Well, this promises to be stupendous!! XD Disney is one of my favorite things…ever!! And this entire blog is devoted to books, so…yay!!!!
Before I get ahead of myself, I should say that I was tagged by my wonderful friend Kayla over at Caught Between the Pages! Go check out her blog if YA fiction is something you enjoy…or just because she’s awesome and totally deserves more views!
Snow White ~ Name your favorite classic:
I read an awful lot of classics, so this isn’t an easy choice for me; but my gut feeling is A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. He’s one of my favorite authors (yes, I realize how nerdy that is!) and I enjoy all I’ve read by him, but this book…. It takes place during the French Revolution, a part of history that I happen to find quite interesting–it at least makes a good setting for a story. An awful lot of needless violence is obviously a main part of the story, with the main characters being deeply affected by it.
This isn’t a feel-good book, or in any way light-hearted, but it is sooo good. (I cried, but I loved it!)
Cinderella ~ Name a book that kept you reading past your bedtime
This book is one of the few that I have re-read! 🙂 For the most part, it takes place in a year long passed, occasionally bringing us back to what is the present of the main character, Paul Edgecombe. He worked on Death Row, where all sorts of craziness is bound to happen. (Because of the tiling on the floor, it was affectionately referred to as The Green Mile.) The particular craziness of this (serially published–very smart!) novel is centered around one giant of a man named John Coffey, a man accused of the rape and murder of two young girls. But there’s much more to this man than meets the eye.
There’s a supernatural/fantasy element to this book that I enjoy. Once again, it made me cry, but I loved it enough to come back to it.
The movie is great, too!
Aurora ~ Name your favorite classic romance:
(I’m not copying you, Kayla–I just agree!)
I read this book for school, but it was a book I wanted to read at some point anyway. It’s very well-written and witty and features some splendid characters. I remember it being somewhat slow to start out with, but I got to one point and couldn’t stop reading. Be careful who you fall for when reading this; you might be surprised with who they turn out to be. 🙂
Ariel ~ Name a book that’s about sacrifices and fighting for your dreams:
Oh, there are millions of things I could say about this book. I am such a huge fan of it–we did a unit study entirely based on this book for school, and I loved it! As we all know, Frodo has to take the One Ring to Mordor to destroy it; he does this mostly for the sake of his beloved Shire and the people of Middle Earth. There are so many characters that make tremendous sacrifices from the very beginning of this book.
The movies, obviously, are good as well–but they don’t really compare to this splendid, lovingly-written masterpiece by the exceedingly smart and imaginative J.R.R Tolkien.
Belle ~ Name a book with a smart, independent female character:
Could there be any other answer for this? All of the March girls are smart and independent, but in their own wonderful, unique ways 🙂 I love Beth and Jo…. (Also, how cute is this book cover?! It was so adorable that I bought the book, despite the fact that I could just read it for free from my Kindle.)
If you ever get the chance to go to Louisa May Alcott’s home, you should!
Jasmine ~ Name a book whose character challenges the social conventions of their world:
Anne is quirky and definitely not like the other girls she meets. She really does challenge Matthew and Marilla, but they love her. The movie is great; and this book cover was cute enough that, yes, I bought this one, too! 😀 ❤
Pocahontas ~ Name a book whose ending was a roller coaster of emotions:
Isn’t this entire book a roller coaster of emotions?
Like I mentioned before, the French Revolution is a major theme in this book; as is the idea of forgiveness.
The only advice I have for anyone wanting to read this book, watch the movie, or see it on stage…don’t get attached. Well, try not to; you will anyway, and it will break your heart.
Mulan ~ Name a book featuring war or battles:
Finally, a modern book!! It doesn’t need much explanation, either; who hasn’t heard of the books–or at least seen the movies?
Tiana ~ Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character:
I told you I love Charles Dickens, right?
Pip started out living with his sister and her husband (aptly named) Joe, a blacksmith. His life is rough, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth it.
(Here’s a lovely video of the attractive Dan Stevens reading a part of it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfoWfr0SwJU)
Rapunzel ~ Name a book featuring an artist:
Okay, so, not an artist in the traditional artsy, painting like Rapunzel does sort of artist, but definitely an artist. The main character, Paul Sheldon, is a writer. Through a terrible accident, he meets his number one fan…who also happens to be a psychopath. Don’t make fangirls angry….
This movie is good as well!
Merida ~ Name a book with a mother-daughter relationship:
It’s harder to come up with books with mother-daughter relationships in them!! At least, out of the books I’ve read…. Even when they have them, they aren’t often too great. I’ve noticed this is also a trend for Disney movies. Interesting. 🙂
Anyway, this series by Laura Ingalls Wilder is one that I grew up on. 🙂 (As well as the TV show, despite all of the liberties it took.) Sometimes I wish we lived in such simple times…but I am quite fond of modern conveniences.
Once again, if you ever have the chance to go to her home, do yourself the favor! I was little at the time, but even now I’m only 5’3″, so I can appreciate the low counters in the kitchen and the like. XD
If you want to do this (it was great fun!) go for it–consider yourself tagged! 🙂