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

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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)

Beauty and the Beast

Season 1, Episode 6: Bronze – an interactive text adventure

For the season finale of Beauty and the Beast, Mari and Meg try to double team an interactive text adventure of what turns out to be a very dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast. To play the game yourself, check out this website. Also take a look at the creator's blog to see other… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 6: Bronze – an interactive text adventure

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

Beauty and the Beast

Season 1, Episode 3: Faerie Tale Theatre Presents

This week Mari and Meg discuss The Beauty and the Beast episode of Faerie Tale Theatre! Mostly we just giggle a lot at the obviously 80s of the show, even despite it trying to be regal and set in olden times. Also, Anjelica Huston pretty much steals this episode away. Meg tries to insist that there is… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 3: Faerie Tale Theatre Presents

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

Beauty and the Beast

Season 1, Episode 1: Beauty and the Beast

Click here to download Episode 1! Meg and Mari open their first season by discussing the classic original fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast! They focus on the original and first adaptation as it is frequently what is used in modern retellings. They make their checklist to use against the five modern retellings they'll be… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 1: Beauty and the Beast