One Thousand and One Nights

A Tale of Jinn and Jinni

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

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One Thousand and One Nights

Season 2, Episode 2: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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

One Thousand and One Nights

Season 2, Episode 1: 1001 Nights (or Arabian Nights)

Meg and Mari are back a little sooner than you would expect! They have started up season 2 and didn't take it easy as they tackled the original 1001 Nights in their opening episode. Here's a quick peak at some of the things discussed in this episode: Why did we pick 1001 Nights? Richard Francis Burton… Continue reading Season 2, Episode 1: 1001 Nights (or Arabian Nights)

Reblogs

Reblog: 7 Dark Fairy Tale Books For Grownups

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

Beauty and the Beast

Season 1, Episode 4: Beauty by Robin McKinley

Mari and Meg discuss a not so modern retelling, but one that is still very important to the Beauty and the Beast circle: Robin McKinley's Beauty! This book has more of a backstory for Beauty, it even gives her a proper name! They also discuss the importance of describing food and whether or not monkeys… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 4: Beauty by Robin McKinley

Beauty and the Beast

10 Beauty and the Beast Retellings to Read

Admit it, there's never enough top ten lists regarding Beauty and the Beast retellings. If you've read and loved the original story, and you've watched those movies, say no more! You totally want to try to read some of these. You really do. Now, I honestly haven't read most of these, and beyond Beauty and A Court of… Continue reading 10 Beauty and the Beast Retellings to Read