Mari and Meg headed to NYCC, so everything is late ahhh! But that's okay: due to peer pressure, we switched movies to John Wick! Which leads to a long discussion of how this has nothing to do with Baba Yaga. But we wrap up our thoughts on our favorite witch before getting ready for our next… Continue reading BabaYaga 6: John Wick
We're just about ending our Baba Yaga run soon and are ready to hear what YOU guys think our next topic should be! Little info about each topic below so you can get a decent idea of what we could talk about if you do vote on them. Don't Go Into the Woods - A… Continue reading Season 8: Where To Next?
Mari and Meg are back and talking about Vassilissa the Beautiful retellings! We have two for you in one episode, so get ready. We discuss "Fair Vasyl," a genderbending retelling by Stephen Harper with a steampunk bonus, and Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter — a magical realism retelling set in Brooklyn and is dark and… Continue reading Fair Vasyl and Vassa in the Night
Season 7 continues (a day late because holidays confuse Meghan) with a look at Orson Scott Card's 1999 novel Enchantment! There is a lot to dislike about this book, but the one thing Meg and Mari definitely loved? Baba. Yaga. Go give us a listen to help celebrate Mari going back to school today! Be the… Continue reading Baba Yaga in Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
Mari and Meg discuss 4 other fairy tales that we would love to see turned into modern retellings! These stories come from different cultures - Chinese, Italian, Romanian, and Russian. We also start tying into our next season's topic.... We also discuss The Thousandth Floor and Pretty Little Liars and other modern things....that don't quite pertain to… Continue reading Step Sister Fairy Tales!
This week Marilag and Meghan take a break from Cinderella retellings to discuss Toads and Diamonds! They discuss the differences they see in books that are written to explore someone's own culture versus a culture you admire, the idea of too many plot lines, and how wonderful Indian food is! Follow us on social media, and don't forget… Continue reading Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson
Meghan and Mari are back for their anniversary episode! (We don't actually address that in the episode, but Fableulous has officially been going strong for a year!) To celebrate, we read a fairy tale book suggested by its author: The Step-Spinsters! Given the title and description, it definitely seemed like a fit for this season! Disclosure:… Continue reading The Step-Spinsters by Madina Papadopoulos