A Mystery Book Haul (The Green Hand Bookshop)

The Green Hand Bookshop has been a topic of a post here on the blog before, and while it plays a very large part in this post, I'm going to be focusing primarily on the books I recently ordered from this secondhand book seller. I ordinarily don't purchase enough books to dedicate entire book haul … Continue reading A Mystery Book Haul (The Green Hand Bookshop)

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

"There was once on a time an old goat who had seven little kids, and loved them with all the love of a mother for her children." A couple of surprises can be found in this tale, some more horrific than others. The goat mother has to go out into the woods to gather some … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Spider and the Flea

"A Spider and a Flea dwelt together in one house, and brewed their beer in an egg-shell." As odd and fun that first sentence is, this tale continues on in a mildly terrifying manner, and ends quite terribly for the characters we meet along the way. The spider unfortunately and immediately falls into the "beer-tub" … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Spider and the Flea

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership

"A cat having made acquaintance with a mouse, pretended such great love for her, that the mouse agreed that they should live and keep house together." Before summarizing and putting down my thoughts on this tale, I feel the need to warn you that, unfortunately, the poor mouse meets an unfavorable end at the hands … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership

The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye (Five Fairy Stories)

Like most of the backdated books on my shelves, I found The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye: Five Fairy Stories by A.S. Byatt in a used bookstore. Because of my growing interest in fairy tales and fairy tale analysis, there was no way I was leaving that bookstore without this collection. I must admit, however, that … Continue reading The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye (Five Fairy Stories)