Friday, April 22, 2011

Fairy Tale Fortnight: Week One

Starting last Sunday, Fairy Tale Fortnight took off. The event, hosted by Misty at The Book Rat and Ashley at Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing, focuses on the awesomeness of fairy tales and the books based on them. There have been some great postzs interviews and general amazing things happening on their blogs. If you haven't been there yet, get thee self to a web browser and check it out!

In honor of FTF I made a trip to the library and picked up some books to be read while FTF was running. (It was an awesome plan, and sadly it went downhill when books I'd been dying to read came in for me... I have no self-control :)) These are the ones I've read through this week with some quick comments

The Poison ApplesThe Poison Apples by Lily Archer

With a base in Snow White, The Poison Apples covers a topic I'm well-versed in--evil stepmothers :) And it takes place in a boarding school? Who doesn't love boarding schools? Deals with fitting in, divorce and learning to make peace with the past.  This isn't a fairy-tale retelling so much as a clever play of words, but I'll take it.

Princess of the Midnight Ball
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

The 12 Dancing Princesses! LOVED this book and George is on my library list for my next trip. This book has a beautiful setting, a great set of characters with the most awesome names ever and it still has enough of the original tale that made it just right! A great quick read.

In between this two books (And my other lovelies I couldn't resist) I've been read this great old book called "The World's Best Fairy Tales." I should have taken a picture of it, but I'll show it to you later. It's full of all of the tales that I know and love and some new ones. Yay for FTF!

1 comment:

  1. I own The World's Best Fairy Tales! I've had it since I was a little kid and I even talked about it for Fairy Tale Fortnight!