This one is fun! It’s also a lot more thought provoking than I thought it would be. I originally saw this here on this great blog: bookishwisps.
Here are the rules:
- Answer as many questions as you can!
- Tag five fairy tale lovers.
- Creator of the Tag Adele of Dellybird
1. Beauty and the Beast
“He’s no monster…” A character that makes mistakes but redeems themselves in the end.
Wow, there are some seriously terrible mistakes made! Hal, in particular, comes to mind when I think of a character who redeems himself.
2 – Sleeping Beauty
“One upon a dream…” A book that put you to sleep
I tried so hard to get into this book, but it just…never…started. I ended up not finishing it. Look at the fantastic cover, though!
3 – The Little Mermaid
“Nothing gave her greater pleasure than to hear about the world of human beings up above” – A book that excites you or is full of adventure.
Anyone who loves fantasy needs to read this book! The setup is fantastic, the story is interesting, and the battle scenes are epic! I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. I could go on at length about this book, but I already did in a previous post, so I’ll refrain.
4 – Cinderella
“Perhaps the greatest risk any of us will ever take is to be seen as we really are” – A book where a character is mistreated.
I was first drawn to this book by the somewhat eerie photographs; writing a book around them was a very unique idea. I’d really love to ask Ransom Riggs how he was able to come up with the story he did, based on just a few odd photos. Kudos to him for creativity! I must say, though, that poor Miss Peregrine, among others, wasn’t treated all that well by the villains in this series.
5 – Peter Pan
“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away, and away means forgetting” – A book that you will never forget!
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 1 about twenty years ago. Reading Kay Redfield Jamison’s account of her life with bipolar was an incredible experience for me, partially because she’s incredibly successful in her field, despite having mental health setbacks along the way. There were a few times where I had to just stop reading and sit for a minute because I had that “Finally, someone understands what it’s like!” moment. I’ll never forget that.
6 – The Ugly Duckling
“It is only with the heart that one can see clearly, for the most essential things are invisible to the eye” – A book or character that you love but others don’t see the same way.
For some reason, this one seemed to slip under the radar. It’s very well written, with a bit of a spooky feel to it, which I really liked. I would absolutely love to read a book of short stories based around the Hinterland (read the book; you’ll know what that means)!
7 – The Princess and the Pea
“She had felt one pea all the way through twenty mattresses and twenty more feather beds” – A book or character that made you uncomfortable.
Neither Victor nor Eli are what you’d call nice people. Their moral compass seems to be skewed. Unfortunately, even though the writing was superb, I was unable to finish this book because there was a lot of self-mutilation which really bothered me. If that sort of thing is something you can handle, please read this book and tell me how it ends. I’m dying to know!
8 – Little Red Riding Hood
“Oh Granny, what big teeth you have!” – A book or character that wasn’t what they seemed.
I refuse to give anything away, but I will say this: I guarantee you’ll be surprised. Read this book!
9 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
“I’ll take a chance for her” – A book with great friends.
If you have a friend as loyal and considerate as Charlie, you’re a very fortunate person.
10 – Alice in Wonderland
“Who in the world am I? – A book about identity or a character who questions themselves.
I’m about three quarters of the way through this book and the main character, Jetta, definitely has some questions about who (what?) she is. Some of the tidbits that I’ve read about her throughout the book are very intriguing. So far, this has been an excellent read.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? Feel free to write your own post – I’d love to see more answers!