Disney Princess Hair Book Tag

Book Tag

Hello, a tag today! I’m back after taking a week off for health reasons, so I figured a tag would be a good segue into a normal posting schedule.

I was tagged by Katy @Bookbinderway, you should go read her stuff she’s nice and wonderful.

Strictly speaking, not all of my selections will be ‘princesses’ but they’ll at least fall within the Disney domain because capitalism.

The Rules
  1. Link back to Kyera’s original post on Kyera’s Library and Mandy’s post on Book Princess Reviews so they can see all your answers! Be sure to do this via pingback, we don’t get notified if you just tag our URLs.
  2. Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show the community some love!
  3. Obviously, come up with your own wonderful answers!
  4. Don’t forget to tag others to keep the tag going!

Best Hair Accessory | Favorite Book Sidekick

The flowers in Rapunzel’s hair

Nighteyes from the Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies by Robin Hobb

Fool's Errand (Tawny Man, #1)

Nighteyes is a wolf who bonds to Fitz through the magic of the Wit. He’s playful, savage, smart, protective, funny and all around wonderful.


Biggest Hair Change | Plot Twist That Caught You Off Guard

Anna’s morning hair somehow becoming all nice and neat in the next scene. It’d take me years, man.

The twist at the end of Prodigy by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend, #2)

I read this book a while back, and the twist at the end of this book definitely surprised me, thought not in a good way. Notice I never finished the trilogy.


Prettiest Up-do/Bun | Book/Author With Most Elegent Prose

The ‘bun’ from Bambi. GET IT. BUN.

The writing in Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft

Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel, #1)

An example from near the beginning of the book. For context, the main character has just witnessed multiple deaths around him:

He especially delighted in the old tales, the epics in which heroes set out on some impossible and noble errand, confronting the dangers in their path with fatalistic bravery. Men often died along the way, killed in brutal and unnatural ways; they were gored by war machines, trampled by steeds, and dismembered by their heartless enemies. Their deaths were boastful and lyrical and always, always more romantic than real. Death was not an end. It was an ellipsis. There was no romance in the scene before him. There were no ellipses here. The bodies lay upon the ground like broken exclamation points.


Most Bounce/Body | Book That Bounces Between Multiple Time Periods

How she keeps in tame, I have no idea.

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being

We’re all Time Beings.


Most Intricate Braid | Favorite Plot With Multiple Story Lines Woven Together

Again, Rapunzel

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)

They’re just so neato!


Short & Sweet | Books That’s Short and Sweet

Boo’s hair from Monster’s Inc

All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John

All My Friends Are Dead

Yep.


Nicest Half-Up / Half-Down | Book/Character You Had a Lot of Ups and Downs With

Belle’s hair. It always looked so damn manageable to me.

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)

Oh man oh man. This book still gets me steamed. I loved the world building, the side characters, the plot progression. But I hate Kvothe. Ugh. I wrote a full spoilery review on this one and I’m still not over it.


Medium & Manageable | Last Book You Felt Right in the Middle About

Belle’s hair, hyuck.

Tokyo Ghoul volume 1 by Sui Ishida

Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1 (Tokyo Ghoul, #1)

I gave this a three and a half star rating. It was alright. I’ve only read the first though, so it could still surprise me.


Best Bangs | Eye-Catching Cover

While maybe not the ‘best’ bangs, definitely the most adorable. Agnes from Despicable Me

Kings of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)

It’s even shinier in person!


Long & Loose | Longest Book That You Read This Year

Ahem. Really, I Feel like ‘Rapunzel’ could fulfill all the prompts, except maybe the ponytail one.

Currently Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

560 pages – will likely not hold spot for long, but for now, is the longest.


Best Pony | Book That Swings From POV To POV

Mulan’s pony. GET IT. PONY. HAH.

The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

The Monster Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade, #2)

Unlike the first novel in the series, in this second one, we get the thoughts and schemings of multiple people. Ugh I’m loving it so far.


Stunningly Straight | Book That Made You Want to Dive Straight Into the Sequel

Pocahontas’s hair. It’s so lovely

Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1)

I went out and bought the sequel to this like… right away. I finished it, put it down, and then put on my shoes to go to the store.

….I haven’t finished it yet, hyuck. I bought it years ago now and have since gotten distracted by other books. Soon. Soon.


Enviable Curls | A Book With Twists and Turns

Merida ❤

Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #1)

This series is so fantastic man. Really, read it.


Hair Closest to Your Own | Book You Strongly Connected To

Ahem.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted (Ella Enchanted #1)

Back when I was a kid, I’d rent this book from the library over and over and over and over. I was obsessed.


And that’s it! If you’d like to do this, consider yourself tagged!

Disney Book Tag

DisneyBook Tag

So! At the time of posting this, I’m at Disney – this is my first time there. I’m going with my 11 year old nephew and I’m not sure who’s more excited about it. I figured posting the Disney Book Tag was fitting. I saw this tag on Sarika @BetweenThePages blog, so go check her out, peeps.

The Little Mermaid: a character who is out of their element, a ‘fish out of water’

Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)

Louis from Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice. Louis is the vampire being interviewed, and at the beginning of his story, he tells of how he became a vampire and what an awful teacher he had. So a lot of the learning he had to do was done on his own. You can tell he realized that early on – that his teacher was terrible – and that he resented the guy for it.

Cinderella: a character who goes through a major transformation

Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)

Malta from the Liveship Traders series by Robin Hobb does this. In fact, a lot of Robin Hobb’s characters do this – this large, complicated development arc. It’s part of the reason why I adore her books so much. When Malta is first introduced, she’s a young girl, obsessed with romance and drama and picturing herself the star of some plot. As the book progresses though, she is forced to face what’s in front of her, and she learns and grows from it. By the end of the trilogy, she was one of my favorite characters.

Snow White: a book with an electric cast of characters

Saiyuki Reload, Volume 9

The characters from Saiyuki fit this. A half demon, the legendary Monkey King, a man transformed, and a trigger-happy priest with a smoking habit. Saiyuki is such a good series, if you haven’t picked it up, I recommend it.

Sleeping Beauty: a book that put you to sleep

Daredevil, Vol. 1

I think out of the eleven books I have marked as ‘did not finish’, Daredevil volume 1 by Kevin Smith was the most boring. It’s really the only one I dropped out of just pure disinterest. I got I think… 40% into it? Maybe?

The Lion King: a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

I have to copy Sarika’s answer and say ‘every fantasy character ever’. If at the beginning of a book you see a character’s parent or role model or something that seems like a nice person? Boom, dead. Yay motivation and plot devices.

Beauty and the Beast: a beast of a book that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful

The Broken Eye (Lightbringer, #3)

Any Robin Hobb book could fit this, but since I’ve already mentioned her books in this, I’m going with the books in the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. They’re all chunkers, the one I selected as a visual is the longest so far, sitting at 846 pages. Takes me a while to get through them, but they’re so, so worth it.

Aladdin: a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse

Orange: The Complete Collection, Volume 1

The characters from Orange do – the story follows a group of friends in high school, where the main character receives a letter from her future self, warning that one of the friends commits suicide in the future, and to do everything she can to prevent it. It’s great, and I loved it.

Mulan: a character who pretends to be something or someone they are not

Snow Crash

Pretty much everyone in Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. The book takes place partially in a virtual world, and everyone is hiding behind avatars.

Toy Story: a book with characters you wish would come to life

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)

The cast from Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series. Why? Because it’d mean we’d have dragons in this world. 😀 Nice ones, even.

Disney Descendants: your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character 

I recently just did a post on villains, so I’ll just link to that. The top one wears a hand on his face. He’s neato.


And that’s it! If you’d like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged! Happy reading!

Disney Songs Book Tag!

This tag was created by this lovely youtuber, and I love disney, so I’m swiping it :”D

1. A whole new world – Pick a book that made you see the world differently.
For this one, I’m going to pick Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. I think the reason this book affected me so much was because it was really my first exposure into Asian culture that wasn’t manga or anime. (I love the movie, too). I know it’s not 100% accurate in its memoir portrayal but it was still fascinating and opened up this whole new facet of reading for me. I tend to float towards Asian writers a lot now, particularly memoir. If you haven’t read or seen this, and are even a bit interested in a Japanese culture and history setting, go check it out.

2. Cruella De Vil – Pick your favorite villain.
Light from Death Note. Yes yes, I realize there’s the whole ‘anti-hero vs. villain’ thing for him, but personally, I see him as a villain. And a good one at that. If you have never read nor watched Death Note, here is a trailer. I beg you: Please watch or read it. Do it. DO IT.

Death Note has stuck with me since the first time I read it through – and I’ve done so probably three or four times now, enjoying even more each time. The anime is pretty damn good too, watched that twice. Go watch it. Go read it. Go something it. Please.

3. I won’t say I’m in love – Pick a book you didn’t want to admit you loved.
This one is a strange question. There’s really nothing I’ve read that I liked that I’m ashamed for liking. The closest thing I can think of is a manga series called Bitter Virgin. And honestly, it’s only because of the title and anyone overhearing out of context would be like ‘What what you be reading man!’ (btw, check that series out, it’s stellar)

4. Gaston – Pick a character that you couldn’t stand.
Edward Cullen.

5. Part of your world – Pick a book set in a universe you wish you could live in.

6. A dream is a wish your heart makes – describe what the book of your dreams would be like
I feel like the perfect book for me would be the one I’ve had rolling around in my head for the past five years. The plot is almost fully developed, and I’ve tried writing it out before… I just can’t do it justice. Please somebody ready my brain and write it for me!

7. Someday my prince will come – What book character would you marry if you could
I’m going to be boring and say I haven’t crushed on a book character bad enough to want to marry him (or consider any of the ones I have crushed on stable to marry @@)

8. I see the light – Pick a book that changed your life.
I Choose You (Pokemon Chapter Book, #1)I Choose You by Tracey West. This was the first book that I bought with my own money. And now I have hundreds. I blame it. (thank you, book)

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9. When you wish upon a star – Pick a book you wish you could reread for the first time.
Harry Potter. I just want to get lost in the magic again. I miss it.

10. I just can’t wait to be king – Pick a book with some kind of monarchy in it.
For this one I choose Graceling by Kristin Cashore. This one kinda reminds me of a fairy tale, which is fitting for this tag. This book is about land where every so often, someone is born with what is called a grace. These graces can be anything – fantastic cooking skills, a beautiful singing voice, wonderful gardening skills, whatever.

The main character is graced with the skill of killing.

Go read this book.

11. Colors of the wind – Pick a book with a beautiful colorful cover.
Cloud AtlasI’m going with Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I haven’t actually read this book yet, though it’s been on my shelf for over a year now. It’s just so damn pretty. And I love the movie – it’s in my top 10 of all time for sure. I don’t know why I haven’t read this yet. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME.

And that’s the tag! Ace, do it. (and anyone else who wants to, do it)