Fairy Tale Fridays #7: Poison | Chris Wooding

Fairy Tale Fridays #7: Poison | Chris Wooding

It's been absolutely ages since I have done one of these but I plan to bring them back to being a regular feature! Today, I want to talk about one of my favourite books: Poison. It's a dark, twisted look on the traditional fairy tale and very self aware, poking at tropes and narrative devices used in [...]

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8 Feminist Books on my TBR #IWD2019

8 Feminist Books on my TBR #IWD2019

At university, I discovered feminism, or rather I discovered that feminism wasn't just the dictionary definition of the pursuit of women's rights (anyone who tells you that lacks nuance and understanding...). Instead I learnt that the word was political, changing and multifaceted. Fourth-wave feminism is in fact far closer to egalitarianism than first-wave feminism - [...]

Fairy Tale Fridays #3: The Sisters Grimm | Michael Buckley

Fairy Tale Fridays #3: The Sisters Grimm | Michael Buckley

Hello and welcome to the third in my monthly series on fairy tales! This month I want to talk about The Sisters Grimm, a middle grade book series. Some Background Information Author: Michael Buckley Illustrator: Peter Ferguson Based on: various fairy tales, the Brothers Grimm, Shakespeare and more! Published: 2005-2012 Fairy tale tropes featured: wands, [...]