One Thousand and One Nights

Season 2, Episode 5: Scooby Doo in the Arabian Nights

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

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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

Beauty and the Beast

Season 1, Episode 5: Beautician and the Beast

This week Mari and Meg discuss 1997 Beautician and the Beast staring Fran Drescher and Timothy Dalton! We can't believe this movie was actually released in theaters.....and that we considered it for a retelling. But it was such a blast to watch!! Don't forget to go vote for our Season 3 fairy tale or fable! Go… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 5: Beautician and the Beast

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Season 3: Which Retelling Next?

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?

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

ACOTAR: Which Court Are You?

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?

Beauty and the Beast

Season 1, Episode 2: A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Mari and Meg discuss one of the first modern Beauty and the Beast retellings! As mentioned last week, Belle is the original Young Adult Heroine?, so how does an actual modern New Adult book compare? Well, there are fairies, sex, giggling, and eye rolling. And yelling about boy names. Find out what about a book… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 2: A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas