A-Z Reading Challenge: Symbol: (S)mythology by Jeremy Tarr

So there's sort of a story that goes with this book, and I thought I'd share it because who doesn't love a story about a book? I don't actually know where I found out about this book. I think I read a review of it somewhere. It wasn't very popular or anything, but I was … Continue reading A-Z Reading Challenge: Symbol: (S)mythology by Jeremy Tarr

Women Writers Reading Challenge #57: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth's book is an interesting look into the history of fairy tales themselves. The book focuses on Charlotte-Rose de la Force who is the author of the first written account of Rapunzel in Louis XIV's France. She is told the story by a fellow nun, when she is forced into exile at an abbey. … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #57: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Fairy Tale Adaptations Perfect for Halloween Viewing

As a companion to the post I did yesterday, I thought I'd share some Halloween appropriate movies for the less horror-inclined. There are many to choose from, but to narrow it down, I choose only fairy-tale adaptations. However, I have lots of suggestions, so I'll have to do another one (maybe a musical post?) next … Continue reading Fairy Tale Adaptations Perfect for Halloween Viewing

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairy Tale Adaptations Perfect for Not-So-Scary Halloween Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by the Broke and the Bookish. So this week's topic was a Halloween-inspired freebie, and since I'm not a horror aficionado and have not read nearly enough vampire/werewolf books to come up with ten possibilities, I decided to stick with something I would actually read … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Fairy Tale Adaptations Perfect for Not-So-Scary Halloween Reading

2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge Book #11: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

This retelling of the classic fairy tale Snow White is dark, twisted, and entirely enjoyable. The story is rich and complex and the writing is sophisticated, but still light enough to be read casually. The characters aren't exactly likable, though there are notable exceptions, but they're completely fascinating. Let's just say there's a lot going … Continue reading 2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge Book #11: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi