For quite a long time, I was a little off with e books. For me, they didn’t feel the same as holding a real paperback book in my hands, and it was as if some of the magic had been taken away.
My tablet came pre-loaded with Google Books, and I’d been on the Book Store to download a couple of my favourite free books. I hadn’t yet bought and paid for anything though.
I am, by my own admission, not a very fast reader. It can take me up to a week to read your average 300 page novel. But, every so often, inspiration springs forth from god knows where and I manage to beast through a whole book in just a day. It doesn’t happen quite as much as I’d like it to, but I think its rarity is what makes it all that more special.
Sometimes, I do find that magic lengthy book that I just cannot put down, but more often than not the books that I manage it through within 24 hours are quite short. It still counts though, as every second spent reading matters.
For someone who loves Disney and books in equal measure, finding a tag that encapsulated both was the dream. This was created by Of Stacks and Cups, who I firmly believe would be one of my best friends if we were ever to meet in the real world.
3 Princess Facts
- My favourite Disney princess is Belle, because I feel like she’s the one I most resemble. Looking for some bookish, nerdy outsiders? We’re your woman.
- The Snow White and the Seven Dwarves ending freaked me out when I was a kid. I couldn’t get over the change between the Queen from young lady to old hag. And don’t start me on the cliff scene.
- The first Disney Princess movie I owned was Pocahontas, and I watched the tape of it at least every week. It came out when I was four, in 1996. My first classic was Sleeping Beauty.
Challenge criteria: A book with a story within a story.
What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
Challenge criteria: A book you loved as a child.
She’s just a New York City girl living with her artist mom…
NEWS FLASH: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that’s why a limo meets her at the airport!)