Step Sister Fairy Tales!

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!


Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson

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


The Step-Spinsters by Madina Papadopoulos

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


Ever After

Marilag and Meghan couldn't get their hands on a book (library hold a little longer than expected!) So instead they watched Ever After after a bit of arm twisting. Just kidding ? how could we not love to talk about this movie? We discuss the original step-sister who is now a stepmother, Vida makes a guest… Continue reading Ever After


Ella Enchanted

Continuing with our Step-Sisters theme, Mari and Meg talk about Ella Enchanted, both the book and the movie. We discuss how this is a great feminist book and a ridiculously fun and silly movie, why the differences exist, and also our love for Princess Bride and Cary Elwes! Follow us on social media, and don't forget to rate… Continue reading Ella Enchanted


New Season New Theme: Step Sisters

Marilag and Meghan are back and ready to tackle step-sisters!....both of which they are?? This season is a bit different format, so please let us know what you think! This episode we talk about Cinderella primarily, as well as Toads and Diamonds and other stories with siblings. Follow us on social media, and don't forget… Continue reading New Season New Theme: Step Sisters


Bluebeard by Vonnegut?

Meghan and Mari finally catch up for their last episode of the Bluebeard season! We discuss the 1980s Vonnegut book, which is a strange adaptation, to say the least. BUT it does lead to some great discussion of literature and art and how it changes. We also discuss Mari's trip to Paris, where she saw the opera Bluebeard's… Continue reading Bluebeard by Vonnegut?