Double Feature: Disney Princess and Greatest Showman Tags



A happy Tuesday to you all!

Today, I bring you a double book tag feature brought to you by Mary Kate @ Sarcastic Scribblings. These two tags were given to me a full year ago this month and I decided it was high time to finish them. As much as I love book tags, filling them out can be really difficult...especially if they are as long as this first tag, which is....

The Disney Princess Book Tag. You can view MK's original post HERE.

Shall we venture forth?


1. Snow White - name your favorite classic

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)


Picking a favorite classic is like trying to pick a favorite song some days. I have plenty of classic favorites, but this one stands out to me at the moment. Maybe because I recently re-read it?


2. Cinderella - name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime


A Reason to Run (Camdyn #1)


I mean, most of my five star reads kept me up past my bedtime. But this one....I believe it kept me up until 2am one night *shifts eyes*


3. Aurora - name your favorite classic romance

Pride and Prejudice



You can't get much more classic romance than Jane Austen. And this book is by far the favorite of mine out of all of hers. It's a perfect blend of drama, love lost and found, and even a moral or two. And since I discovered the '95 miniseries...I've loved it even more!


4. Ariel - Name a book that's all about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams

A Distant Melody  (Wings of Glory, #1)


This is one of my favorite books simply for this reason. Allie, our dear little protagonist, sacrifices her family's approval and an advantageous marriage to make her own life. She joins a new church, volunteers as part of the Red Cross to help the war effort, and even falls in love with a most wonderful soldier. And oh boy, does she fight for those things!


5. Belle - name a book with a smart and independent female

The Scarlet Pimpernel


Marguerite St. Just is pretty much the epitome of smart and intellegent female. It even admits it in the book. However, she still is feminine and self-sacrificing, and I love her to pieces.


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

Fires of Invention (Mysteries of Cove, #1)


Trenton lives in a world where inventing is considered a curse word. Now there is a social convention worth breaking, in my opinion. Especially when it's proven that there are outside enemies that are threatening the Cove. So for most of the book, he and his friend Kallista are working on remaking a previous inventors' creation, much to the chagrin of the Cove.

7. Pocahontas - name a book with an ending that was a roller coaster of emotions

The Obituary Society (The Obituary Society, #1)



UGH - this book left me feeling like I had been stomped upon. Horror, sadness, disgust, anger, contempt were felt, and that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Did I ever mention that I HATE feelsy books like that??


8. Mulan - name a book with a totally boss female character

Dauntless (Valiant Hearts, #1)


As you can probably see from the cover, the main character is a female "Robin Hood". So yeah, boss female to the T. I frankly don't remember a lot about this book since I read it a long time ago....

9. Tiana - name a book featuring a hard-working self-made character

Agnes Grey


This is a book that doesn't get enough credit, in my opinion. Agnes Grey is a character who goes out to work as a governess. She works really hard to keep her charges in line - which is difficult considering that half of them are spoiled. She reminds me a lot of Tiana, actually - the way she remains herself in spite of everything bearing down on her.


10. Rapunzel - name a character that features an artist.

Becoming Me (The Imagination #1)


I'm going with a loose interpretation of "artist" and including a book about two young song artists. But seriously, y'all need to pick up this book. The romance is squeaky clean and the character arcs are wonderful.

11. Merida - name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship

Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #8)



This book features more of the coming of age story of Anne's daughter Rilla than it does on their relationship....however, this was the closest thing I could get to having a book with a mother-daughter relationship really discussed. There seems to be a terrible shortage of these kinds of books....I wonder why?


12. Anna and Elsa - name a book that features a great relationship between siblings.

Little Women



I mean, this is a rather obvious choice. We're talking about a novel about 4 sisters here. Sure, there are some rocky points in each of the girl's relationships, but all stick together and their family dynamic is worthy of emulation.




And now, we move on to the second tag, which is The Greatest Showman Book Tag. You can see MK's original post HERE.

I was excited to get this tag, since I love the Greatest Showman. But since I got this two tags at a similar time, I decided to pair them up. This tag took a lot less time to fill out than the other, but it had to be patient as I finished scouring the bookshelves for the other.


THE GREATEST SHOW: Name a book that is as entertaining as a circus

Stars Collide (Backstage Pass, #1)



Combine a secret backstage romance, with an eccentric grandmother with Alzheimers and a fetish for fancy gowns, paparrazi nosing their way into where they don't belong, as well as Anne-esque scrapes....this book is a perfect circus in and of itself.


A MILLION DREAMS: Name a book that is set in a fantastical world

The Restorer (The Sword of Lyric, #1)



Classic portal fantasy, but a really wonderful one with lots of Christian allegories. Well worth a read!


COME ALIVE: Name a book that makes you outrageously happy

Pink Flamingoed (Aylesford Place #1)


This book is rife with everyday humor - you know, the funny little light-hearted incidents that make us stop and laugh at ourselves. The whole tone of the work is lighthearted, and the romance is absolutely adorable. So if I'm really feeling down, I pick up this book!



THE OTHER SIDE: Name a book that made you change your mind about something

Runner Up



Being a hopeless teenage romantic, I was trapped in the same thought process as Hannah Parker in that first fling of infatuation was enough. Hannah's journey also turned me off of shows like Bachelor/Bachelorette and that you can rebuild your life and find love after emotional distress.


NEVER ENOUGH: Name a book that you've re-read more than once

Stuck in the Middle (Sister-to-Sister #1)


This was, I think, the first book that I ever picked up on Kindle. And it quickly became a favorite - Joan and I found lots of connections. And come on, who doesn't love a handsome doctor?


THIS IS ME: Name a book with a character that reminds you of yourself

Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)


Re-reading this in April really reminded me how similar I was to Miri. Especially when she was so undecided on what her calling was. She's also a natural leader and good at her studies....which I also share.


REWRITE THE STARS: Name a book with a forbidden romance

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)



The title says it all, doesn't it? Really, secret romance just oozes from these pages :)



TIGHTROPE: Name a book with an adventurous main character

Pippa of Lauramore (Eldentimber, #1)


"Adventurous" could very well be Pippa's middle name. She's not afraid to explore caves, swim in waterfalls, or flight a glassern. And who else would be shrunken by fairies or try to interfere with her own marriage tournament? Seriously, y'all gotta meet this girl *shoos you to the book*

FROM NOW ON: Name a book with a wonderful family (related or otherwise)

Disowned  (Allegiance #1)


The Haynes family, whom Celeste stays with after running from the Kyraenian slave traders, are probably one of the best fictional families that I've ever experienced. In particular, the youngest two children were the best. I did love the parents too. The only one who needed a swift kick in the pants was Mick....



Bonus: Order the songs from The Greatest Showman from least to favorite. 

9. Never Enough
8. Rewrite the Stars
7. Come Alive
6. This is Me
5. The Greatest Show
4. Tightrope
3. From Now On
2. A Million Dreams
1. The Other Side

The top three songs of this order are in my "favorites" playlist that I play all the time. The rest....I really only listen to rarely, if at all. I mean, all are really pretty and epic, but they just don't click with me as much as those three do.


As both of these tags are old (and rather rough looking), I shall let them loose into the blogging world to be picked up by anybody who wants them. *unlocks the cage*

And now, to hear from you! Which of The Greatest Showman's songs are your favorite? Any books that feature mother-daughter relationships that I may have not thought about? Any book change your mind about something? Chat with me in the comments! 

Scribbingly yours,

Catherine






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10 comments:

  1. Oh, I love The Lion, the With, and the Wardrobe!!! And Pride and Prejudice (that's what I used for that question, too!) (oh, I would love to read a post with your thoughts on the '95 version.). I like your choices of Rilla of Ingleside and Little Women! There are a lot of the others that I need to read.

    Yours and my favorite Greatest Showman songs are the reverse! My favorite is Never Enough and least favorite is The Other Side! XD They are all really catchy, though.

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    1. Ahh, both are wonderful classics! And yes, that post (or series of posts) is coming at some point - just need to gather all the straying thoughts together.

      Yesss, all the classics :)

      Oh that's neat! It's not that I don't like all of the songs (the order was really hard) but the fact that Jenny Lind sang it kinda ruined it for me (*hiss*). The banter and choreography between Carlyle and Barnum during The Other Side was one of my favorite parts of the movie :)

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  2. Ooh. I love what you did with the tag!
    (TBH I am about this close to stealing the tags back... but I shall restrain myself.)

    THE '95 VERSION IS THE BEST VERSION!!!!!!

    Ugh but now I have more books to read...Also, can you believe I haven't read Pippa of Lauramore?

    And I really want to see a rant review of that book in the Disney Princess Tag!

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    1. Thank you!!

      YESSS I AM NOW A BELIEVER!!

      Seriously? Girl... you'd love it, I"m sure.

      Check out my Goodreads page, I believe I wrote a review for it in there.

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  3. I’m so stealing this tag! <3

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    1. Be my guest, girl! Include a link, so I can see!

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    2. Once I get around to it, I'll try to remember to swing by here and drop you a link. ;)

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  4. So many good books. Love the Scarlet Pimpernel!

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    1. Yes! I got introduced to it via the Librivox version for high school and I've loved it ever since!

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~ Catherine