Category: Fairy Tales

If the Boot Fits by Rebekah Weatherspoon

If the Boot Fits by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Howdy Bookworms, I rarely ask for advanced copies of books anymore, but I couldn’t resist when I saw a new Rebekah Weatherspoon on Netgalley. If the Boot Fits is the second installment of the Cowboys of California series. You’ll recall when I read A Cowboy to Remember, surely? If not, check it out HERE. A Cowboy to Remember was a loose retelling of Sleeping Beauty and If the Boot Fits… Read more »

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Wind Blows Cold When I Think of Winter (Winter by Marissa Meyer)

Wind Blows Cold When I Think of Winter (Winter by Marissa Meyer)

Howdy Bookworms, I don’t know what my problem is, but every single solitary time I think about the final installment of The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, I get Tori Amos stuck in my head. I can’t complain because “Winter” by Tori Amos is one of the most beautiful songs of all time, but it has absolutely nothing to do with the spacey robot-tastic fractured fairy tale epic. That’s right,… Read more »

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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

What’s the word, Bookworms? The word as in the secret password. To the speakeasy. We’re gonna rouge our knees and pull our stockings down and all that jazz fairy tale style! I love a good fairy tale retelling, don’t you? A few weeks back I was in the mood for a good trip into “once upon a time” and I came across The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve… Read more »

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Fairy Tale Retellings: A Top Ten Tuesday List

Fairy Tale Retellings: A Top Ten Tuesday List

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms! There are very few things I love more than a good list. I’m extra super excited today as the folks at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list our favorite fairy tale retellings. Buckle up your “once upon a times,” bookworms, we’re heading toward a “happily ever after.” It’s TOP TEN TUESDAY TIME! 1. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine: I… Read more »

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MOAR Audio Book Mini Reviews

MOAR Audio Book Mini Reviews

Howdy Howdy Bookworms! I’ve been reading with both my eyes and my ears this summer. Reading with your ears is totally a thing that counts. I REFUSE to accept that audio books don’t count as reading. Poppycock! Of course, not every book I read (with eyes or ears) is something I feel like writing a whole review about, so today we’re taking audio books in bite sized pieces. Om nom… Read more »

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Once Upon a Crime by PJ Brackston

Once Upon a Crime by PJ Brackston

Hello Bookworms! I don’t read a ton of crime fiction, so if you’re interested in getting me to read a crime novel, lead with the fact that Gretel (yes, that Gretel) is your detective. The pitch I received for PJ Brackston’s new novel Once Upon a Crime: A Brothers Grimm Mystery was just too whimsical and fun to refuse. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for review… Read more »

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Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Dearest Bookworms, Have you ever heard people claim they’d love to have Morgan Freeman narrate their lives? Morgan Freeman is a whole lot of wonderful, I’ll grant you (March of the Penguins, holla!) However. I’m convinced people find the decision to nominate Morgan Freeman as their life’s narrator such a simple one is because they’ve yet to listen to Neil Gaiman read one of his books aloud. Thanks to Scribd,… Read more »

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Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Bookworms, Bookworms, let down your hair! I’m eeeeeeeevil and have locked you in a tower and forced you to grow your hair to unimaginable lengths that don’t occur in nature and now I want to use it as a rope, damnit! Heck yes, y’all, I just finished reading Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth, a re-telling of Rapunzel. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for review… Read more »

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Give Me a Head of Hair, Long, Beautiful Hair: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Give Me a Head of Hair, Long, Beautiful Hair: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Hello Bookity Bookworms! You know I dig a fractured fairy tale, right? I just finished up the latest installment of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles by reading Cress. If you’re interested, I read and reviewed both Cinder (review) and Scarlet (review) once upon a time as well. Re-reading those posts, I don’t think they reflect how much I really enjoyed these books. I’m going to try to be better this time! Obviously, this is… Read more »

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How I Was April Fooled by The Princess Bride

How I Was April Fooled by The Princess Bride

Hey there, Bookworms! I am typically a curmudgeon about books that become movies. I am often underwhelmed and find myself keeping score of what they changed to adapt the book to the screen and why Hollywood was wrong for doing it. Things were all kinds of different for me when it came to The Princess Bride. I have seen the movie about a zillion times, starting when I was a… Read more »

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