So I can think of so many.
Stephanie Morrill's Ellie Sweet books.
Katherine Paterson's books.
Johnny Tremain.
I think I'll stop because I know I could list hundreds more ;D

And I think it's waaayyy past sweater season. But I had to do that tag (sweaters are kinda seasonal all year around in Montana, to be honest).

Also, I won a short story contest! My Cleaning Girl is a really special story for so many reasons. I hope you all enjoy it!


  1. Sweaters and books, two of my favorite things!

    1. They do seem like a perfect combination ;D

  2. Funny story, I was actually looking for my copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond the other day. Couldn't find it, sadly...but I remembered I loved it and felt like flipping through it again.

    Tell me more about the horse book...I've read so many I might actually know which one it was, lol

    1. Oh, that's too funny! I just love that book ;D Obviously lol

      Ok... wow. It's been so long since I read it I can't hardly remember... a girl goes to stay with people. I feel like there is wind in the title? But don't quote me on that. She's very bitter about something? I think she's somewhere between 15-17. Someone dies in the book.. I can't remember if it was a friend she makes or the horse. Wow... I have a horrid memory. I REMEMBER loving the book. It felt so real and not very "horse obsessed". The girl was a bit of a brat and a wimp at the beginning. But she'd also gone through hard stuff and by the end of the book she was changed ;D But the change was so subtle, and well done.

  3. Just the cover of Coiled makes me want to read it! And yes! I've only read the first Ellie Sweet, but the characters are FANTASTIC.

    Congrats on the contest!!!


  4. Also, I read your short story! That was really good! So well-written and heartfelt!

    1. Yes, the cover is just as amazing as the words ;) Oh, my! But the second Ellie book is probably even BETTER! Like it has so many more surprises ;)

      And thanks! I'm so glad you read it :)


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