J is for Jarbook

Jumpin' Jehosophat! This joyous journey has produced some jewels and a certain je ne sai quoi. Jeepers Creepers! I'm just jabbering in a jolly jumble of words that mean jack! But I'm still jovial and jubilant on J-Day so join in the jollifications!

Ever wondered what books would say if they had the chance to express themselves/air their views?

Well, you are about to find out!

All illustrations are by the talented Mary-An. Check out her website HERE

But wait! What is a jarbook? Go to WIKIPEDIA for more info…

And now you get to play along! What do YOU think these two books want to tell us? Post it in the comment section below. Have fun!

 At the end of the challenge, between 02nd and 05th of May, I'm going to announce my favourite "book comment" which will be the one that resonates with me the most!

A REMINDER: the IWSG site will have a corresponding post for each letter/day of the A to Z Challenge so do stop by.

On the Facebook page, a thread will be started for the "letter of the day" and we'd LOVE you to share your A to Z post links on the daily thread – this saves YOU time scrolling through links on the master A to Z sign-up list, especially since people post at different times… some MAY skip letters… dead links etc.

One last thing – don't forget to visit those who stop by your blog!


  1. Celine on April 11, 2014 at 8:55 am


    (Very original book – I had never heard of it before, but I am going to take a note of that in my notebook. by the way, do you know which film the above quote is from?)

  2. Beverly (@Bevimus) on April 11, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I've never heard of a jarbook before but that picture is priceless!

  3. Julie Flanders on April 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I've never heard of a jarbook either! Love the paperback's response to it. 😀

  4. C. Lee McKenzie on April 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Sticks and stones may break my glass,

    But cliches are a pain in the (fill in the blank).

  5. S. Katherine Anthony on April 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    LOL love CL's quote!!! Can't beat that one 😀

  6. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Lee wins!!

  7. Lynda Dietz on April 11, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Aw, I can't even compete with Lee. I'm going to save my energy for tomorrow.

  8. krystal jane on April 11, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    What is a jarbook?! It's so cute. I love their dialogue.

  9. Entrepreneurial Goddess on April 12, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Hello there. This was indeed a jolly post. 😉 Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of the challenge!

    <a href="http://entrepreneurialgoddess.blogspot.com">Entrepreneurial Goddess</a>

  10. Leslie Rose on April 12, 2014 at 3:08 am

    I bow to Lee. Too funny.

  11. Trisha on April 12, 2014 at 5:48 am

    I think the book in the jar is going to get stones thrown back at him and then his casing shall shatter!

  12. Medeia Sharif on April 12, 2014 at 6:34 am

    I've never seen a jarbook before. Interesting. 

  13. Jocelyn Rish on April 12, 2014 at 6:42 am

    I'd never heard of a jarbook before – cool. And I won't even attempt to come up with book dialog better that what's already there – glass houses *giggle snort*!

  14. SittieCates on April 12, 2014 at 8:08 am

    A Jarbook? Interesting. It's my first time to hear about this.

  15. The Armchair Squid on April 12, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Happy J Day!

  16. Felicity on April 12, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Jar: "You're so left brain – such stuffy form"

    Book: "You're nothing but right brain – no form"

    Great idea.  I'd heard of a jarbook before but it was more in the line of quotes which one picks out each day or when one feels the urge…


  17. Felicity on April 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks for the visit.  Love this blog so am following you…

  18. Nana Prah on April 12, 2014 at 2:37 pm


  19. Tarkabarka on April 12, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    "I feel like I am just so… scrambled…"

    I love the exotic book format! 😀 Reminds me a little of the Kazar Dictionary, a novel of many entries that can be read in any order… 

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from

    <a href="http://multicoloreddiary.blogspot.com">Multicolored Diary</a> – Tales of colors

    <a href="http://hungarykum.blogspot.com">MopDog</a> – The crazy thing about Hungarians…

  20. Jennifer Garcia on April 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    This is brilliant! From your little tongue twister at the top to the word of the day. And I think a jarbook is a wonderful idea. Maybe a project to do with the kids or a gift for someone special. 🙂 Great post!! 

  21. Ida Chiavaro on April 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Jehosophats hahaha – and lots of joy from reading all your other j words… 

  22. Shelly on April 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    How do you do that?

    hugs and chocolate!


  23. Hilary on April 15, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Hi Michelle – well I'm way behind and definitely have no creativity for brain power with jarbooks – I'd love to actually see one … 

    Fabulous fun ideas from everyone .. cheers Hilary

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