I saw this book tag on Flavia the Bibliophile, and even though I wasn’t tagged I just had to join in! I’ve really enjoyed the last couple of book tags I’ve done, and I am obsessed with Disney Princesses. Am I also procrastinating on starting a book that’s been on my tbr for way too long because I secretly don’t really want to read it? Maybe.
- Mention where you saw the tag/thank whoevver tagged you.
- Tag Zuky’s and Mandy’s posts so they can check out the wonderful Princess fun throughout the blog world (Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews & Zuky @ Book Bum)
- Play a game of tag at the end!
The Book (like the movie) That Started It All
Favorite Debut Book From an Author
Mmmmm, so hard to pick, but probably The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I mean, it’s just one of my favorite books period. It’s so romantic and dreamlike. I wish Le Cirque des Rêves was a real place.
A Diamond in the Rough
Just like Cinderella, you either didn’t expect much out of this character in the beginning, but they turned out to be a total gem.
That would have to be Sir Percy from The Scarlet Pimpernel. At the beginning of the book he is just portrayed as this foppish dandy without half a brain. His wife, Margaret, sure thinks of him that way. But as the book goes on and you get to know him you find out that there is so much more to him, and Margaret (and I!) fall deeply in love with him. Ohmygosh, The Scarlet Pimpernel is one of my all-time favorites.
A book that makes you sleep or just could not hold your attention.
I really really tried to read A Tale of Two Cities, I promise I did. It sounds like a really cool plot, all my friends in high school loved it, and it’s not nearly as long as the other Dickens novels. But halfway through I realized I had no idea who any of the characters were, that was how bored I was. I quit.
Under the Sea
A book with a water/ocean setting
I don’t know if Where’d You Go Bernadette should really count here, because they’re only on their Antarctic cruise for such a short section of the book, but it’s too amazing to not shout it out here! Anyway, Bernadette’s mental breakdown happens as a result of the cruise, so I say it counts. Such a hilarious book. If you haven’t read it, you should.
Beauty and the Books
Name a book with the best bookworm/book lover
Hermione Granger, definitely Hermione. I wish I could be her best friend.
The Thief and the Princess
Name a book with an unlikely love story (either in terms of romance or a book you didn’t expect to love so much)
I really enjoyed Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. It was so charming, and the whole book is rather unexpected. The premise is that elderly respected Major Pettigrew falls in love with the least likely person, shopkeeper Mrs. Ali. They have almost nothing in common, but they are kindred spirits.
The Real Life Princess
Name a book that is based on a real life person you want to read/have read
As some of you know, several years ago I read and loved a book called Mrs. Queen Takes the Train. It is based on Queen Elizabeth II, and was adorable, silly, and sweet. I have always had a little bit of a fascination with British royalty, and this was a fun take on the reigning monarch.
The Princess that Saved Her Country
Name the Fiercest Heroine You Know
Eowyn. Definitely Eowyn.
Most people probably wouldn’t think of Tolkien as a feminist. I doubt he would! But keep in mind he was writing about a middle-age society that thought of women as homemakers and mothers, people to be protected. Yet we have this woman who has grown tired of being a caretaker to her elderly grandfather, and envies the men who get to ride off to war. When her only opportunity to win valor vicariously through a husband passes her by, she takes matters into her own hands and rides to war. THEN she takes down a foe so deadly that not even freaking GANDALF could defeat him. AH! She is my favorite!
The Princess With the Coolest and Most Diverse Crew
Name a diverse book, whether it is a diverse set of characters (like Tiana’s group of Naveen, Louis, Ray, and more) or just diverse in general
Um? I guess Percy Jackson in the Heroes of Olympus series? I read a lot of older books, so I guess this is the best I’ve got. Let’s see. There’s Piper who’s American Indian, Frank who’s Chinese, Leo who’s Hispanic, Hazel who is African-American (Cajun?), and Nico who’s gay. Actually, the Magnus Chase series has had a lot of diversity in it too. Rick Riordan is really going out of his way to make that happen for young readers.
Let Your Longgggggg Hair Down
Name the longest book you’ve ever read
Definitely The Lord of the Rings. I mean, without the appendix it’s still over 1000 pages long. And I’ve read a good chunk of the appendix.
I Determine My Own Fate
A book where there is no love story/interest or isn’t needed
Ender’s Game is a great example of that. I mean, yeah, they’re KIDS, so that’s part of the reason, but also the book just didn’t need it. I hate when Sci-Fi books especially get off track because they’re adding some romance. Just focus on the reason we’re here!
Anna & Elsa
A book in a winter/cold setting
I just finished Landline by Rainbow Rowell yesterday, and I didn’t realize it was a Chrristmas time book until I started reading. I guess I should have, it’s right there in the synopsis… Anway, LOVED IT!
How Far I’ll Go
A character that goes on a journey
Let’s see, I’ve already used The Lord of the Rings twice, so lets think of something else. lol
A Natural History of Dragons, a quirky fantasy, sends its main character, Lady Trent, off to foreign lands to discover how dragons behave in their natural habitat. It’s not a journey that a woman aught to be making, but she convinces her husband she will never be happy if she leaves the research to the men. Sure enough, it is not safe for her to go, but through a lot of pluck she gets through it, even if not unscathed.
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