a little bit of late-blooming jasmyn

Monday, September 28, 2009 |

I’m a tad behind on the book giveaway results and blogging in general, but before it gets too late I wanted to announce that the winner of Alex Bell’s Jasmyn, a dark and twisty fairytale, is:

austenfan

of Reality Bites…Fiction Does It Better!

Who answered the question “Who is your least favorite fairy tale hero/heroine?” with: “My least favorite would be Goldilocks too. I just can't find anything to like about her. LOL.” Congrats!

The most popular answers for least favorite hero/heroine were Snow White (with a whopping 11 votes!), followed by a tie between Goldilocks and Sleeping Beauty. Some of the answers included justification.

Andrea said, “Least favorite heroine is Goldilocks, the little thief.” Germaine agreed with “ohh.. no doubt about it.. its Goldilocks.. coz she ate the bears food.... i was totally against that :)”

April answered with, “Least favorite fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty. The girl just sleeps, BORING. Then, of course, she needs a male to save her, she can't just save herself. It makes my inner-feminist blood boil. LOL.”

Paradox’s least favorite heroine was “Snow White... (or one of many other passive princesses) she really doesn't DO anything but keep house and get into trouble (at least in the Disney movie). She's not very smart either.”

And finally, Ryan G provided my favorite comment, with “My least favorite would have to be Jack. He never should have traded the cow for magic beans, climbed the bean pole, or stole from the giant. He was such a selfish little boy!”

People feel strongly about their least favorites! Answers ran the gamut and Alice from Wonderland, to Catwoman, to Hansel and Gretel and so on. Other hated fairy tale heros and heroines: Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack from the beanstalk, Clytemnestra from Greek tragedy, the Princess with the pea, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Wendy Darling, Peter Pan, Thumbelina, Pinocchio and the animals from Aesop’s Fables. Thanks for providing such interesting answers! I will (really and truly) be putting up a new one within the next few days. In the meantime, happy reading!

9 comments:

austenfan said...

Thank you so much! I already replied to your e-mail. :)

Diana Peterfreund said...

Hey, cecilia, just in case you don't see my comment on my blog, there are some awesome places to check out books about girls who play sports. Here's a blog talking about the dearth.

http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2009/09/22/ya-girls-playing-sport/

And the guest blogger, The Happy Nappy Bookseller, regularly devotes posts to the subject as well (here's a roundup):

http://thehappynappybookseller.blogspot.com/2009/09/girls-got-game-iii.html

Enjoy!

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

Little Miss Goldy is an excellent answer. Bravo!

Rabid Fox said...

Congrats, austenfan. Looks like good reading.

Kals said...

I have a couple of awards for you here: http://atpemberley.blogspot.com/2009/09/awards-aka-its-great-to-be-part-of-book.html

:)

Kim said...

Hop over for another award:

http://zqueenbees.blogspot.com/2009/09/who-loves-you.html

Jenn M. said...

I came to leave you an award too! I forgot to tell you last week :) Whoops! Here is the link

http://jennifermorrill.wordpress.com/2009/09/20/an-award-some-changes-and-a-question-for-you/

MissAttitude said...

Buy Marcelo in the Real World! You will not regret it :)

Ryan G said...

Congrats on winning.

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