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MaggieCarr
The Fir Tree | Hans Christian Andersen
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Finished my Reading Women Challenge today, the 4th and final task list for 2019. Never again will I overcommitt to so many challenges, but rather focus on reading from ny TBR shelf.

Reading Women's Challenge 2019: Read a book published before 1945

Fun perspective but like many (all?) Hans Christian Andersen, and Grimm tales, sad and disheartening.

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Kenyazero
Book of Lost Things | John Connolly
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This book was hard for me to get through because of vivid descriptions of horrible things that happen periodically. Otherwise, it's a fun amalgamation of childhood fairy tales combined with exploration. #fairytale #childhood #fantasy #woods

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GatheringBooks
Little Red Hood | Sarah Ardizzone, Marjolaine Leray
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#DearDecember Day 14: So this one has #RedWhiteCover. I am floored by the deceptively-simple and stark nature of this picturebook that is mischievous, sparse, and subversive. This story is clearly between the Wolf and Little Red – there are no sick grandmothers or heroic woodcutters here: just Wolf preying on Little Red from the very first page of the book. An awesome fractured retelling of a beloved tale. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-fiy

Lindy I‘m a huge fan of retellings and fractured fairy tales. For some reason, I‘m particularly attracted to all the variations of Little Red Riding Hood. Nice to see Innocenti‘s version on your blog post. 😊 17h
Eggs Fascinating and unusual 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 17h
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jenniferw88
Woodcutter | Kate Danley
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Cinfhen Great pic!! When do u leave for your trip?? 17h
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen Sunday! 17h
Cinfhen Have fun!!! Post pics and tag me!!! You won‘t be complaining about the heat 🥶 17h
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LisaMorr
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I enjoyed this book of fairy tales curated by Angela Carter; some very familiar as antecedents to well known tales like Cinderella, others were complete new. Lots of humor and the tales crossed the globe.

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KathyWheeler
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Interesting, and a little bit terrifying, take on the Snow White story. The artist writes that she deliberately changed some of her original art because she and Gaiman didn‘t want this book to appeal to children. It‘s not a kid-friendly story, but it‘s a lovely book.

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KathyWheeler
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So, this pretty thing arrived today, but I‘m going to delay reading it until I am relaxed. 😊

RachelO Very pretty indeed! 1d
ShyBookOwl Gorgeous! 1d
jillrhudy It‘s amazing 1d
erzascarletbookgasm The artwork is stunning! Enjoy! 1d
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ontheBL
Hiddensee: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Mehso-so

Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire is a really interesting anti fairy tale. Maguire deconstructs a well known supporting character into a vibrant and interesting man. I really loved the narrative style and the imagination Maguire used to craft a fascinating story. Even with so many amazing aspects, I couldn't get into the story. It was emotionally lackluster for me. Read the full review at https://onthebl.org/2019/12/12/hiddensee-by-gregory-maguire

marleed But it‘s a great pic! 1d
ontheBL @marleed Thank you so much! 1d
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Lindy
Gingerbread Man | Karen Schmidt
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Found in our mailbox. It‘s so good to have friends. 🥰

Sace ❤️ 2d
batsy So nice! 2d
Tanisha_A 😍 2d
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readordierachel How adorable! 2d
Reggie How cute!!! 1d
Lindy @Reggie @readordierachel @Tanisha_A @batsy @Sace It‘s a good thing I took a photo because all other evidence of these gingerbread people‘s existence has been destroyed. 😉😋 1d
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chapters-and-pages
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“you had a magic mirror that let you see life outside your tiny world. your castle. i had books. reading them is like traveling to other places. being other people. living other lives. it made life far less...lonely.“