The Disney Book Tag
I was tagged by Trisha Ann@TheBookgasm. Thank you Trisha. I do like Disney.
This was a fun tag, even if it was a little hard for me to pick favorites (as it always is).
I shall tag…
And any Disney fan, or just wanting to try this tag.
Let me know when you do the tag, because I’d love to check it out.
And here are the Disney themed questions….
1. The Little Mermaid: A character who is out their element, a “fish out of water.”
Harry Potter is the first one that came to my mind when I thought of a “fish out of water” character. The first book in the series really had Harry out of his element. He realizes that he isn’t a normal 11 year old orphan kid after all, but a Wizard. And he begins his journey, not just as a wizard going to Hogwarts, but also as the Wizarding World’s hopeful savior in defeating Voldermort.
2. Cinderella: A character who goes through a major transformation.
The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer
This book was the first one I thought of. The characters in this story decides to lose weight. They don’t like diets, because it just doesn’t work for them. And so these friends make up a pact… a sort of agreement between each other that they will lose weight by X date. And they call their agreement the Cinderella Pact. And there even is a little Cinderella dance moment in this story too.
There’s even a Lifetime movie that was based on this (Lying to be Perfect). It was pretty good for a Lifetime tv movie (meaning it was just a average B-Romance Movie).
As for these books, they are also transformation stories… with their weight.
Here’s Looking At You by Mhairi McFarlane
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
Jemima J by Jane Green
3. Snow White: A book with an eclectic cast of characters.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The book‘s characters are all eclectic cast. The movie even had difficulty describing the genre of this for crying out loud. Action, Adventure, Revenge, Romance, Fantasy, those are just the highlights of what this book is.
They are… (with some SPOILERS)
The Authors and Narrators: William Goldman (even though he says he’s not, he is the true author), and the supposed author S. Morgenstern. (The movie it was Peter Falk, as the grandfather, who read the story to his granson, Fred Savage).
Buttercup, girl who’s family owns a farm.
Westley, the “farm boy” (hired help).
The Dread Pirate Roberts (The Man in Black), a evil pirate.
Inigo Montoya, a Spaniard.
Prince Humperdinck, the Prince with a Zoo of Death (“Pit of Despair”).
Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya, a Spaniard.
Christopher Guest as Count Tyrone Rugen
Fezzik, the Giant
Vizzini, the Sicilian.
Miracle Max (and his wife)
4. Sleeping Beauty: A book that put you to sleep.
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan. I attempted to read this twice. The last time I read it was with an audio as well. That just caused this book to be even more dull. But on fast speed, I was able to finish reading this book.
5. The Lion King: A character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Mia Hall is 17 years old, so not necesarrily a child, but she is still very young for such a tragedy like the one that happened to her.
6. Beauty and The Beast: A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.
The Three Musketeers series (D’Artagnan Romances) by Alexandre Dumas. It’s a very long series. 5 books that are all well over 600 and more pages.
I’m glad I read these books, because now whenever there is a new Musketeer tv or movie adaption, I can compare it to what I remember from the books (it’s been over a decade since I’ve read them).
And right now, I’m in love with the BBC Musketeer tv series adaption. I simply love the actors that are in this series. I love the men the most. Even if Porthos is black, they’ve still made him a great addition to the cast.
Big sigh I love these guy. I can’t wait for season 3 in January 2016!
7. Aladdin: A character who gets their wish granted, for better or for worse.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Helena is in love with Demetrius, who is in love with Hermia, who is in love with Lysander (and Lysander loves Hermia back). And then the faeries get involved. And Helena’s wish for Demetrius to love her again comes true, along with other chaos thanks to Puck, a mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals.
8. Mulan: A character who pretends to be something or someone they are not.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Mare Barrow could have been a Little Mermaid too. And the Cinderella transformation too. She goes from poor to being a princess in a nano second. But she not only has to pretend that she really is of royalty, but also that her super powers are of “White Blood” (and she’s a “Red Blood” who just happens to have “White Blood” super powers). Thus she needs to hide what kind of person she is from the inside as well as the outside appearances.
Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. SPOILER, he isn’t really a Phantom, ghost or whatever that is rumored to be haunting the Opera House.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Catherine is such a deceiver.
9. Toy Story: A book with characters you wish would come to life.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen… Mr. Darcy in particular.
10. Disney Descendants: Your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character.
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. Now I haven’t read this yet. But I have seen the play. And I’ve seen the Wizard of Oz (and all their adaptations) loads of times.
Harry Potter series: a tie between these two characters…
Tom Riddle Jr. aka Lord Voldemort.
Dolores Umbridge – she doesn’t belong anywhere near schools. Just shows how politics doesn’t belong in school education.