Friday, January 22, 2010

Fairy Tale Fridays: New Feature

Special Thanks to my Personal Faery Friend for the Button Art: Ye Olde Faery Shoppe

I am excited to announce my new feature,
Fairy Tale Fridays!

In 2009, I read The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. Connolly put a spin on the classic fairy tales to create a gripping and entertaining modern tale of his own. I fell in love with the book, have continued to think about it, and have decided that I want to explore fairy tales in more depth in the coming year. The result: Fairy Tale Fridays!!

Every week, a fairy tale will be highlighted and discussed, from Hans Christian Anderson to The Brothers Grimm to even a multitude of tales from around the world. I may even throw in a fable or two to mix things up as well as opportunities to highlight your favorite tales from more recent authors. I encourage others to read the stories along with me, whether they may be the original or the more family-friendly children versions (with your child!), and then write a little something regarding your thoughts. These thoughts can include: Which version did you read? How does it compare to the children's version? Are they what you remember as a child? Do you have a recommended recent read that was inspired by this tale? It's really up to you to take it and be creative!!

Here are some additional guidelines:
  • When participating, I ask that you link back to the weekly post here at Tif Talks Books. Feel free to grab the fun button as well so all participants will quickly recognize the feature!
  • If you are a BLOGGER, come back here and attach your permanent link to Mr. Linky (Please do not use your site link!). If you are a NON-BLOGGER, post your thoughts in the comments section.
  • You can choose to participate every week, every other week, once a month, etc. . . . it is truly up to you when you want to join in! There is no minimum participation required.
  • Last, but not least, be creative and have fun!!

To get started, if you are interested in participating and want to share the feature by announcing it on your blog, post your perma-link here in Mr. Linky! That's it!!

Wondering what the first selection will be? Let's go with a familiar favorite that I'm sure all of you have heard of . . . Hansel and Gretel.

See you back next week for a sweet treat!!


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! I'm a FT fan too. :)

  2. Ooo, I love fairytales! Awesome idea! And this is perfect timing because I'm actually writing a modern day retelling of Hansel and Gretel! :D


  3. What a fun idea! I can't wait to see what tales you tackle. I haven't done much fairy tale reading with Z so maybe a trip to the bookstore is in order ...

  4. Haven't read fairy tales in ages, unless you count the modern re-tellings. What a great idea!

    Love the new meme button!

  5. J. Kaye . . . I used to read them a lot when I was in elementary! It's definitely time for a re-visit, especially since I love the adaptations!

    The Blogger Girlz . . . I will be especially interested in your thoughts then! :)

    Pam . . . Totally!! Can't wait!!

    Kristen M. . . . I thought that this one could definitely be done with the kids . . . of course, I'm talking about maybe some of the more kid-friendly ones!! Some of them can be rather depressing and dark!

    Alexia561 . . . Hope you will participate!! I love the modern re-tellings myself!! And, thanks on the button! When I decided to do this, I knew I HAD to ask my friend to use one of her photos for it!! It was just too perfect!! :)

  6. True, many of them are dark. Of course, you're telling this to the person who took her 5 year old to see Coraline. I think it might be one of the few things that has truly scared him in his short life. Oops! ;)

  7. I am in. I love, love, loved The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. I few quick questions. 1. Where can I find the fun button? 2. I assume you want us to link using Mr. Linky every week to that week's post.

    Glee and excitement,

  8. Great idea! I'm in - can't wait to get started.

  9. Kristen . . . Oh no!!! My son keeps wanting pointing out this movie to me saying he wants to see it! Guess I will be waiting on that one since he's the same age as Z!!

    Realta Dubh . . . Thanks for joining in! I see that you have found the fun button since it is on your announcement post. If you have more questions though, just let me know! And, yep, I will have a Mr. Linky every week for you to post your link!

    Elizabeth . . . It is sooooo good to have you!! :)

  10. Kristen . . . Totally had a typo in that last comment I just wrote! Just ignore that "wanting"!! :)

  11. The saw this a few days ago. I'm playing along but didn't announce it or anything. I do have my Hansel and Gretel post up, though, with a link back to you at the end.

  12. inthehammockblog . . . I'm thinking it will definitely be fun!! Hope you get to join us!

    carolsnotebook . . . GREAT!! I'm excited that you will be joining us!! I will be checking out your thoughts on Hansel and Gretel soon!

  13. porcelaine . . . Great to have you!! :)


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