4.7.14 – Read This! Fairy Tale Retellings

April 7, 2014

I came across this string on Good Reads via Smart Bitches Trashy Books a year or two ago and have been slowly working my way through the list (I’ll request a few from the library at a time).  A good book is the best therapy money can buy and I love having a long, long list to work through!  Sunday was just one of those days around here (doing our taxes, open houses, life not going according to plan, you know, the usual!).  We had a long subway ride to Brooklyn to go see an open house and I decided to take a time out with a good book  – The Winter Witch ($2.99 Kindle version) – to see if I could shift my attitude and the tenor of the day.  The hour flew by as I got sucked into the hills of Wales (with sheep! and magic! and PONIES!) and a bit of love and redemption, too. After the dust settled, I joked to Tim that we need to have a Kindle preloaded with some new-to-me books mounted on the wall with a “break glass in case of emergency” sign.   Do you read to calm down, too?  Also, if you haven’t read Tam Lin by Pamela Dean, it’s a modern fairy tale treat!





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ladylyn April 8, 2014 at 12:04 am

I love your book reviews, and I keep adding books you recommend to my wishlist. I think I’m going to get the winter animal one on Audible once I’m done with the very long (but interesting) series of lectures on food history I’m currently listening to, and I think The Winter Which is a must-read this week to distract me from the fact that my sweetie is away for work.

Also, I was just thinking about you and your home search earlier today and sending successful house hunting vibes your way. 🙂

isabel April 8, 2014 at 9:32 pm

hey abbey – have you read “what are you looking at?” i just purchased it and can hardly wait to delve in.

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