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Briar Rose
Briar Rose: A Novel of the Fairy Tale Series | Jane Yolen
Rewrites the old German folktale, Sleeping Beauty, into a story about the ramifications of the Holocaust.
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Susanita
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📗Yes Please
🖊️Jane Yolen
🎥Young Frankenstein
🎤Trisha Yearwood
🎶You Send Me (Sam Cooke)
A very mixed bag for #manicmonday #letterY

CBee I LOVE Sam Cooke ♥️ 1w
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megnews
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Very creative approach to share history through a fairy tale retelling. I love Jane Yolen.

JamieArc I loved this one. It got me into fairytale retellings. 3w
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Butterfinger
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#FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

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.

Chrissyreadit Jane Yolen is one of my all time favorite authors. I read this book decades ago and the impact was with me for a long time. 2y
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Reagan
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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

Deblovestoread Hope your kitty is better soon! 2y
Reagan @Kdgordon88 I hope so too! Thank you! 2y
TheLibrarian Hope your kitty starts feeling better soon! ❤️ 2y
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AllisonM89
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Brilliant brilliant story and parallels, not sure if i love some of the ways in which Yolen chose to tell the story, but it's undeniably cleverly done.

#doublespin @TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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AllisonM89
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A book by Yolen with a forward by Windling? Yes, please! Guaranteed to be brilliant ❤️

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amber_ldsmom
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Panpan

I really liked the idea of this book, but it really didn‘t pan out for me. Even though it‘s historical fiction about the Holocaust, it didn‘t feel real. The characters weren‘t relatable, and there was no real emotional connection.

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hissingpotatoes
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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

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Jillybeane
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It‘s sweet, horrifying, and dripping with Gemma‘s hidden history. Simple and complex, a portrait of contrasts.

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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One of the books from my ever-growing TBR stack 😅 Hoping to read this retelling of Sleeping Beauty soon! Have you read it? Did you enjoy it?

#literarylove #roses @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

neet_reads I read this for school years ago 4y
Susanita It‘s a beautiful book. 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It was good. I can totally see it being read in school, as an age appropriate introduction to the holocaust. 4y
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @neet_reads 👍🏼👍🏼 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Susanita I'll try to get to it as soon as I can! Most likely after Feb 😅 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm looking forward to reading it :) 4y
vkois88 It sounds really good! 4y
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silentrequiem
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How badly is this book going to break me?

LibrarianRyan It‘s Jane Yolen. You never know. 4y
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Jillybeane
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Next up on the #readingwomenchallenge, a book featuring a religion other than your own. I‘ve had this book for years and years, and I thought I‘d try to do as much of this challenge as I could from books I already have.
#tbrstack #readingchallenge #teaandagoodbook #readingduringthesuperbowl

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Nessavamusic
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Here is my possible list for #winter #booked2019 I am going for different books for each goal, though several of these are #newtomeauthors
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

alisiakae Which one reminds you of your happy place? I love what people are choosing and how they choose for that prompt! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage So wait ... Wonder Woman is your happy place? 🙌🏻♥️😎 4y
Chrissyreadit I love Jane Yolen. I remember I loved Briar Rose- and still have my copy from about 30 years ago. 4y
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Nessavamusic Wonder Woman is completely my happy place 😍 4y
Cinfhen Ha! I thought Brooklyn was your happy place!!! Awesome choices!!! 4y
Nessavamusic Nope Brooklyn is my Irish choice 😉 (edited) 4y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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A Sleeping Beauty retelling connected to the Holocaust.

This book was clearly marked up from use in a book report. A great story to share, with young adults, some of the atrocities that happened in Poland during WWII.

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Chelsibno
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I'm not exactly sure why, but I really enjoy books set during World War II. #SetInFaveEra #FallIntoBooks @RealLifeReading

Lwiesman I love them too!! Just starting Beneath a Scarlet Sky. 5y
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Moonchild_booknerd89
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A high school favorite

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Esawdey
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The Holocaust meets Sleeping Beauty in this tragically beautiful tale.

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Roadkilled
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I didn't notice there was a face behind the briars. I used to think I don't like this cover art.
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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.

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Roadkilled

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..

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Susanita
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A #fairytaleretelling against the backdrop of the Holocaust. Beautifully written and heart breaking. #photoadaynov16

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niki.inwonderland
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Yossarian
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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.

QuietlyLaura I read that Ben Franklin rarely took his own advice! 😉 6y
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Love this book! One of my favorite about the Holocaust.

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BeckyLeJ
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Bday books part 1.

Megabooks Awesome bday! 😃👍🏻 7y
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