Very creative approach to share history through a fairy tale retelling. I love Jane Yolen.
When I found out the metaphor, I was in shock. How disrespectful. How offensive to take a horrendous event and change it to a fairy tale. By the end, I changed. The book changed me. How clever. How creative to take a sad story and teach your grandchildren the horrors by using a fairy tale.
And then I realized, fairy tales have been used for this purpose for ages.
Another new book started but I‘m just entirely mood reading which has been great. I finished 9 books this month!! In other terrible weekend news, the pictured kitty, Dieter, has a terrible cold and I‘m so upset. I hope she starts feeling better soon. 😩😩😩 cats shouldn‘t have colds on #caturday
5/5⭐ "His voice had a wonderful flow to it, and even the awful things he had to say were beautifully said." This book in a nutshell.
You cannot "enjoy" a book about the Holocaust. I often had to put it down because it was so difficult to experience. But the way Jane Yolen uses the tale of Sleeping Beauty as a living interpretive lens for the characters and readers...wow. Just wow. This book is truly in a league of its own. #OWLsReadathon2019
I didn't notice there was a face behind the briars. I used to think I don't like this cover art.
As I read, I am reminded of a friends's impression after visiting what used to be a concentration camp. even after all these years there was a heavy feel to the place. it didn't help that it was raining at that time. the pictures she took of the place were already depressing, but she said the pictures didn't do it justice.
yey! my officemate finally returned this book.
found it a booksale a while ago but I've been hesitant in reading it when I read the blurb. I learned it touch what happened to the Jews during WW2.
And I've always shied away from books that have depressing themes. I know that I shouldn't do that.
there's a reason I've loved reading romances.
I started the book (I didn't have hobb's book at the time) and it seems a hopeful story. we'll see..
Looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow after exhausting myself with two hours of unplanned yard work tonight.
I think it was Ben Franklin who said, Early to bed, early to rise, and you miss all of the good parties.