Disney Princess Tag

I came across this tag on Bookish Whimsy, and I thought it would be really fun to participate. Soudha from Of Stacks and Cups created this tag.

My Disney Princess Facts:

  1. I don’t actually like the movie Snow White. I know, it’s a classic, but I think Snow White has the most annoying voice.
  2. I grew up during the Disney Renaissance, which is a major part on why I love Disney movies so much (I think). I got to watch all these amazing movies when I was at just the right age for them to leave a lasting impression.
  3. My favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast, but for years it was The Little Mermaid. I love the song “Part of Your World” which is why that movie was such a favorite.
  4. I miss hand-drawn animation so much. Although I think Tangled and Frozen are great and beautiful, I feel like the hand drawn animation has such a softer more romantic look to it. Perfect for those fairytales.

1. Snow White – Name your favorite classic 

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My favorite classic is, without a doubt, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. There’s great characters, a fun romance, and awesome writing. What’s not to love?

2. Cinderella – Name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime

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The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward – This is the most recent book that I stayed up too late reading. This book was sooo good! Highly recommended.

3. Aurora – Name your favorite classic romance

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – I know, it’s a repeat, but it’s my favorite classic romance. I love how Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth aren’t fond of each other initially, but then things change.

4. Ariel – Name a book that’s about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams

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His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. I’m not really sure if it’s about fighting for your dreams, but sacrifices are definitely made, and they are tough to read, but I respect these guys so much for making them.

5. Belle – Name a book with a smart and independent female character

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Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. Penelope, the protagonist, is such an amazing woman. Even though society has not been kind to her, she’s figured out how to make things work for her and how to be happy. She’s one strong woman who doesn’t have a lot of support.

6. Jasmine – Name a book with a character who challenged the social conventions of his or her world

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Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede – Princess Cimorene has no desire whatsoever to be a princess, so she packs her bags and moves in with dragons.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – Kate Connelly is the first female to participate in the, sometimes fatal, Scorpio Races. Go Kate!

7. Pocahontas – Name a book whose ending was a roller-coaster of emotions

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – This one felt like a roller-coaster of emotions from start to finish!

8. Mulan – Name a book with a kick-ass female character

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Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund – Persis is a totally kick-ass lady. She’s basically a spy, and saves people and is just totally awesome. And she keeps it all a secret!

9. Tiana – Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character

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Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale – Dashti is such a hard working young woman. I love her determination to never give up.

10. Rapunzel – Name a book that features an artist

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Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – Echo is this amazing painter.

11. Merida – Name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship

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Crash Into You by Katie McGarry – A lot of this book has to do with Rachel’s relationship with her mother. This category was the most difficult for me, actually. I guess I don’t read a lot of books featuring a mother-daughter relationship.

12. Anna and Elsa – Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings 

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Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas – I love seeing all the Hathaways together. They have their ups and downs, but you know they will always be there for each other.

How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn – I love how Elizabeth is a mother to her three younger siblings, but she’s also their sister and struggles a lot. And they help her out when she needs it.

16 Responses to “Disney Princess Tag”

  1. Cynthia

    Love this tag! I do agree that Snow White is one of my least favorite Disney movie. I love Beauty and the Beast, mainly for the library. Actually, I have a charm for my necklace that says “Forget the Beast, I’ll take his library.” Haha

  2. Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

    Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney classic fairy tale, too! 😀 And I love, love, love the adaptations on TV. Have you seen the 2014 French one? Oh, it is so amazing and has a theatrical narration to it. *.* It was beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

    Is it my first time visiting your blog? It is so lovely, I love pink (my blog is pink too and features birds haha!)

    Happy reading & great post!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I haven’t seen the 2014 French adaptation, but I think I have to now.

      Pink is a fabulous color. Ashley from Nose Graze did the design and I love it too. I’m going to visit you blog right now!

  3. Renee (Lover of Romance)

    This is a fabulous tag…looks like you had fun with it. I do love those older fairy tales…I do love the little mermaid and beauty and the beast. Those two are just fantastic. I think the modern ones they have made are enjoyable…but don’t get to me like the older classic ones do for me.

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      Yes, I agree. I love Tangled and Frozen, but they don’t get to me like the Disney Renaissance ones do. And I did have a ton of fun with this tag.

  4. Kaja

    Eep! I ALWAYS end up adding more books to my tbr when I read your posts! 🙂 Such great recommendations.
    I’ve seen they’re making a live-action Mulan movie, I can’t wait to see that.
    And Pride and Prejudice is my favourite classic (romance), too, it’s brilliant.

  5. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I think I may be a couple of years older than you because I kind of came up in the middle so I never was a big Disney fan. I liked Sleeping Beauty but Snow White annoyed me as well and by the time The Little Mermaid came out I was in middle school and though I was too old. I’m so glad you enjoyed Blackberry Hill!! Now go read Summer on Lover’s Island. It’s Josh’s story and is fantastic though doesn’t involve nearly as great of a house. I bought How to Marry a Marquiss the other week because of you and am so excited to reread it. It’s been so long since I’ve read it it doesn’t really count as rereading. Love this tag! May have to steal it soon 🙂

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      Blackberry Hill was fantastic and I’m so glad you recommended it! I will definitely be reading more in the series very soon! And yay for rereading How to Marry a Marquis. I adore that book, as you know. I was 6ish I think, when Little Mermaid was released, so you might be a few years older. I know so many people my age, who grew up with all these amazing Disney movies, that now LOVE Disney. I think that’s part of it. But before Little Mermaid, Disney wasn’t doing so well. And do steal this tag. I would love to see you responses.

  6. Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy

    Oh I’m so glad that you did this tag! It’s great to get more book recommendations from you! I have wanted to read more Patricia C. Wrede books actually. I loved “Magician’s Ward” so much. Is your review of Blackberry Hill going to go up soon??

    And now I’m interested in rewatching Snow White – I never thought of it very highly, but I wonder if it would still be appealing, as it’s such an early Disney film, and I do remember the voice of Snow White being a bit annoying!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      Dealing with Dragons is such a fun book. I think you would enjoy it. I would say it borders on middle grade, but Cimorene is such a fun character!

      My review for Blackberry Hill is going to go up the first week in June. (I’m ahead with reviews – yay!)

      My main problem is with Snow White is her actual voice. I remember feeling that way when I was a kid.But I did watch the movie a few years ago, the whole movie, to see if I really didn’t like it, and I just found it boring. I respect it for what it is because it was the first full length animated movie. But I still don’t like it much. I really want to like it, because Snow White looks like me (Sort of) because she has black hair, brown eyes and fair skin like me. But it’s just not for me.

  7. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

    I love this! I’m definitely going to do it sometime this weekend. I’m not the biggest fan of Snow White either, but I can appreciate how unique it was for the time. I also grew up in the Disney Renaissance so Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin had a real influence on my life and my reading tastes. I’m intrigued by Blackberry Hill now…can’t wait to read your review.

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      Yes, do this tag! I can’t wait to see what your choices are!

      Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin are my favorite disney movies. I just love them so much!

      Blackberry hill is amazing! I so recommend it. I know you don’t read a lot of contemporary, but it’s so good. I listened to the audio and highly recommend that too.

  8. Danielle @ Love at First Page

    We might as well be twins. Your #3 is me too – I was obsessed with The Little Mermaid growing up, but now B&B is my favorite. 😛
    I love this tag – so much fun. May have to try it myself. 🙂

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