Beauty and the Beast was actually my favourite Disney movie growing up. I asked my mom which one I used to watch the most and she said this one – “I had to watch it at least once a week” those were her exact words. So I’m very exited to be doing this tag now! Even though I was actually tagged ages ago, but I’m seriously the worst when it comes to keeping up with book tags and awards.
(As you all should probably know by now.)
- Thank the person who tagged you.
- Mention the creator; Kirsty at Kirsty and the Cat Read.
- Match a book to each of the songs/characters below.
Tag as many people as you like.
“Tale As Old As Time”
A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading.
Morally grey characters and antiheroes.
I don’t know if this can count as a theme, but I’m counting it as one anyway. Morally grey characters and antiheroes are my favourite ones to read about!
(Which you probably already know, as I keep mentioning this at every opportunity that I have.) There is just something compelling about them and they fascinate me. I would NEVER get bored reading about them.
A book you brought for its beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too.
A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you.
The Martian was a book that I didn’t know what to expect from. Honestly I didn’t have that high expectations for it, simply because science fiction wasn’t a genre that I read much from. Especially when it came to stories like this, where a character is trapped on another planet. The reason I decided to read this book was because the movie was coming out soon – I just randomly decided to pick it up. This book blew me away! I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would, I even managed to finish it in one day.
A book everyone loves that you don’t.
Okay, lets be real: There is no such thing as a book that everyone loves! No matter how popular a book is, there is going to be people who love it or hate it. I decided to go with Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell for this one, as it was one of the most hyped books at the time that I read it. Everyone seemed to love it and I kept getting it recommended. I didn’t enjoy it that much, I didn’t outright hate it – it wasn’t that horrible. I just didn’t find it to be as good as people said it was, plus I had some major problems with it as well.
A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart.
The only character for this question that came to my mind was Leo Valdez from The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.
(I actually had a hard time thinking of an answer for this one.) I honestly didn’t care that much about Jason in this first book, probably because I expected to read about Percy (who is one of my favourite characters EVER) but that didn’t happen. However, I completely adored Leo! He was definitely my favourite character from this book!
Mrs Potts, Chip, Lumière & Cogsworth:
A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable.
A book series that helped me through some tough times was the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The first time I read this series was when I was in elementary school
(when I was around 13 or 14) during the summer holidays. I didn’t have many friends back then and I mostly spent my time alone at home, I was very lonely. (I just felt like I didn’t belong anywhere, in any friend group.)
Reading all the Harry Potter books during that summer helped me a lot, they made me very happy! Now, whenever I feel sad or down I tend to reread at least one of the books. They just always manage to lift my mood no matter what, and I love getting back into the magical world of Harry Potter. This is definitely the perfect series for this question.
A book or a series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end.
For this question I’m cheating a little bit. When I’m not enjoying a series I don’t continue reading it, so finding one that picks up as the books continue wasn’t possible for me.
(Plus I tend to dislike the endings to trilogies, so there is that as well.) So instead I decided to go with a series that just keeps getting better with each book.
I adored Eragon, it was such a fun book. I really liked the characters and the world, plus it has dragons – as you may know I simply LOVE dragons!! The second book, Eldest, was even better. I enjoyed seeing all the character development and finding out more about the world was amazing as well.
(Though this second book was a lot slower than the first, which I didn’t mind.) I’m currently reading Brisingr and so far I’m loving it – even more than the second one!! This is kind of a cheat answer, as I haven’t read the whole series but I’m still going with it. (Though I’m hopeful that I will love it as well.)
“Be Our Guest”
A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner.
The first two characters that came to my mind were Zahra and Aladdin from The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury, so I’m going with the two of them. They are two of my all time favourite characters and I would love to get to meet them. I have a feeling that having them over for dinner would be a lot of fun as well! I would love to talk to them and hear about their adventures, the stories they grew up with and many more things. The more I think about this, the more I want to meet both of them!