I decided to do the Disney Princess tag. Why, you probably don't ask? Because I wanted to. It looks like a super tag created by Of Stacks and Cups. I wasn't tagged. I am a strong, independant woman. I don't need to be tagged. Hear me type creatively. (And tag yourself, if you're so inclined.)
I think I have to do Three Disney Princess facts, so here we go:
*I do not have a good standing with Disney's Ariel, though she is my favourite fairytale character.
*I trained my niece to sing Love is an Open Door, from Frozen, in the Anna-Hans style with me.
*My least favourite Disney film/princess is Snow White. I get shivers when I see even a minute of that film (and it used to be on all. the. time.).
One. Snow White- Name your favourite classic.
Well it's not Snow White, that's for sure- harharhar. I know, I'm dreadful. My favourite Classic is a tie up between Pride and Prejudice and The Little Prince. I have an endless love for Lizzie and Darcy (lucky some real creative people in the world do, too!) and The Little Prince is gorgeous beyond words. It's the book I collect in all different editions, though it's so teeny that I'll probably never fill a shelf just with the books!
Two. Cinderella- Name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime.
The only time I have stayed up super late was when I was cramming and was up til 2AM, and that was the first time. I really got into reading about psychologists and their child development theories. But with books? This never happens. I think I've stayed up until 11 a few times, but I don't even remember what book it was with!
Three. Aurora- Name your favourite classic romance.
This would be either Lizzie and Darcy from P&P, because their dynamic and love to hate and the angonising wait for readers as they finally realise they love each other and are so sweetly pathetic, it's my kind of thing. I'm pitting it up against Anne and Gil from the Green Gables series- apparently I like love-hate romances? I actually never knew that- because they are supreme.
Four. Ariel- Name a book that's about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams.
In a way I would say Inkspell and Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke. So many of the characters, particularly Meggie, fight for what they believe in and give up aspects of their lives to achieve their dream, and it really is moving, how strong willed they are in the face of terror.
Five. Belle- Name a book with a smart and independant female character.
The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, particularly CoM and HoF. Celaena is fierce and desperate and traumatised, and I do adore her so. She holds her own, persues her interests (namely books and cake) and can take down a battalion. Probably just with a glare.
Six. Jasmine- Name a book with a character who challenged the social conventions of their world.
Katsa and Fire from Graceling and Fire by Kristen Cashore. Katsa refuses to marry or to be married off and, even though she is expected to by those around her, she holds firm with her decision and independence. Fire similarly makes choices about herself that ensure her freedom and choices continue to be her own, even if she has certain expectations levelled against her.
Seven. Pocahontas- Name a book whose ending was a roller-coaster of emotions.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix because it got me even when I knew what was going to happen and The ABC Murders by Christie because it was detailed and unexpected and I had been going utterly the wrong way. It was great.
Eight. Mulan- Name a book with a kick-ass female character.
Obviously Celaena and Katsa, but to add someone new to the mix I'm going to throw Kat from Ally Carter's Heist Society. She is a criminal and she knows her mind. She goes solo. She made a decision (add her into number six!) that went against all her teachings, her entire family. She can rob the most highly protected museum in the world, not to mention the biggest bank.
Nine. Tiana- Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character.
I'd say Lumikki Andersson from the trilogy by Salla Simukka. She is pretty much a teen detective, but this is on a different level. Think Veronica Mars except she is getting locked in freezers and the whole aspect is a bit darker than V saw in the early seasons. It's intense. It's glorious.
Ten. Rapunzel- Name a book that features an artist.
Hold Me Closer by David Levithan is the musical in a book of Tiny Cooper. He wrote, directed and starred in his own musical. That is art.
Eleven. Merida- Name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship.
Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers. The book is comprised of these notes passed between mother and daughter and it tells such a strong, emotional story. It was really shocking and surprising and beautifully done.
Twelve. Anna and Elsa- Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings.
All the Harry Potter books (the Weasleys!) and Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. The Weasleys stand by each other through thick and thin (well, apart from Percy), and Simon has such a sweet relationship, that is geuine and lovely, with his two sisters. I really love them.
This was great fun, and a more in depth tag than I've done in a while. Like Disney? Like fairytales, tags or princesses? Do it.