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This is a simple, expected, cheesy retelling with a little predictable twist. But I took out my inner child and I enjoyed it very much. I felt that I was watching a Disney performance☺️ I needed something light after literary fiction and mystery reads. The narrator performance was fantastic specially with the witch character. 3/3.5⭐️
#FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann
#BookSpinBingo (#9) @TheAromaOfBooks

Gissy Love the cover😍
4th and last book read during #JoyousJanuary Readathon @Andrew65

1st book read during #Sharreadathon 2023 in memory of @sharread
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbook @Staycurioys
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Clwojick Great job! 2w
TheAromaofBooks I've been meaning to read some of these but haven't gotten to them yet! 2w
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 2w
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TIL Ginnifer Goodwin assumed OUAT producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz were inspired by historical figure Maria Sophia Margaretha Catharina von Erthal for her character Mary Margaret. Hint: they had no clue who she was referring to. Neither did I while googling for Snow White retellings and the blog linked in comments came up during my search. ⬇️

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Mirror Mirror: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Current audio is tagged, and I‘m reading it for #FairyTaleReadingChallenge. So far it‘s just 😕 so I may try to squeeze in another Snow White retelling before the end of the month.

These 5 will help a lot with my #ISpyBingo - including mirror, oval, leaf, house, waves, writing tool, coffee, towel, and coloured chair!🙌🏻 There‘s gotta be a bingo after all that!😅

The two Merry Ghost Inn books will complete the series for #SeriesLove2023

TheSpineView Great job! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!!! 1mo
Andrew65 I‘ve been enjoying the Kate Kingsbury series and read the first two so far. Be good to complete a series. 1mo
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Into the Heartless Wood | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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My TBR for January, not pictured Posioned by Jennifer Donnelly for the #fairytalereadingchallenge and The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Mass for the #readwritegrowbc. #bookclubs #januarytbr

mom2bugnbee Who is your Pop figure? 1mo
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Hiddensee: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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I quite enjoyed the meandering tale of Dirk Drosselmeier and definitely preferred this to Wicked.
However, I would have preferred to actually see Hiddensee in the book, and have more than a glancing paragraph to cover the actual nutcracker narrative. It would have also been nice to have some closure about the lost forest rather than it being open to interpretation.
I had fun reading it anyway!

#FairytaleReadingChallenge #TheNutcracker #Doublespin

DinoMom That cover is beautiful. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Snow White | Brothers Grimm
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repost for @Charityann:

I‘m hosting the #fairytalereadingchallenge again for 2023! All the details and a free printable bookmark are on my blog: https://charityrau.wordpress.com/2022/12/28/fairytale-reading-challenge/ #readingchallenge2023 #readingchallenge Tagging all who posted for last year. If you want to be tagged in future updates are aren‘t tagged already, let me know and I‘ll add you to the list!

AllDebooks Oooh I missed this, count me in x 1mo
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GondorGirl Ooo- I love the idea of a digital book journal. I do a physical one very year and they're really helpful when you're doing a lot of challenges. 1mo
PuddleJumper That's a great idea! 1mo
Andrew65 That‘s very impressive! Be interested to see how the digital journal develops. 1mo
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Suet624 Quite impressive! 1mo
KateReadsYA Loovveee this 1mo
TheSpineView Great idea! 1mo
julesG I love the idea! Please post updates as you go along. I'd like to see how it develops. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo how fun!! What program are you using to create your digital journal? 1mo
ozma.of.oz @TheAromaofBooks Keynote on my iPad! It lets me create hyperlinks between pages. 😅 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo how fun!!! 1mo
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Prepping for my 2023 reading challenges!

So far :
Goodreads of course


#noshamereadathon23 @Nessavamusic


What else should I do? I prefer flexible, fun challenges more than "worthy" ones. #readingchallenge

Librariana I just recently learned of #roll100 hosted by @PuddleJumper and @Clwojick always has fantastic bullet journal spreads of reading challenges. 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly #bookspin and #bookspinbingo hosted by @TheAromaofBooks is super fun and flexible! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the tag @Clare-Dragonfly ❤ I've also been enjoying the #TrappedonanIsland challenge hosted by @aperfectmjk and @WickedWords hosted by @AsYouWish . This year @Clwojick has another (more involved) challenge #ReadySetRead with monthly prompts that can be completed any time throughout the year. I also found a vintage cover scavenger hunt on Storygraph that I'm completing with my own rules 😂 2mo
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PuddleJumper Thanks for the tag @Librariana #Roll100 is a very relaxed challenge, you make a list of 100 books you want to read this year, every month I roll some dice, and you read the books associated with those numbers. You can join in as much or as little as you like. It's just a fun way to add a little chaos and get tbr piles down 2mo
Lauredhel @PuddleJumper thanks to everyone for the suggestions! 2mo
LiseWorks I'm working on this as well, finding cool books to read in 2023 2mo
Lauredhel @Clare-Dragonfly @librariana @thearomaofbooks Do I want to do #roll100 or #bookspin ? I can't decide! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks haha well as the BookSpin host, I must reassure you that I won't be offended if you don't choose my challenge 😂 But I do both, just with different books. My BookSpin list for the year is classics I want to read, so this way I at least get one a month. Roll 100 are physical books I own but haven't read. And I actually make a separate list for BookSpinBingo - it's just all the books I'm hoping to read for the month, so it includes my BS and R100! 2mo
Librariana @Lauredhel - You can always include your #Roll100 numbers as 'blank' options for #BookSpinBingo 😊 I see lots of folks who on their BookSpin lists just write down 'audiobook' or 'library loan' so they can write in their titles later. You can also give the challenge a try in January and see how you like it. I keep a rather slow pace when it comes to my reading so someone suggested I 'audit' challenges rather than come right out and join them. 2mo
Lauredhel @Librariana @TheAromaofBooks thanks for the info and suggestions! 2mo
Charityann If you like fairytales, I host the #fairytalereadingchallenge 😄 1mo
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Skin Folk | Nalo Hopkinson
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Nalo Hopkinson puts her own horror and speculative takes on some well known fairy tales and folklore.

Hopkinson has such a visceral and grounded voice. The twists she put here fascinating and original. And now I need to look up some of the folklore she referenced. Her stories that worked for me, really worked for me. And even the ones I didn‘t like, I could still appreciate the skill. Definitely going to look up more of her work. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

ozma.of.oz Money Thee, suicide attempt; Snake, pedophilia, kidnapping, attempted child SA; The Glass Bottle Trick, aftermath of murder of pregnant people; Fisherman, homophobia; Greedy Choke Puppy, infant death; A Habit of Waste, attempted assault; Precious, domestic violence 2mo
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The Nutcracker | John Cech
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This version of the classic holiday tale felt fresh and energetic, while remaining true to the original story. The unusual, beguiling illustrations added a bit of quirkiness. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this! Thanks, @Charityann for a great December pick for #FairyTaleReadingChallenge !

ozma.of.oz How pretty! 2mo
Ann_Reads Wonderful! Thanks for participating. 🙂🎄⛄ 2mo
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