Tuesday, June 25, 2013

* 392.8

I’ve always loved fairy-tales, especially modern adaptations of them.  I got the Barnes and noble leatherbound copies of both Grimms Complete Fairy Tales andHans Christian Andersen: The Complete Fairy Tales for Christmas a couple of years ago and I’m slowly trying to make my way through them.
I love reading books that have fairy-tale elements in them.  (Gregory Maquire’s “Wicked” books are some of my favorite!) I’m always surprised at how different the original fairy-tales are.  They don’t always have the typical “happily-ever-after” endings and I don’t think I would let my future young children anywhere near them until they were much, much older.  But then again, the version I’m familiar with is usually a Disney movie or some media knock-off. 
I’ve also become recently addicted to ABC show Once Upon A Time. Very different and unique versions of fairy-tale stories and the costumes and settings are amazing!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

"Of all the weapons she had commanded, Elizabeth knew the least of love; and of all the weapons in the world, love was the most dangerous."

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

* The Underground New York Public Library

“The Underground New York Public Library is a visual library featuring the Reading-Riders of the NYC subways.”  This is an amazing project and a wonderful example of reading in unexpected places.  The website even tags the title / author or the books they are reading…such a great idea!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."