Marilag and Meghan round out season 2 of 1001 Nights with a stand alone volume/prequel to Vertigo's Fables series: 1001 Nights of Snowfall! This book consists of multiple artists and prequel stories of some of their major characters. Mari and Meg talk about the stories and artwork and some of their favorite other comics that the… Continue reading Season 2, Episode 6: Fables’ 1001 Nights of Snowfall
Mari and Meg discuss this 1990s Hanna-Barbera cartoon special! Scooby Doo and Shaggy head off to the Middle East thinking they've landed a job as royal food taste testers...but what happens next? Enjoy our first gender-bent episode, and let us know if you want to join us for season 3 as a guest! Go check… Continue reading Season 2, Episode 5: Scooby Doo in the Arabian Nights
Before we get into the nitty gritty of polling, we just wanted to announce the winning fairy tale to be retold in the last poll: Donkeyskin! Yep, with your help, we now know what to talk about for our third season. That being said, we are also sending out some invites! Want to chat with us… Continue reading Season 4: Which Retelling Next?
Mari and Meg are back with a new middle school grade book, The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey. We discuss how we like that the main character is blind and how it takes FOREVER for them to kiss, and the added story of the first wife's family. Go check out our blog for the Season 4… Continue reading Season 2, Episode 4: The Storyteller’s Daughter
I'm pretty sure most of the Western world's first encounters of jinn in any form of media was the Genie in Disney's Aladdin. With the way Robin Williams voiced him, Genie was your lovable, humorous, blue, wish-granting force of phenomenal cosmic powers (and itty bitty living space). Since then, I've done a bit more delving into… Continue reading A Tale of Jinn and Jinni
Mari and Meg are back this week discussing Arabian Nights, an American/British (Hallmark/BBC?) miniseries from 2000. Meg realizes she cannot pronounce anyone's name and swoons over Jim Carter. Mari shows how she knows where everyone is from while not knowing names. They discuss the historical Caliph that a story is based on and how it affected… Continue reading Season 2, Episode 3: Arabian Nights Miniseries
Mari and Meg discuss their first 1001 Nights adaptation! This YA book is great, despite Meg being slightly exhausted from YA tropes. Thank you for your patience last week too! Also, upon listening to this, you might be able to shed some light in the "Does archery make you sexy?" question that has plagued us… Continue reading Season 2, Episode 2: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh