Bookish Survey: The Fairytale Survey

Posted July 31, 2014 in Survey / 0 Comments

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Another survey, yay! This one is thanks to Mel from The Daily Prophecy, who was inspired by Jasmine from Flip That Page (the queen of surveys, basically), which is no surprise.

PART 1. CLASSIC PRINCESSES.

Pinocchio – The boy whose nose grows when he lies.
Is there are book you lie about, because you feel ashamed for liking it?
Twilight. I actually enjoyed it the first time I read it, but I read it when I was a lot younger and I hadn’t heard any of the bad hype it got. This was way before the movies as well. I don’t think I’ve read it since the bad hype, but I will someday and I’m curious to see how my opinion will be affected. I like to think it won’t.
 
Beauty and the beast – The girl who fell in love with personality.
Which book do you love that has a hideous cover?
The Diary of Amy, the 14-Year-Old Girl Who Saved the Earth
2 words. Comic Sans. Just kidding, it’s really not a bad cover and it is kind of fitting for the main character, excitable and naive Amy. I really don’t get why people hate that font either.
 
Snow white – Hunted down for her beauty.
Do you ever buy a book based on the cover alone and if so, what is the last one?

No, I never do. But if I did, it would probably have been Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I heard good things about it and liked the summary, and that’s what mainly made me decide to read it, but it does have a gorgeous cover. I love the color scheme! I’ve reviewed it here.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)
 
Sleeping beauty – Cursed to sleep, awakened by true loves kiss.
 What is your favorite book couple?
Ooh! I think I made a Favorites Friday post on this. Have a look here. Some of my top couples are Ron and Hermione (Harry Potter), Will and Tessa from Clockwork Angel, and Karou and Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Although it’s no secret that I love Karou more than Akiva :P haha.
 
Little Mermaid – Gave up on her old life for love.
Do you ever branch out to new genres or do you like to stick with the ones you know and love? If you try new things out, what is the latest book?
I branch out a lot with ARCs. I had a poetry ARC a while ago: Preposthumous Poetry. I liked it. See the review here.
 

Cinderella – Who lost her shoe after midnight.
What is the last book that made you stay up all night?


Wow. A good portion of the books I read make me stay up all night. Hmm….probably the last book I actually read, Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones. It was for a blog tour; see the review here.

Rapunzel – locked up in a tower.
What is  the worst books you’ve read last month?

I hate to say it, but Robinson Crusoe. It wasn’t even that bad but I had to DNF it anyway because it was putting me into a reading slump. I liked the story; I just couldn’t get past the old writing. See my DNF explanation here.


PART 2. MIX-MATCH.

Aladdin – The poor boy who found a genie.
What is the latest book treasure/gem you found?
Again, Prophecy of the Most Beautiful. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.

Alice in Wonderland – The girl who fell through a rabbit’s hole. 
Which book made you really feel like you landed in another world?

Well. It would be sacrilege to not say Alice in Wonderland here. Ha! One of my favorite books of all time. Of course I’m going to be faithful and include it here as an answer. Of course, in addition, I could say any of Kristin Cashore’s books. Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue, and the like.

East of the sun and west of the moon – where a girl embarks on a journey to save her love.
Who is one of your favorite kick-ass heroines?

Well….Katsa no question. From Graceling. Second is Katniss from The Hunger Games, and third is Hermione from Harry Potter.

The Frog Prince – where an enchanted prince becomes human again.
What is a book you thought you would hate, but end up loving?

I can’t think of a single one. I don’t generally read books that I think I would hate. I can think of plenty where I thought I would like it but ended up hating it….most notably The Great Gatsby.

Hansel and Gretel – left alone in the woods and captured by a witch.
Which duo (sister/sister, brother/sister) is your favorite and why?

Gosh, that’s difficult. There aren’t many duos out there, or at least that I’ve read about. I can think of multiple siblings, such as the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage or the Baudelaire children from A Series of Unfortunate Events, but the most recent duo I can think of is Amy and Dan from The 39 Clues.

Little Red Riding Hood – almost eaten by a wolf dressed as her grandmother.
What book disappointed you after falling in love with the cover and blurb?

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. This may have been the second book I reviewed on the blog. I saw the movie and loved it, and I tried reading the book as well, but it actually really annoyed me. Julie was a whiny toad.

Rumpelstilskin – nobody knows his name.
Which book do you love that doesn’t get enough attention?

May I use this as another opportunity to tout my favorite Alice in Wonderland? Those of you who have been here a while know I have an almost unhealthy obsession with the series (yes, there are 2 books so it’s a series) and I am actually collecting various editions of it. It’s pretty nonsensical and that’s not everyone’s taste, but I rarely hear about it anymore. It’s so sad. Surely there are other people out there who like it.

 

Well, that’s it for the survey! I really enjoyed that one. Thanks again to Mel. Be sure to check it out and if you decide to do it as well, link below! So, what do you think of my answers? Agree, disagree?

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