The New Disney Princess Book Tag

Thank you to Eva for tagging me! It was created by Zuky and Mandy.

THE RULES

  • Mention where you saw the tag/thank whoever tagged you because that’s always good fun
  • Tag Book Princess Reviews and Zuky with our posts so we can check out the wonderful Princess fun throughout the blog world
  • Play a game of tag at the end!

 

SNOW WHITE

THIS BOOK (LIKE THE MOVIE) STARTED IT All

Favorite Debut Book From an Author 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, is there any other answer for this?

 

CINDERELLA

A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Just Like Cinderella, You Either Didn’t Expect Much Out of This Character in the Beginning But Turned Out to Be a Total Gem 

AURORA

SLEEPING BEAUTY

A Book That Makes You Sleepy or Just Could Not Hold Your Attention
Honestly? A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, I was so excited but it was so damn long it took me 2 weeks to read that damn book.

ARIEL

UNDER THE SEA

A Book With a Water/Ocean Setting
The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember. This book sounds amazing, an f/f norse mythology take on The Little Mermaid I’m desperate to read it.
 

BELLE

BEAUTY AND THE BOOKS

Name a Book With the Best Bookworm/Book Lover
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee, the MC is obsessed with Anna Karenina to the point where she made her own web series adaptation of it, of course I had to pick this.
 

Jasmine

The Thief and the Princess

Name Book with an Unlikely Love Story (Either in Terms of Romance or a Book You Didn’t Expect to Love So Much)
Chris and Starr were a couple I really didn’t expect to love in The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Of course the focus of this book wasn’t focussed on the romance at all but by the end of the book I really loved these two together.

POCAHONTAS

THE REAL LIFE PRINCESS

Name a Book that is Based on a Real Life Person You Want to Read/Have Read
I really want to read The Devil in the White City about HH Holmes, but I haven’t got around to it yet.

Mulan

The Princess that Saved Her Country

Name the Fiercest Heroine You Know
 Kady in Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, she goes onto a plague infested spaceship to save everyone, that’s pretty fierce.

Tiana

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
There are a couple of obvious answers I could go with for this but they’re written by white people and I feel like that goes against what the question is asking really so I’m going to go with Noteworthy by Riley Redgate which I desperately want to read and have heard it’s diverse in race, gender and sexuality.D
 

Rapunzel

Let Your Longggggg Hair Down

Name the Longest Book You’ve Ever Read
Longest singular book is Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon.

Merida

I Determine My Own Fate

A Book Where There is No Love Story/Interest or Isn’t Needed
See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng, it’s all about being a child and finding out life isn’t how you thought it was.

Anna/Elsa

Frozen Hearts

A Book in a Winter/Cold Setting
Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon is set up a mountain I think that can be classed as a cold setting?
 

Moana

How Far I’ll Go

A Character That Goes on a Journey
I’m going to go with a book I’ve already mentioned and say The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas because Starr goes on a figurative journey when she begins to stand up for her race and determines that she does want to have her voice heard.
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The Unique Blogger Award

Thank you to Lindsey for tagging me.

THE RULES:
  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them three questions.

Questions

1. Do you loan out books? Have you ever gotten one back damaged, what would you do if a friend returned a book slightly damaged?

Occasionally I do, mainly books I’m not so bothered about. And because I’m not bothered about it if they’re damaged it’s not the end of the world.

2. Giving books soundtracks is a thing, this is the reverse: if you had to pick an album to adapt into a book which album would you pick

I feel like Get Weird by Little Mix would make a good contemporary, it has like fun times and sad times.

3. Go-to book reading snack or drink?

Crisps, I spend my life eating crisps.

My questions:

  1. Have you ever been to a bookish event?
  2. Do you ever think you’ll write a book one day?
  3. Have you ever seen an adaptation you though worked better than the book?

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Fadwa
Lauren
Aria
Casey
Donna

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5 Authors I Want to Read More From

This is a meme over on goodreads, I haven’t joined the group because I don’t normally do this but I didn’t have anything to post today and I was like damn what can I do?

Becky Albertalli

If you’ve been following me for long enough you know that I absolutely adore Becky and I just want her to write so many more books.

Rick Riordan

I’m so behind with Rick’s books and I really desperately need to catch up because I feel like I’m missing out so much.

Adam Silvera

I’ve only read History is All You Left Me but so many people talk about how good More Happy Than Not is, and I’m so excited for They Both Die at the End.

Sandhya Menon

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I recently read When Dimple Met Rishi and absolutely adored it so I’m excited to see what Sandhya comes out with next.

Yaa Gyasi

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Homegoing was so good I need to read more!!!!

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I Dare You Book Tag

Thank you to Casey for the tag! I’m not going to tag anyone because to be honest I am too tired to think of people, I’m working really solidly right now and there’s so many tourists I am just exhausted.

Rules
you must be honest
you must answer all the questions
you must tag at least 4 people



1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?

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Oh god probably The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling

2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next? 

Last read was When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, Currently Reading The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine will be reading Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han

3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?

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I wouldn’t say hated by I wasn’t a huge fan of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?

The majority of the books I bought for 99p on kindle.

5. What book are you saving for retirement?

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I’m going to steal everyone’s answer for this and go Game of Thrones

6. Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?

I read it midway through because I’m like “holy shit I need to see if this character makes it”.

7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?

I like acknowledgements, I think they’re cute.

8. Which book character would you switch places with?

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I would swap with Molly from Upside of Unrequited because her life seems really fun

9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)

I wouldn’t say a book reminds me but the Breakaway album reminds me of reading all the Meg Cabot books back to back when I was like 12/13 because I listened to that album when I read them.

10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.

I found my copy of Anna and the French Kiss in a random coffee shop outside Fort William the day I was travelling to Australia and paid 50p to charity for it. It had a note inside from the person who bought it for the other, it was cute.

11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?

I don’t think so? I normally gift books rather than give them my old copy.

12. Which book has been with you most places?

Harry Potter, either in book form or audiobook form

13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

No, if I hated it I hated it.

14. Used or brand new?

Both. Used is good because you get it for cheaper normally and sometimes you find peoples bookmarks and notes and things inside which I find really sweet, but also new books have that smell.

15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

Yes I read Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code

16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?

Hmm, I’m sure there has been one or two because things sometimes work better as movies but I can’t think right now.

17. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?

I get hungry reading a lot of books hen they start talking about most food to be honest.

18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

My dad, he reads a lot of stuff I’m not interested in, like nautical history and stuff but if he recommends me something that he’ll think I like considering he knows what I like then I give it a go. Also my friend Joanne because she reads a lot of the same books as me and we agree on our opinions.

19. My question is: Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?

Hmmm, I don’t know. I don’t really like crime or thriller books and so far I haven’t read anything that’s particularly wowed me.

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What Cats Do Book Tag

Thank you to Eva for the tag! I have a cat and she’s adorable but so annoying because she constantly wants attention and even tries to get it off customers in my work haha.

Purr – As cats do this when they’re happy or relaxed, what is the book that makes you happiest or relaxed?

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Sleep – What is a book that put you to sleep or was just boring?

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I’m going to go for a funny answer for this, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, not because it was boring but because the writing was so heavy that I just felt exhausted reading it.

Seems to Play Nice…Until the Claws are Out – Which book had the biggest plot twist?

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I think Probably Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows had such a huge twist, I think that was the most shock I’d felt. The whole book was shocking though.

Cuddles – Which book character would you give a hug to?

Kaz Brekker, Rhysand, Simon Spier, Inej, Laia, everyone???

Catnip – What’s a book that made you have warm and fuzzy feels?

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Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Cat Breeds – What are your favorite books?

Faves

Getting the Cat – How did you find your favorite book(s)?

Recommendations, class reading, dad reading to me

The Vet’s Office – Your least favorite book:

Uh I can’t pick for this

Being in Places They Shouldn’t – Least favorite cliche:

I find this question really hard, I think all cliches are pretty redeemable with good writing. I suppose something which shows bi/pan characters as bad people just because they’ve kissed diff people from each gender or as if they’re bad people because they like more than 1 gender.

Final Question: The Good Old Cardboard Box – Most underrated book series:

Half Bad by Sally Green, I’ve seen like no one talk about these books and they’re pretty good in my opinion

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Fadwa
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The 2016 & 2017 Tag

Thank you to Lindsey for the tag!

Here are the rules:

  1. Mention the creator of the tag —  David at theguywhosaidalwaysno
  2. Use the image that you find in this article.
  3. Mention the blogger who has chosen you.
  4. Answer the questions.
  5. Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog.

The questions:

1. Describe your 2016 in 3 words.

Hard, exciting, tiring.

2. Write the name of two people that have characterized your 2016.

Jess and Joanne

3. Write the most beautiful place yoou have visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.

Kondalilla Falls in Queensland, Australia. They’re just so gorgeous.

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4. Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted.

I can’t even think for this? I’ve had a lot of great food I can’t think of anything specific.

5. Write the event that has marked you most in 2016 (even a global event).

Marked me? Probably the Brexit vote followed by the US election, I spent most of last year very stressed out about the state of the world and the racism.

6. Write the finest purchase you made in 2016, and if you want, link a photo.

Probably my flights to Australia they were bloody expensive hahaha.

7. Write 3 good intentions for 2017.

I’ve gone vegetarian, I’m trying to become healthy again after falling off the wagon, and hopefully get my mental health to a good place.

8. Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.

I’m really excited to visit Seoul!

9. Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017.

Patbingsu!!!

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The Blogger Aesthetic Award

Thank you to The Orangutan Librarian and Lauren for the tag!

THE RULES:

  • Collect any number of images that you feel represent you as a person—your personality, aspirations, favourite things, anything at all that makes you you.
  • Put your chosen images together into a collage of whatever size and shape you find pleasing.
  • Share your masterpiece with everyone, in all the places.
  • Maybe nominate other bloggers as a way to tell them, “Hey, you, I think you’re awesome, and we should celebrate that awesomeness.”
  • Share these rules (and maybe the below tips, if you’re feeling helpful).

TIPS:

  • Find inspiration by spending (minimum) three hours scrolling through aesthetic Tumblr posts relevant to you.
  • Two great places to hunt for pictures are Pinterest and WeHeartIt. Pinterest requires an account; WeHeartIt does not.
  • PicMonkey’s collage editor is free to use and doesn’t require an account, heck yes. YouTube has plenty of tutorials on how to use it; I watched this one (which begins with tips on how to find decent photos).

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  • I have a golden retriever named Lia, she is my one true love, I wish I could spend all day every day with her.
  • All Time Low are my favourite band and I’ve been to see them about 23 times, this photo is one of the times I went to see them. In general I just love live music.
  • Legend of Zelda is and always will be my favourite game franchise, my dad used to play Ocarina when I was little and I would watch him play it, completely entranced and also a bit scared and I continued to do that with every new release until I was old enough to play it. I picked a picture of Breath of the Wild because it just came out and it’s all I’ve been doing for the past week.
  • I come from the Isle of Skye and it was difficult for me to find a picture that wasn’t heavily edited so here is a pic of the Old Man of Storr.
  • I’m pansexual, in case you didn’t know, and it’s a very important part of my identity.
  • I’ve spent the majority of my new adult life living in Glasgow for Uni and it’s where I’ve met most of my closest friends and has came to be like a second home.
  • I’m a mathematician, I love maths a lot.
  • I go to every home Scotland rugby game that I can. My dad was a rugby player and rugby has just always been part of my life growing up so naturally I found a love for it.
  • I feel in love with kpop a few years ago and Girl’s Generation were the first group I discovered so whilst I enjoy many groups these days they will always be near and dear to my heart.

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