In The Souls of Her Feet, Ashley reads while she cleans. She reads Metamorphosis, Rosencranz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Once and Future King, Goddesses in Everywoman. Wait a minute, what? Beauty's the one who's supposed to love to read, not Cinderella!
Hey, I love, love, LOVE Disney's reinvention of Belle as a reader. She is officially my favorite Disney Princess. (And I'm getting ahead of myself now but Hey Girl, I love drag queens too!) But if I were Cinderella, I'd read. I'd read a lot.
How do I know this? Because when I was a teenager and had to do my chores, all I wanted to do was read instead. No, I wasn't an AP English student like Ashley seems to be, but I was crazy about books. By the time I was a high school senior, like her, I was indeed reading Tom Stoppard in my Semantics class. I'd sit on the washing machine, just like Ashley, reading Shakespeare during the spin cycle. I'd vaccuum with a novel in my hand, until my stepmother (who was as mean as any parent who needs chores to be done but not creepy like Sylvia) would raise her voice at me to pay attention to what I was doing.
If you were Cinderella, what would you read? Free books to the first three people who comment
Causes Kristen Caven Supports
350.org, IdleFreeOakland.org, Public Education, Public Radio, Department of Peace (ThePeaceAlliance.org), Planned Parenthood, Room to Read.