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Till We Have Faces: the Greeks, the Barbarians, and Us

I recently finished reading Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis, the retelling of a classic Greek myth taken from the Metamorphoses or “The Golden Ass.” 2,004 more words

1 Corinthians

Of Semiotics and Fairy Tales Retelling

This article on Geekiary by the excellent Jamie had me thinking about fairy tales retelling and originality.

Fairy tales retelling have been a roaring fashion for a couple of years now, expecially in the YA genre. 479 more words


Grimm's Dairy Tales

This week I’ve been working on a freelance piece about avoiding surface cracks in cheesecakes. Blessedly, the life of a food writer requires testing subject matter at home. 444 more words

Food And Drink

Uprooted: Please Leave All Fairy Tales at the Tower Door - A Review

I’m going to start off this review by doing everyone a solid: the name of the main character of Naomi Novik’s fantasy novel Uprooted is pronounced ag-NYESH-kah. 1,171 more words


Undermajordomo Minor: Patrick deWitt stays weird

Publication date: September 5, 2015
My rating: ?? out of 5 stars
Read this if you like: Dark comedy, dark fairy tales, darkness, happy endings… 869 more words


Interstellar Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Robots

Here are two recent STEM-friendly sci-fi fairy tale retellings for young readers – one from the library and one my love found at our friendly local comic book store. 527 more words


old stories

I am lucky enough to be homesick for a place almost a thousand miles away.

I was there in my mind, and then I was there in person. 313 more words