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: The Twelve Dancing Princesses! This may very well be a good segue away from creepy dark tales, but then again, Grimm fairy tales aren't exactly very child-friendly either. So...we'll see. Again,… Continue reading Season 5: Which Retelling Next?
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?
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
The framework of the One Thousand and One Nights is familiar enough: a girl meets a murdering boy and changes him for the better. Okay, that's overly simplistic but the framing does sound like that, only it's in a magical land far to the east where jinn and wishes exist for a price and kings take… Continue reading Humorous Arabian Nights Stories
Here's an interesting list! I've read one of the seven, though I do plan on getting to Deathless at some point. A few of these really should be added to my and Meg's TBR list in the foreseeable future! I would also like to note that Deerskin by Robin Mckinley isn't on the list, but that's just as dark… Continue reading Reblog: 7 Dark Fairy Tale Books For Grownups
Season 1 is almost done, and we've got Season 2 under way, but now we need YOUR help! What fairy tale retelling should we delve into next? We've got a couple of ideas of where to head to next, but it would be fun to see what you guys want to see us discuss. So… Continue reading Season 3: Which Retelling Next?
One of my favorite things while reading A Court of Thorns and Roses was definitely perusing the map included in the book. The best part about fantasies is that a good one tends to have a spectacularly built world, and in the case of the ACOTAR series, it's a terribly cool one. Those fae-denominations are fun and… Continue reading ACOTAR: Which Court Are You?