Spellbound Victo Ngai For a article in Dension magazine about Fairy Tales and the changing nature of how these stories are told — from Grimm’s tales, to the super-scrubbed happy Disney tales through to the darker popularity of shows like Breaking Bad now. Fairy tale expert Maria Tatar also discusses how some of the world’s oldest tales help us navigate modern life. Big thanks to Erin from Em Dash for this very interesting project!
YA Book Review: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell - The first 100 pages of A Whole New World were nothing more than a written version of the movie. The dialogue, events, and scenes were exactly the same. It was frustrating to sit there and read what I already know. young adult, fantasy, retellings, romance - 2 Stars
"Cinderella of the North" - Enchanted Doll by Marina Bychkov, inspired by Johan Vermeer’s "Girl w/ a Pearl Earring", a 1919 Cinderella illustration by Arthur Rackham, "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" novel by Gregory Maguire, & fairy tale illustrations by Sulamith Wulfing. Doll started out as "Little Matchstick Girl", but became a Flemish Cinderella w/ Dutch, Belgian & Norwegian costuming touches - exploration of the darker side of the fairy tale – before the ball & happy ever after…
~many years after the fallout, the climate plunged, leaving our village with two choices. Now we don't talk about the others who chose to leave. Now we stick together in this unforgiving forest because my father was a strong but stubborn man. Now, I can't remember a time when I didn't live in the kill frost zone.