Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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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!

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