It’s been, possibly, a thousand years since I’ve done a tag, because I have the most dreadful memory in the universe. SO. Time to inundate you with a) photos, and b) Disney Princesses.
Although I’ll let you in on a little secret…my childhood wasn’t about princesses. I just — didn’t care? I was in love with Robin Hood and Little Foot and Farthing Wood and…oh look. ALL THE ANIMALS. Ahem. Animals are clearly the best.
But I don’t mind princesses. And, despite what people say, I definitely don’t think Disney princesses sit around in pink and wilt like damsels. But I digress.
ONTO THIS TAG! I was tagged nearly two hundred years ago by Charnell @ Reviews From a Bookworm and also Tina @ Read The Bloody Book. The tag was originally created by Of Stacks and Cups, although I suspect it’s mutated but BAH. Who cares? I’ll probably mutate it myself. ALSO. It’s not actually a “photo” tag, but Tina did photos (her photos are simply the best) and if I can possibly wrangle an excuse for photos, I’ll take it. SO PHOTOS.
SNOW WHITE: NAME YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC
Oh this is a hard one because I have equal love for Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. I have to go with Peter Pan though because HELLO NEVERLAND. I will visit one day and probably stay forever. And there’s also the small teeny tiny fact that I, actually, wrote a Peter Pan retelling that was super creepy and malicious and I’m in LOVE with it. So there’s that.
CINDERELLA: NAME A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU READING PAST YOUR BEDTIME
The award for this goes to Dangerous Girls and Dangerous Boys. Oh. my. gosh. THESE BOOKS ARE DANGEROUS. They twist your mind so severely you’re like a brain pretzel afterwards. They’ve also shattered my trust, terrified me, kept me up late, and haunt my eyeballs.
So you should read them.
AURORA: NAME YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC ROMANCE
Me? Like a classic? Like a romance??!? PUH-LEASE. However I do admire Oliver Twist‘s relationship with food.
ARIEL: NAME A BOOK THAT’S ABOUT SACRIFICES AND FIGHTING FOR YOUR DREAMS
The Darkest Part of the Forest is INCREDIBLE. Have I ever mentioned that yet?! Basically it’s dark and twisty and creepy and incredible. Did I say that already?
Hazel sacrifices a lot for her brother and she also fights with an epic sword. I don’t know if she fights FOR her dreams or IN her dreams. Little details.
BELLE: NAME A BOOK WITH A SMART, INDEPENDENT FEMALE CHARACTER
‘Scuse me while I get all emotional over Rose Under Fire ALL OVER AGAIN. (Oh and if you’re into audio books — totally look up the Elizabeth Wein ones on audio because the accents are amazing.) Rose Justice is…oh wow. She left her nice cozy home and loving family in America to go to England and fly a plane in an era where women didn’t get to do that sort of thing. SHE IS AMAZING.
JASMINE: NAME A BOOK WHOSE CHARACTER CHALLENGES THE SOCIAL CONVENTIONS OF THEIR WORLD.
Basically Puck from The Scorpio Races says, “YES I UNDERSTAND THE RACE IS FOR KILLER MAN-EATING HORSES, BUT, HA HA. LEMME RIDE MY PONY IN IT.” And proceeds to do so.
POCAHONTAS: NAME A BOOK WHOSE ENDING WAS A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS
Because that ending, oh Allegiant. OH ALLEGIANT. Now I knoooow I’m a minority in my absolute unfathomable love and respect for this book. The ending actually made me curl up like a sad little lettuce leaf and wither into tears. But it was perfect.
MULAN: NAME A BOOK FEATURING WAR OR BATTLES
I loved A Girl of Fire and Thorns. I didn’t even expect to adore it so much — and isn’t that the best feeling?! When a book is all like “SURPRISE! I’M YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND.” I loved that it was a) fantasy, b) Elise wasn’t tough, toned, and “perfect” by those standards, c) had Persian/Turkish influences, and d) had a lot of delicious food.
TIANA: NAME A BOOK FEATURING A HARDWORKING, SELF-MADE CHARACTER
Maggie from Disruption is AWESOME. And, pfft, I know I say that a lot…but she goes from average teenage school-kid, to learning martial arts, espionage, and hacking — all to fight against society and save her dad. She did it all HERSELF. This book also has, like, my top OTP in it, so if that’s not enough to make you read it *sniffs* I don’t know what will.
RAPUNZEL: NAME A BOOK FEATURING AN ARTIST
Okay so Victoria in A Mad Wicked Folly isn’t the SMARTEST artist. She keeps painting nude dudes and getting caught and then wondering why her life sucks so much. WOMAN, PAINT FLOWERS, MAYBE.
MERIDA: NAME A BOOK WITH A MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP
The Distance Between Us was my first Kasie West book and oh, wow, it was amazing. So. much. snark. I’m a sucker for sarcastic characters, I totally am. ANYWAY. There is an epic mother-daughter relationship here, where Caymen works in her mother’s uber-creepy-doll-store and they really depend on each other.
ANNA AND ELSA: NAME A BOOK THAT FEATURES A GREAT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SIBLINGS
oh OH OH. I don’t think I’ve talked much about The Accident Season — but it’s been one of my FAVOURITE books of this year! It’s just so — AWK — brilliant. It reminded me of The Raven Boys, and you know that is my favourite series ever, also. It has an incredibly adorable family who get into so much suckiness together, but always are there for each other. It melted my stone heart.
Also does this photo make your head spin? If so — I HAVE SUCCEEDED.
As always, if you want, STEAL THIS TAG. Oh, and tagees? It doesn’t have to be a photography tag! So feel free to ignore that bit.
Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight // Felicity @ Felicity-Helen // Aine @ Writing on a Vintage Typewriter // Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek // Jeann @ Happy Indulgence // Ella @ Once Upon A Bookish Time