This tag looks like a lot of fun, so I've tagged myself from Brin's Book Blog. Without further ado on to the tag:
My Disney Princess Facts:
1. My favorite Disney Princess is Mulan (although she's usually not considered part of the traditional pantheon) in part because it's not a traditional fairy tale or love story and because she's such an awesome character.
2. My favorite Disney movie growing up was The Little Mermaid - I even used to watch the animated tv series. I mean, who wouldn't want to be a mermaid?
3. I grew up on Disney so I've watched them all (or most of the animated films) multiple times over. I'm really looking forward to watching Big Hero 6.
The Main Event:
1. Snow White - Name your favorite Classic.
There are so many to choose from that I adore, but I think I'm going to go with a series of novels and short stories that have been adapted over and over - The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. I love going back and rereading the stories, novels, and reading/ watching the adaptations.
2. Cinderella - Name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime.
Most recently, then I would have to say A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab (my review can be found here). I just finished it today and it was fantastic - if you haven't picked it up and you love fantasy, I highly recommend it!
3. Aurora - Name your favorite classic romance.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte easily could have been my answer to number one, but I decided to put it in this field. Jane is a remarkably strong and likable heroine, my favorite character in the genre.
4. Ariel - Name a book that's about sacrifices and fighting for your own dreams.
I'm going to second Brin's choice here and go with The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I don't think I could state my reasoning any better than she does in her post! Essentially, she an admirable character who has to beat seemingly insurmountable odds to keep her family together.
5. Belle - Name a book with a smart and independent female character.
Honestly, how could I not select Hermione Granger, my favorite character from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling? She's who I want to be when I grow up.
6. Jasmine - Name a book with a character who challenged the social conventions of his or her world.
I have to go with Kamala Khan of Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson. Kamala struggles to fit in anywhere so when she receives fantastic new powers which allow her to begin to discover who she really is. Let's just say she challenges the social conventions and expectations surrounding herself and her own identity as a Muslim teen growing up in the US. It's a fantastic graphic novel that comes with high praise from me.
7. Pocahontas - Name a book whose ending was a roller coaster ride of emotions.
I know I've already mentioned A Darker Shade of Magic, but this one really deserves to be mentioned again. I think I felt every emotion...like I mentioned I can't wait to read the rest of this series and everything else by this author.
8. Mulan - Name a book with a kick-ass female character.
I imagine Celaena Sardothien, from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, and Mulan would be good friends.
9. Tiana - Name a book featuring a hardworking and self-made character.
Daenerys Targaryen from A Song of Ice and Fire truly fits the criteria here. Her character swiftly develops through lots of courage and hard work from powerless exile to a powerful queen in her own right.
10. Rapunzel - Name a book that features an artist.
Marguerite Caine from A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray, another novel I loved this year, stands apart from her physicist parents as a painter. Luckily, her knowledge of art comes in handy during her dimension hopping.
11. Merida - Name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship.
City of Savages by Lee Kelly features a pretty strong mother-daughter(s) relationship, as well as a great one between sisters. If you want to learn more about just how strong I recommend you check it out!
12. Anna and Elsa - Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings.
I'm going to go with a classic, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. The Pevensie children may not always get along, but they do see things through together.
Alright. That's it for this tag. I'm not going to tag anyone specifically, but if you like what you see and want to complete the tag, feel free. Please don't forget to link back to me so I can see your responses to this fun tag.