Disney Princess Tag

Posted April 22, 2015 by Brin in Tags / 14 Comments

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I love Disney and I love books so when I saw that a tag had been made about both I jumped at the chance to do this! I first saw this on Charlene’s blog Bookish Whimsy  but it was originated by Soudha from Of Stacks and Cups.

Disney Princess Facts:

1. My favourite Disney Princess is Ariel although whenever I take a test to see which Disney Princess I am most like I always get Belle – which I am pretty happy with since she is a book lover too.
2. My favourite Disney Princess movie when I was little was Sleeping Beauty – I just loved the music so much. Once I saw The Little Mermaid that eclipsed all other Disney Princess movies for me however!
3. Although I have watched most Disney movies umpteen times, I have only ever watched Pocahontas once. The ones I have watched the most would be The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland and Robin Hood – in that order. 😉

Right, let’s get onto the tag!

1. Snow White – Name your favourite classic

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This was a pretty hard choice for me since there are a few classic novels I really love but I finally settled on Little Women. There is a timelessness to this book which keeps it fresh and appealing. I always get sucked in when I read this.

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

midnight

The last book I remember reading into the wee hours was Princess of the Midnight Ball (which is actually pretty funny given the category).

3. Aurora – Name your favourite classic romance

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Another toughie but I’ve got to go with North and South (the mini series starring Richard Armitage probably has a lot to do with this lol). It is a really compelling love story between two people of opposite characters. My favourite kind of romance!

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

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I honestly think of all the books I have read, this book encapsulates best a character that sacrifices a lot and fights to the bitter end to make sure that she and her brother will be able to survive in the home they love so much. Puck is an awesome main character.

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

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Katsa is the epitome of an independent and smart female character – and I absolutely love her for it! I have seen a lot of criticism lobbied at this book because Katsa (although she does fall in love) never wants to get married. I really like this about the character. She isn’t afraid to be vulnerable but she just doesn’t see marriage as a part of her future.

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

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Daphne is the daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. She is destined to become evil like her many sisters. Yet Daphne looks to the human world and sees a different life. She constantly challenges the social mores of the hell she has grown up in and when a chance to go to the world above arises, she seizes the opportunity.

7. Pocahontas – Name a book whose ending was a roller-coaster of emotions

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My heart was almost literally in my throat the whole way through this book. There are so many twists and turns in this series and you never what is going to happen. Like Game of Thrones, beloved characters are killed off and you just never know if your favourites are destined to die.

8. Mulan – Name a book with a kick-ass female character

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When I think kick-ass, I think Kate Daniels. Kate is a tough and capable fighter and has not had the easiest life which makes it hard for her to trust others. Seeing her soften and let people in while still maintaining her tough-as-nails persona has been a joy.

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

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Yet another Ilona Andrews character, Rose is as different from Kate as night and day. She struggles bringing up her two younger brothers in the Edge, a world between the Broken (our world) and the Weird (a magic world). As she is an “illegal” she has scrape a living working in sub-par jobs which pay very little. Rose does everything she can to keep her family together and she is a really admirable character.

10. Rapunzel – Name a book that features an artist

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The only contemporary on this list but it has a magic all of its own. The author is an artist herself and she drew the images which the main character Bria created in the book during her travels through Central America. There is a certain whimsical quality to this book that has made it one of my all-time favourites.

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

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This was actually quite a difficult one as there are not that many books out there with healthy mother-daughter relationships, especially in young adult. Most of the time, parents are barely present at all. The Raven Boys is a wonderful exception. Blue’s mother (and extended family) actually feature a lot in the book and are just as central to the plot as the teen characters. Their relationship is not without its hiccups but is still portrayed as a very loving family unit.

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

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This book has a really lovely sibling relationship between the main character Gene/Micah (an intersex youth) and brother Cyril. The story is fantastic but my favourite part was how close the siblings were.

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That was really fun! If you enjoyed this post and would like to do it too, consider yourself tagged. I would highly recommend checking out the blogs above to see their answers as well. Have fun!! 😀

Brin

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14 responses to “Disney Princess Tag

  1. Wonderful answers – and I love the graphic you created for each category! I’m so nervous about finally reading North and South because I feel like it can’t live up to the miniseries (which is just wrong I know – the book is usually better!) but I’m glad to know that you enjoyed the romance so much. That encourages me to finally pick it up.

    I love that Ariel is your favorite too! And that you also really like Robin Hood (I’m assuming since you’ve seen it a few times) I LOVE Robin Hood – I feel like it’s my second favorite Disney movie! I don’t know why it appeals to me so much – I’m not that big on Robin Hood – but it’s a fun movie.
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    • Brin

      Thanks! It was a lot of fun pairing books and I do like coming up with graphics to match. I really loved your graphics too. 🙂

      North and South is a really great book. There are some things different in the mini-series but otherwise it is a pretty faithful adaptation (I totally pictured Richard Armitage when I was reading the book). I saw the series first too so I worried about whether I would like it but I really did.

      I’ve always loved Ariel. I remember going to the cinema when it was first released with my mum. One of the first films I can remember seeing there.

      I do love Robin Hood – it’s such an underrated classic! I am not big on most Robin Hood adaptations either – except the recent BBC One version (again Richard Armitage). 😉

  2. Aw, I love Little Women too! Such a great book (and I love pretty much all of the film adaptations too).
    I’d never heard of North And South before, but it sounds like the sort of romance I prefer as well, so I’ll have to look it up. 🙂
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    • Brin

      Little Women is a great book. I would recommend North and South – it’s like a grittier version of Pride and Prejudice. 🙂

  3. AHHHH I LOVE MAGGIE STIFEVATER. Like, she is completely my all-time-top-favourite author. ^-^ I love this tag (so clever!) and omg yes yes to your pick for 4 and 5. Although I have yet to read Graceling, but I love the thought of it and I’m totally getting it from the library one of these days. xD
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!
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    • Brin

      Maggie Stiefvater is amazing – I totally agree!! The tag was great fun – I loved thinking up my answers.

      I would highly recommend Graceling (and the rest of the series). It’s so good!! 🙂

    • Brin

      Thanks for checking out my answers and thanks also for coming up with the tag – I had so much fun with it – such a great idea!! 🙂

    • Brin

      Little Women is an amazing book and I loved the movie too. I hadn’t heard they were making a new movie – thanks for the heads up! I get sick of most remakes but Little Women is such a classic it can only be good (hopefully)!! 😀

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