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Castle Waiting Vol. 1
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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Castle Waiting is the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, it is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil -- but about being a hero in your own home. The opening chapter tells the origin of the castle itself, which is abandoned by its princess in a comic twist on "Sleeping Beauty" when she rides off into the sunset with her Prince Charming. The castle becomes a refuge for misfits, outcasts, and others seeking sanctuary, playing host to a lively and colorful cast of characters that inhabits the subsequent stories, including a talking anthropomorphic horse, a mysteriously pregnant Lady on the run, and a bearded nun. Linda Medley lavishly illustrates Castle Waiting in a classic visual style reminiscent of Arthur Rackham and William Heath Robinson. Blending elements from a variety of sources -- fairy tales, folklore, nursery rhymes -- Medley tells the story of the everyday lives of fantastic characters with humor, intelligence, and insight into human nature. Castle Waiting can be read on multiple levels and can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, especially young girls.
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hike.read.repeat
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Pickpick

Te Araroa kilometers tramped: 224.5 of 3005.3

Books completed on trail: 3

Despite this color pic, most of this omnibus is black and white. Think of it as stories within a story. Each character has a story of how they ended up at Castle Waiting and they are revealed throughout the book. I‘m not sure if this book is meant for kids or adults, but I enjoyed it. #hoopla

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MissYaremcio
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One of the classic issues in any type of fairytale... *sigh*

Hiba_Alsayyed10 Omg that‘s so true 😂😂 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💕📖💕 3mo
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Zelma
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Finished this last night with these two snuggly cuties. Enjoyable slice of life book set in the fairy tale world. What happens to the inhabitants of a town or castle after Happily Ever After? This tells that story through anecdotes and glimpses at the new residents of the Castle. Light on plot but I enjoyed spending time with these characters.

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Zelma
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Needed something very different after Nos4a2. This is fitting my mood perfectly. Light and delightful.

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London_St_J
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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Castle Waiting is a graphic narrative inspired by traditional fairy tales. Illustrated in black and white, the text is nonetheless vibrant in character and narrative. I thoroughly enjoyed the text, with the exception of its religious turn. For this reason i will avoid subsequent volumes - it‘s not a kind of myth making I support.

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KerriNTurner
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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Green spines!

JazzFeathers Are these all yours? 😱😱😱😍😍😍 2y
LeahBergen Pretty! 2y
KerriNTurner @JazzFeathers yes they are! 😊 2y
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xicanti
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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Friends, #comicthon's coming up FAST! Join us on November 26th for this one-day, comics-focused #readathon. Everything that falls under the comics umbrella is welcome, and there's no minimum reading time you should aim for. You can pop in and out all day if you have other stuff going on. The whole point is to have fun, read some comics, and share the experience with other Littens!

Please spread the word, too!
#comics #graphicnovels #manga

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Castle Waiting is just one of those things that sits in the back of my mind whispering every now and again that I need to read it. 2y
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RealBooks4ever
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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These have been sitting on my shelf for too long, #waiting to be read! #uncannyoctober

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Caryl
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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#comicsbywomen - part two

Have you all read Linda Medley's Castle Waiting? It's fantastic. I'm due for a re-read. #anditsaugust

@RealLifeReading

batsy I loved it! I borrowed both copies and need to get my own ❤️ 2y
Caryl @batsy - We got our Volume 1 at the library, but then invested in our own. I've read it twice now, and daughter countless times, so worth the investment! Plus: Pretty. 💖 2y
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RealLifeReading
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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#anditsaugust day 6: #comicsbywomen
One of the first comics I ever bought was Persepolis! It seems ages ago now...
And these days, some of the best comics are written by women!
I'm missing so many in this post, like Lumberjanes, Monstress, Nimona, books by the Tamakis, Lucy Knisley, Hope Larson, Sarah Andersen, Faith Erin Hicks and more!

8leagueboot Bitch Planet!! 🤘👊💪 2y
batsy Castle Waiting! ❤️ 2y
RealBooks4ever Castle Waiting! 💜 2y
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TelevisionNeighbor
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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I need to go back to this. Bought purely for the cover and title. Has anyone read this? #comicsbywomen #anditsaugust

xicanti I love this series! 2y
Caryl Yes! Castle Waiting is wonderful. ❤️ 2y
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Monique
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Castle Waiting starts off strong, introducing really colorful characters and crazy stories based on faerie tales and myths. It seemed to set itself up to be a slice-of-life that takes place after the 'happily-ever-after' of most faerie tales. With strong female characters, and great set-up, it's shown itself to be one of my favorite comic titles I've read this year. It's also the 'C' title for the #ListyAtoZ challenge by @BookishMarginalia

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Monique
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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#riotgrams freebie day! Getting ready to spend the afternoon reading 😋❤️

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Monique
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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I love the characters in this book. They're all so interesting and fun interpretations of classic faerie tale characters.

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Monique
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Monique
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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Ha! Sounds about right 😂

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Monique
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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It's been a while since I've read this one and since I have volume 2 now I think it's time to revisit 🤓😋

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KerriNTurner
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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#maybookflowers #cliffhangers Not so much a cliffhanger with this graphic novel, but a number of loose ends. Which is why I was so glad there was a second volume! Still hoping for a third one day...

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kittystardust
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Mehso-so

Enjoyed the quirky twist to classic fairy tales. Loved that I stumbled on library donations from the Small Print Expo. #isupport #smallpress

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8leagueboot
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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If Jane Yolen blurbs you for writing a killer feminist fantasy, you have my undivided attention.

Eyelit Castle waiting is so good! 😍 3y
8leagueboot @Eyelit I kept picking it up and putting it down and picking it up and putting it down, but its time has clearly come! 3y
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bookishnerd
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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Second hand bookstore book haul on the top and the bottom was the first mail arrival of 2017.

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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When you grab a book off your shelf thinking it's time for a #reread and you find an awesome long-lost #bookmark tucked inside 😽
#indiebound #getindie

UwannaPublishme 😊👍🏻 3y
DebinHawaii Great bookmark! 👍😀 3y
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Eyelit
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I 💜💜💜 this series. It's got an everyday fairytale quality to it. Yes, it has allusions to and straight up retellings of some fairy tales, but it is definitely its own story peopled by all new characters. Geared towards kids, I believe that this is an all ages comic. Touching on subjects such as grief, tolerance, domestic violence, and bullying... we can all learn a lot from and enjoy the stories of Castle Waiting. Now on to volume 2!

MrBook Nice review! 3y
HLouiseM I haven't read it yet, but my boy Loves it. I better get to it! 3y
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Eyelit
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Taking a brief break from work to read some more Castle Waiting. I agree with Jain that rainy days are good story days. Also, I think Sister Peace is my favorite 😄

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Eyelit
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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The good sister and I share a sense of humor. 😂

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Eyelit
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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This is such a fun read! Its cute and witty and feels like an everyday fairy tale. 😃

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Eyelit
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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A bit of light reading for my evening 😃 I've been looking forward to this series for a while

Peddler410 Looks intriguing 3y
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Eyelit
Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley

A bit of light reading for my evening 😃 I've been looking forward to this series for a while