Hello all! We are about to get hit by a massive snowstorm here, so you know what that means….perfect time to write up some blog posts! Anyway, back in December I was tagged by Bookmark Your Thoughts (thank you!!), but haven’t had the time to do a long book tag. So today is the perfect day!
Also, I know this is the Disney princess tag, but might be picking some Disney females who are not technically “princesses”.
- 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.
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- Obviously, come up with your own wonderful answers!
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Best Hair Accessory
FAVORITE BOOK SIDEKICK
The Red Queen’s crown – Queens were princesses once right? Besides, I was born on Valentine’s Day so…I am the Queen of Hearts.
Is there a better literary sidekick than Sancho Panza in Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes? I don’t think there is.
Biggest Hair Change
PLOT TWIST THAT TOTALLY CAUGHT YOU OFF GUARD
Rapunzel’s hair being cut – From blond and super long to brown and short
I actually saw the plot twist coming in The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson, but it was the fate of Tain Hu that caught me off guard.
A BOOK OR AUTHOR WITH THE MOST ELEGANT PROSE
Princess Leia during the awards ceremony – I love this up-do. Alas it only happens once.
I have only read the first couple of pages of Circe by Madeline Miller, but holy crap! The prose is gorgeous. Ms. Miller has the rare ability to be able to grab a person’s attention and immediately suck them into a story.
BOOK THAT BOUNCES BETWEEN MULTIPLE TIME PERIODS
Merida’s curly hair – When it comes to bounce and body, Merida’s hair can’t be beat
The characters in Hyperion by Dan Simmons all tell their story of why they are on the Shrike pilgrimage. All of the stories happen in the past (obviously) but some are further back in time than others.
Most Intricate Braid
FAVORITE PLOT WITH MULTIPLE STORY-LINES THAT ARE WOVEN TOGETHER
Elsa’s braid – I love that it is studded with ice crystals
I wouldn’t necessarily say “favorite” (though it is up there), but I think The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton has the most complicated multi-story plot I have ever read.
Short & Sweet
A BOOK THAT’S SHORT AND SWEET
Edna Mode’s short bob – She’s no princess, but she is the Queen of Fashion…and probably my favorite character (along with Gramma Tala) in the entire Disneyverse
A Tournament of Losers by Megan Derr is my happy book, and at 229 pages is a quick read.
Nicest Half-Up / Half-Down
A BOOK/CHARACTER THAT YOU HAD A LOT OF UPS AND DOWNS WITH
Gramma Tala’s half-up/half-down-do – She’s the mother of the village chief which makes her basically the Queen Mother…gosh, I hope I am just like her when I grow up #lifegoals
Basically all the characters in Ken Follet’s The Pillars of the Earth. I got so frustrated with everyone in this book.
Medium & Manageable
THE LAST BOOK YOU FELT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE ABOUT
Cinderella’s medium length hair – Seems pretty manageable to me
On the one hand, I really liked the plot of Binti by Nnedi Okorafor and I really liked the eponymous character, but the story was way too short for me to really care about any of the other characters except the aliens.
Kida’s choppy bangs – I just love them…and her white hair…and her face tattoo…
I absolutely adore this cover of The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge. Not gonna lie, half of the reason I bought this book was because of the cover.
Long & Loose
LONGEST BOOK YOU READ THIS YEAR
Ariel’s long flowing hair – Gorgeous on land and in sea
Fortunately the year has hardly begun so it was easy to look this up. The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons is the longest book I have read so far, at 518 pages.
A BOOK THAT SWINGS FROM POV TO POV
Jasmine’s ponytails – Jasmine has 2 different ponytail looks in the movie and they are both awesome. Megara came in a close second on this one though, but couldn’t beat out Jasmine’s two looks.
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins definitely swings between some uh…unique POVs.
A BOOK THAT MADE YOU WANT TO DIVE STRAIGHT INTO THE SEQUEL
Mulan’s beautiful hair – She is not a princess, but the emperor bowed to her…plus she can totally kick my ass. Also, I am impressed she can cut her hair so straight with a sword. That’s some mad skills.
As soon as I finished Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, I immediately wanted to read the next book in the series. Unfortunately, books 2 and 3 didn’t live up to the first one, but book 4 was awesome.
A BOOK WITH TWISTS AND TURNS
Wendy Darling’s curls – Wendy may not be a princess (and I have no justification for including her on this list) but she does have mad perfect curls that never seem to get messed up, no matter what kind of shenanigans she gets up to with Peter and the gang
I hate to repeat a book…but The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton has probably the twistiest plot I have ever read. Seriously, I don’t think even string theory could help you keep it straight.
Hair Closest to Your Own
A BOOK THAT YOU STRONGLY CONNECTED TO
Belle’s brown hair – Minus the bangs and make it a smidge shorter but yep, that’s basically my hair
Ok, this might be kind of an odd answer, but Elf Quest Book Three and Book Four are two books I really connect to, and are precious to me to this day, because I actually remember my mom giving them to me. She died when I was ten and I have suppressed most of my memories of her, so for me to remember her giving them to me is a big deal.
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Emily, I chose you!