Friday Reads: The Bibliophile Sweater Tag

Jamie at Books & Waffles tagged me in the Bibliophile Sweater Tag, so here’s my go at this post! I’ve tried to live up to her example of neat pictures, but none of mine include waffles so I guess deduct points for that.

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Rules

1.) Give the person who tagged you a never-ending supply of cookies (or just thank them—either works).
2.) Answer all the questions and use the blog graphic for this tag somewhere in your post.
3.) Pass along the tag to at least five other people to wear a sweater.


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

Hmmm. It’s surprisingly hard to take a good picture of a lit candle.

This is not the best book in the world. But it’s one of my go-to comfort reads. It has a bookworm main character who gets a job of reading (!!!) and then discovers she has magical powers. And she gets to ride horses and live on the California coast. It’s rather a fluff read, but reading it feels like wrapping myself up in blankets in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot tea.

Striped sweater
(book which you devoured every line of)

This was MY FAVORITE BOOK OF 2017! I only have this one picture because I read a library copy and so I can’t take any new pictures of it until I buy myself a copy. I have already bought this book twice though (Christmas gifts) so I’m not quite ready to buy it a third time yet. Not yet. But soon.

Ugly Christmas sweater
(book with a weird cover)

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Okay, this isn’t “ugly” per say, but it’s weird. I really enjoyed the book, but I have no idea why this was chosen as the cover.

Cashmere sweater
(most expensive book you’ve bought)

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I am completely guessing here. But that version of The Hobbit looks like the most expensive book that is on my bookshelf (and wasn’t a gift) so I’m going with that.

Hoodie
(favorite classic book)

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I could have picked any number of books for this one, though it all might depend on what you consider a classic. Alice, however, is one I enjoy reading and also enjoy the whole fandom that has built up around the various re-tellings of the story, which is why I picked this one.

Cardigan
(book that you bought on impulse)

LOL, what, like ALL of my TBR pile? Or at least most of it? Actually, that sounds fun.

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That’s not quite all of my physical TBR books, but it is the ones that I bought purely on impulse. I think I need to get reading…

Turtleneck sweater
(book from your childhood)

(Okay, yes, that’s a waffle picture. After I wrote the intro to this post, I started craving waffles, so I bought a new Belgian waffle maker all because of this blog post.)

There are so many I could have picked here! But since Mr. Wyrm and I were discussing A Wrinkle in Time the other day, this one made the most sense.

Homemade knitted sweater
(book that is Indie-published)

I haven’t read the published book yet (this is one I did critiques on) but I think the story and stuffed Doc are adorable.

V-neck sweater
(book that did not meet your expectations)

I’m so, so sorry to the many people who recommended Ready Player One to me. I liked it, but not as much as everyone seemed to think I would. I gave it a solid three star rating, but the hype indicated that it would be a five star read. Maybe I would have liked it better if the hype were less, but there’s no way to tell now.

Argyle sweater
(book with a unique format)

Okay, I guess the format of this book is essentially normal (not “standard” but not “unique” either). The writing of the book was NOT normal, however. The two co-authors wrote this book by sending each other letters (as they describe at the end of the book) and only turned it into a real novel after they’d defeated the bad guys. So while the book reads relatively normal, it was crafted in a very unique way, and I think that counts.

Polka dot sweater
(a book with well-rounded characters)

I *think* this book had well-rounded characters. I’ve only read it once, so I haven’t studied the characters completely. I do know I was fascinated by the main character’s hypergraphia, though (it’s “a behavioral condition characterized by the intense desire to write or draw”), and I remember thinking that I liked the characters. I’m going to have to do a re-read of this book to be sure (yeah, right, it’s really because I loved the book) but for now I’m going to say these characters fit this topic.


Nominees

I am not sure if any of you have done this tag yet, so if you have please disregard. Also, if you don’t want to do the tag, I’m not going to send the tag police after you. But if you want to do the tag (whether or not I’ve tagged you) please play along and let me know so I can see what your book choices are!

The Questions

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)


Thanks, Jamie! That was a fun tag. AND I got waffles.  🙂

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8 thoughts on “Friday Reads: The Bibliophile Sweater Tag

  1. Thank you for the tag!! This looks like so much fun! I feel like I’m going to agree with you about Ready Player One. I’d heard so many good things about it, but then I read some reviews about it and now I’m not sure? I think I’ll go in with low expectations and see how that goes!

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