The Bibliophile Sweater Tag

I kind of stole this one from Savannah over at Scattered Scribblings. She said she tagged anyone who was happy about it getting cold and I 100% am! And plus, this tag combines sweaters and books. Awesomeness!

I kind of just raided my shelf and pulled the first book out that came to mind. So some of these might be a bit rambly. Before I get to the questions, I must thank my ever helpful library cat, Dustfinger, my faithful cup of tea for its willingness to become a prop, and my epic winter hat (not pictured) for their help taking these pictures. I couldn't have done it without y'all.

Now you get to see how messy my bottom shelves are!

~Fuzzy Sweater (Book that is the epitome of comfort)~

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

This poor book sat on my shelf for years before I finally read it. I don't know, but it was kind of like a cup of tea: warm and comforting, with a punch of action here and there. My cup of tea, you might say...

~Striped Sweater (Book that you devoured every line of)~

I don't actually own this book. Jules let me borrow it years and years ago. I remember that I was so absorbed in it, that mom had to yell my name several times before I heard her (I was about five feet away from her). That's rare.

~Ugly Christmas Sweater (Book with a weird cover)~

Uh, guys, I don't know if you know this or not, but I typically buy nice looking books. I spend hours picking out the perfect cover for most classics and any works that have more than one style of cover.  I do not allow wretched looking books on my shelves if I can help it. This one is going to be hard. But I'm sure my family has one lying around somewhere. *goes and surveys the shelves* Okay, found one.

This is an edition of The Two Towers that I grabbed for my older brother. I guess I never gave it to him. This is a collectors edition if one has all of the books. I have one of them, so it's not really collectible. The cover is super weird.

~Cashmere Sweater (Most expensive book you've bought)~

Bahahahahahahahaha!!!! *Laughter slowly turns into happy tears of a broke book dragon* This is easy. *Slaps large stack of books down on the table*

My entire collection of The History of Middle Earth, with The Lays of Beleriand taking the cake. I have one book left to purchase (The Lost Road and Other Writings) and I think that one will be the most expensive of them all, which is why I don't have it yet. Note: it's probably not a good idea to balance a cup of tea on top of the stack of your most expensive books. Just sayin'. But the colors of the cup matched the books so perfectly, I just had to!

~Hoodie (favorite classic)~

Hmmm. I'm not sure about this one. I could go with LotR or Narnia, but that is probably the safe answer. The Scarlet Pimpernel? Anne of Green Gables? Little Women? I found a nice copy of Anne of Green Gables on my shelf, so I'm going with that.

~Cardigan (Book you bought on impulse)~

I bought both Dewey the Library Cat and The Last Unicorn on impulse. I recently started DtLC and I absolutely love it! Of course, I would. I mean cats+library=purrfect combination. You're welcome for that...  

But I have no idea what either of them is really about, so you'll have to wait on my opinion until later.

~Turtleneck Sweater (Book from your childhood)~

The Dragon Keeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul

These books are great. I loved reading them when I was a kid and I'm sure I'd find them just as amazing now that I'm older.

~Homemade Knitted Sweater (Book that is Indie-Published)~

I haven't read too many indie-published books. I think the only one I've read is Spinner of Secrets by Annie Twitchell. 

~V-Necked Sweater (Book that did not meet your expectations)~

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. I was seriously disappointed in this book. After reading Percy Jackson and most of The Heroes of Olympus, I thought this one was going to be just as good. Wrong. Though I don't know why I'm surprised. I've never been interested in Egypt stuff. 

~Argyle Sweater (Book with a unique format)~

I just had to slap a B&W on this one!
I wasn't sure which way to take this question, but I'm going to go with The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (*gasp* shocker). The format is central to the entire series. Each book has thirteen chapters. There aren't any dust jackets. Each book gets successively longer. There's a special letter at the end of each book hinting to details about the next. Plus they have alliteration in their titles. And lots of other things. It would take too long to list them here. Besides, I might miss some things.

Oh yes, and we can't forget the dedications to Beatrice at the beginning of each book. Those are morbidly hysterical. 

~Polka Dot Sweater (Book with well-rounded characters)~

The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt by Stephanie Morrill.

It's no secret around here that I love these books. I thought about using them for the fuzzy sweater, but I would have just flooded this entire tag with them. While they totally deserve it, I decided that my poor readers would want something different.

I love that these characters were consistant and true to themselves while still growing throughout the books. It was pretty amazing.

~The Retag~

I tag anyone who is wearing a sweater at the moment. Or fuzzy socks. Either one. I'm all about the cold weather and cozy clothes right now!

Have any of you read any of these books? Have you seen that edition of LotR before? I'm curious to know how common it is. 


  1. Hahaha, I loved reading your answers, Sarah!!!! (And your cat and teacup :) )


    1. Thanks! I really loved this one!

      They were fun additions. I'm surprised my cat didn't photobomb any of the book pictures.

  2. This is a fun tag! Your cat is adorable. <3

    UGH, WHAT DID THEY DO TO THE TWO TOWERS?! That is appalling! XD

    1. He's the best. I love his fluffy face so much.

      IKR! It's just not right. Nightmare material right there!

  3. Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I thought I'd stop by to check out what you share about.

    So I thoroughly loved this tag you filled out about books. I didn't know Stephanie Morrill had a series like that -- cool! I'll have to see if I can find her books.

    I totally missed out on reading The Series of Unfortunate Events in my childhood. Haha. I'm still tempted to read them though, especially when I see/hear people talking about them like this. :)


    1. YES! You should totally read both series. They're some of my favorites!

      Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed this tag. It was so much fun to fill out!


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