Sharing Books and Authors, with an emphasis on Mysteries.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
What Are You Reading?
"I like stories where women save themselves." That's a quote from Neil Gaiman, a quote about fairy tales. I do, too. That's why Belle in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is my favorite Disney character. She saves her father and saves the Beast. After I read that quote, yesterday I picked up an older title by Gaiman, The Sleeper and the Spindle.It's the story of a young queen who is afraid she's going to lose all choices when she marries. When three dwarfs tell her about a spell that put a princess to sleep, the queen postpones her wedding, dons her mail shirt, and sets out to rescue the princess. And, you don't know the rest of Gaiman's story, illustrated by Chris Riddell.
So, I'm reading fairy tales this week. I didn't have much time to check in with you last week while I was on vacation. I'm looking forward to catching up with your reading this week. What are you reading or listening to?