Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Disney Princess Book Tag

I'm taking this from Rissi at Finding Wonderland -- she did it a while back, and while she didn't tag me with it personally, she did tag "anyone else who wants to join in," so I'm counting myself among those.  I snurched the pretty graphic from her post too.

1. Snow White - Name your favorite classic

That one's easy!  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

2. Cinderella - Name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime

A couple of years ago, I stayed up until like 2 am to finish reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.  I regret nothing.

3. Aurora - Name your favorite classic romance

Persuasion by Jane Austen!

4. Ariel - Name a book that's about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams

Song of the Ean by Emily Nordberg, especially regarding Auria.

5. Belle - Name a book with a smart and independent female character

Oh, I'll use Jane Austen again and name Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice :-)

6. Jasmine - Name a book with a character who challenged the social conventions of his or her world

I think Mary Russell in The Beekeeper's Apprentice (and the whole series) by Laurie R. King nicely fits that description.  Whether she's wearing trousers, hanging out with a cantankerous "retired" detective, getting a university degree instead of sitting around spending her fortune, or keeping cheese in her dresser drawer, she's always defying conventions she sees as unimportant.  And that's all just in the first book.

7. Pocahontas - Name a book with an ending that was a roller-coaster of emotions

A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin.  (I much preferred the movie Mr. Holmes.)

8. Mulan - Name a book with a kick-a** female character

I'll go with Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart.  Title kind of says it all, doesn't it?

9. Tiana - Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character

True Grit by Charles Portis.  That's Mattie Ross to a 't'.

10. Rapunzel - Name a book that features an artist

Middlemarch by George Eliot has an artist: Will Ladislaw.

11. Merida - Name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship

How about one book with many mother-daughter relationships?  I speak, of course, of The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick.  I've read 3 books in the series and thoroughly enjoyed all of them.

12. Anna and Elsa - Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings

Lizzy & Jane by Kathrine Reay is such a beautiful look at two sisters struggling to adapt to the absolutely wretched reality that one of them has cancer.

I wasn't tagged with this, but I'm going to tag a few of my bookish friends because I haven't tagged anyone with anything for a long time, and I'm overdue.  Since there were 12 questions, I'm going to run mad and tag twelve people!  So I hereby tag:

The Beckoning Hills
Book Geeks Anonymous
Bookshelves and Daydreams
Coffee, Classics, and Craziness
Greenish Bookshelf
The Language of Writing
Lavender Spring
Movies Meet Their Match
Of Bookshelves and Daydreams 
She Hearts Fiction
You, Me, and a Cup of Tea

There, now you have something to do over the long Thanksgiving weekend!  

Which reminds me... Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. I AM SO DOING THIS. (Also: is it okay if I borrow your idea of pairing a picture of each princess with each book I pick? Giving you full credit for the idea, of course. :))

    This was a thoroughly lovely post; thanks! :) And Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!!

    1. Olivia, absolutely! Do the tag, borrow the idea. If I'd had time, I would have tried to match the covers to the princess pics a little better, but this tag has been languishing in my drafts for like two months, and I decided to finish it off between batches of bread and pie.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  2. Might take me a while, but I am soooooo doing this.

    1. No big rush, my dear Eva! It was such a quirky and fun one, that I know you'll have fun with it whenever you get to it.

  3. Thanks so much for tagging me!! This is a super fun looking tag, I will do it (eventually)!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    1. You're welcome, MC! Don't worry about rushing to do it, I just looked back, and Rissi posted it in April. It took me Seven Whole Months to finally finish and post it!

      I hope you have a great Thanksgiving :-)

  4. This was a cool tag! Loved reading your answers, Hamlette:)

  5. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Loved this post and your answers. XD

    1. Thanks, MEM! I'm glad you enjoyed this :-) Did you have a good Thanksgiving?

  6. Thank you! I'll try to get my answers out soon. I loved reading yours. I need to read Lizzy and Jane... I've already read Dear Mr Knightley and I'm currently reading The Bronte Plot so it's next.

    1. You're welcome, Lois! How fun that you're working your way through Reay's books :-) They're so good!


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