Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Bibliophile Sweater Tag - A Sweatery Bookish Tag!

Hey guys! :D Today's post is going to non-AJ related so if you came here for loads of AJ talk and not a post about sweaters and books and sweater-ish books, then you may leave right now! No hard feelings. *covers face and sobs*

AHEM. Ignore that. ^

This wonderful graphic is made by the tag's creator, Mary Horton!

A few weeks ago, my oldest sister Tracey Dyck at Adventure Awaits tagged for me for a super adorable tag created by Mary Horton at Sunshine and Scribblings. (Knowing that there was some confusion last time I posted a non-AJ related tag, no this is not created by me nor is it an AJ tag. XD)

Mary whipped up some rules and their pretty simple. Let's read them, shall we? ^.^

- Give the person who tagged you a never-ending supply of cookies (or just thank them - either works) (Thank you, Tracey for tagging me! *looks in cookie jar* There's only one... Here, you can have it! *gives to Tracey* ^-^)
- Answer all the questions and use the blog graphic for this tag somewhere in your post (Already done. ;))
- Pass along the tag to at least five other people (Oooo, what if I can't decideeeee? XD)
- Wear a sweater (okay, this is optional...but why wouldn't you want to??) (*looks down* Darn, I'm not wearing a sweater and with the heat on in the house, it's too warm! >.< My camp shirt will do!)
Simple enough! Let's start!

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

Alright, so, I hope I'm getting this right because I don't exactly know what epitome means and DICTIONARY.COM IS NOT REALLY TELLING ME. XD

But I'm guessing it just means it's comforting. In that case, 11 Birthdays is a perfect example. I have reread this book... 5 times? Maybe 7 times. Who knows?! I've read it a bunch and IT'S SO AMAZING. Of all the Willow Falls books, this one has a special place in my heart. It's an easy read and has amazing chemistry and Leo is awesome. ;)

Striped sweater (book which you devoured every line of)

This book sucked me into it's dystopian world the moment I read the first line:
"He began his life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air."
Doesn't it already sound intriguing? Just writing it down makes me want to run (ha, see what I did there?) and start reading it again. I loved every tense moment and every deep talk between the characters. I loved how all the characters sometimes just rubbed each other the wrong way and got angry. I really did devour each word, each line, each page. If you haven't read The Maze Runner yet, I highly suggest you do!

 Ugly Christmas sweater (book with a weird cover)

Alright, all the Deltora Quest books have really weird covers so I just picked the first one. I am always slightly embarrassed when I check these ones out of the library. 0.O And... yeah. It took me a while to figure this one out since I love a lot of book covers!

Cashmere sweater (most expensive book you've bought)

Okay, okay, so I didn't buy this book, it was given to me but it was the only expensive book that I owned that I could think of! It's about $23 in Canadian dollar and $21 or something in American. But to me, it's worth the extra money! Disenchanted The Trials of Cinderella is the sequel to Grounded The Adventures of Rapunzel and both are amazing twists on fairy-tales! Again, I highly recommend the series!

Hoodie (favorite classic book)

This is my actual copy!
Oh man, this is definitely my favorite classic. The plot, the characters, the style of the writing, it is just the best classic EVER. I really love the humor. And the fact that Peter Pan has a slightly dark side to him, that he isn't just a unique little boy who still has baby teeth and spunk? Now that is an interesting part of the tale. And Hook, don't get me started on that hilarious coward of a pirate. XD And Wendy is incredibly motherly even to Tinkerbell who is constantly trying to kill her. Honestly, just pick this book up some time read it! (Make sure it's unabridged!)

Cardigan (book that you bought on impulse)

So, I bought Behind The Gates at a used book faire on impulse because I had never seen this series before in my life. If I had, I wasn't interested in reading it. I just saw this book in mint condition in the middle of all the roughed up books along with the second book in the series in the same condition. So I picked them up and decided to buy them! I didn't even read the back to see what it was about. When I finally read this book a year or so after I bought it, I realized I had bought a really amazing book! Cheers!

Turtleneck sweater (book from your childhood)

Well, I may be copying the book Josiah chose but this is the book I remember hearing the most growing up. I remember my mom reading it to me while I studied the illustrations with awe. Even then I liked looking at art. ^.^ It's a really great book for kids. I'm blessed that my parents read it to me as a child. And, to kind of quote Josiah, this story has a likeness to the story read in a The Flash episode called "The Runaway Dinosaur." <3

Homemade knitted sweater (book that is Indie-published)

Sadly, I have not read any Indie-published books. At least, I'm pretty sure I haven't... Maybe in my sleep? o.O

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

The first book in The Selection series was really amazing. I loved all the characters and the writing style. It did have a few too many mushy gushy love scenes that went a little too far but I handled it. I was expecting the same in The Elite but sadly, it went downhill. There were even MORE almost inappropriate scenes and the main character seemed to be cheating on the two guys falling for her. Having special moments with one guy one day and then the next day with the other guy. Seems a little wrong to me. I then found out the third book had an actual inappropriate scene and I dropped the series. It stinks because this series had so much potential!

Argyle sweater (book with a unique format)

This book. This book is amazing. The writing style makes the whole book seem like a giant poem! The shorter sentences with lots of describing of feelings and emotions and pain. The whole world is filled with pain what with having no decisions in life because the government pretty much decides your whole life. Where you work, who you love, when you die. Yet again, I am telling you, read this book! ^.^

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

Okay, before anyone screams "You already used The Maze Runner as an answer and that's THREE books, not one! CHEATER!" please let me explain! XD
As soon as I got to this answer, I thought of these books. But I had already used The Maze Runner so I tried thinking of another book. But I knew if I didn't choose this series, I'd be lying. So, I may be a cheater, this may be breaking a million tag rules, but all I care about is being honest!
I picked this series because I absolutely love the main characters. They all have lots of flaws, they all mess up, they say stupid things at times, but they all care for each other and look out for one another. They act like normal humans and sometimes humans are amazing and sometimes they aren't.
And lemme tell ya something. I'm in the middle of reading The Death Cure and am bawling my eyes out about the characters. But here's the catch. I have never cried reading a book. That, to me, shows this series is awesome.
Thank you so much again, Tracey, for tagging me! This was a delightful tag! And now! I hereby tag:
And anyone else who would like to do this tag! (Sorry, couldn't think of 5 people!)
Have an amazing day everyone!
Jam on!
Comment call: Did you enjoy reading my answers? Which was your favorite answer? Will you do this tag on your blog?


  1. Can't wait to do this tag! :D

  2. Ooooh this is amazing!

    May I do it? :D


    I'm honestly so excited to do this!!!

    -Swirlshine on her phone

  4. Oh cool! I wish i had lots more time to read since there is so many amazing books out there

  5. I want to do this because I'm a bookworm
    1. Fuzzy Sweater-
    I don't know...
    I don't really read cheerful happy books much...
    The closest thing for me I probably "The Story Of Adolphus Tips" by Micheal Morpurgo simply because it reminds me of being an innocent ten year old who hadn't discovered the scary place that is the internet
    2. Setting the scene, it was about 7 in the morning in the Christmas holidays of 2015. My iPad was out of battery and I was feeling too lazy to get out of bed. So I read The Hunger Games-Catching Fire all day. It's still probably my favourite book ever and I love it so much. That night I read the third one and definitely didn't throw a book across my room at 1am out of anger.

    3. Ugly sweater
    I don't actually own a book with an ugly sweater because I like buying books with nice cov-
    *remembers I own the really gross versions of the hunger games*

    Well then.

    no but really the versions I have look disgusting and terrible and have blood splatters all over them and I wish I had the American cover versions instead.
    4. Cashmere sweater
    Can I do non-fiction? If so, the Animator Survival kit which was £35. If not, I'm not sure. Most of my books weren't over £7-12

    5. Hoodie-
    101 Dalmatians. I loved the animated film when I was little, so the novel is very sentimental to me

    6. Cardigan
    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl-Squirrel meets World
    Gosh that title makes it sound stupid.
    I was at my local bookstore where everything's a pound (about a dollar fifty) and I saw the Marvel logo and then picked it up like a commanded robot and bought it. It was actually really good and introduced me to a character I didn't even know existed.

    7. Turtleneck sweater
    I used to love a series of books called Animal Ark, about a girl who lived at a vet practice. There were definitely over a hundred books though they were short. I probably read over half of them lol

    8. V-neck sweater
    My friend told me it was "like the hunger games but without a love triangle so it's better"
    hahahah no.
    This book was awful.
    The main character is unlikable.
    In fact, none of the characters are nice.
    Nothing makes any sense.
    It is horrible.
    Don't read it.

    9. Argyle sweater-
    Honestly I don't know. I don't really have one to be honest.

    10. Polka dot sweater


    I cant say THG again... Hmm


    MCSM *runs away*

    shh it's still a story

    just kidding my actual answer is the hunger games again
    I love that trilogy so much
    You'd probably enjoy it if you like the Maze Runner depending if you don't mind children killing each other

    Pshh it's no more violent than the average dodgeball game. Sad truth.

    Kids:nobody cares

    it's still not as long as my old cringy Minecraft fanfic though sadly

    OK BYE

    flies away in zeppelin

    1. Thanks for doing the tag, Kraft! ^.^ Lovely answers!!!


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