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Book Review: A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Rumpelstiltskin isn't an easy fairy tale to retell as a novel, simply because as a fairy tale, none of the characters are sympathetic ones. The miller is an idiot who lies to the king and sends his daughter to her death. The king is greedy, gullible, and doesn't appear particularly caring. The miller's daughter, though… Continue reading Book Review: A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

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Review: Fairy Tale · Review: Teen Fiction

Book Review: East by Edith Pattou

I'll spare you the rant about how much I love this fairy tale. But as you're probably not reading all my posts, I will say: I love East of the Sun and West of the Moon as I love few other fairy tales. And this, hands down, is the best retelling of East of the… Continue reading Book Review: East by Edith Pattou

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TV Show Review: Nodame Cantabile

So, for the past few days, as I work frantically and largely sleeplessly on editing, coding, referencing and writing, I've been watching Nodame Cantabile. I've seen it before, multiple times, although possibly didn't finish the anime previously. And when I responded to someone's review of the show on LJ in a comment longer than the… Continue reading TV Show Review: Nodame Cantabile

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Book Review: The Wild Swans by Peg Kerr

Predictably, this book is in part based on the fairy tale the Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen (this is closely related to the tale the Six Swans as told by the Brothers Grimm). But what makes this book unique is that it does more than just tell an old tale over again with a… Continue reading Book Review: The Wild Swans by Peg Kerr