This post comes in conjunction with the release of Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan. Be sure to pick up your copy!
Fairy tales made up quite a lot of my childhood. You name the medium in which you could enjoy fairy tales in the mid 90s, I had it. Books for my parents to read before I went to bed. Videos for when my parents were adulting but I still wanted to hear a story. I even had them on a tape for car journeys.
But, after a few turns, they start to get a wee bit. . . Samey. So, in celebration of the release of Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan, Little Island asked me to help rewrite some of the most beloved fairy tales to make them a little more exciting. I can’t promise you’ll enjoy them all, but this will definitely be a whole new way of reading them.
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!)
While I did a Disney tag post a while back, it didn’t have any scope for outside influences – for instance, my favourite Disney soundtrack isn’t a Princess movie. With that in mind, I’m going to take Brooklyn’s tag and delve into my Disney music tastes.
I’m still a massive Disnerd, and despite having grown up during the Renaissance period some of my favourite Disney films actually come from a little earlier in time.
Amy Scariel from Scariel’s Grotto has started a Disney tag based on the different eras of Disney magic, but hasn’t yet touched on the Renaissance era. I don’t want to step on her toes, so instead I’ve decided to visit my second favourite Disney Era.
When we were younger, almost every girl alive wanted to be a Disney Princess. We had the play dresses, the videos (we’re vintage) and we knew the songs by heart. Some day, our own prince would come. And he’d have a library.
Fast forward and we’re still obsessed with Disney castles and princesses – so much so, we made a questionnaire (I mean really, who thought I’d be doing another tag. You were right.) This one comes from the wonderful Amy of Cocktails in Teacups who reminds me so much of Ariel it’s scary.
So, what are the bets on my most popular answer?
Image via Beyond the Dreamline
Belle, you’re so photogenic.