Last week, Vanessa shared "Why Fairy Tales?", her take on what draws her to this very specific genre. As she stated, this interest grew from a book. Surprisingly, I had a very similar experience, but it was with a different book . . . The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. For those who are not familiar with this book, Connolly takes a multitude of original tales . . . those that don't always have the happy endings . . . and weaves a story that has a slow start, but ended up being one of the most fascinating stories I have ever read. A few of the stories that you may find include Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Beauty and the Beast, and even The Three Bears. Though I will warn that this tale may not always be for the faint of heart, it is still one that I will continue to rave about because of the brilliance in combining tales that we all grew up loving!
At this time, I plan to continue with my feature, looking at tales that we grew up with and those from around the world. I plan to read more modern tales and even throw in some movie options! Fairy tales have got me hooked! Even though I cannot pinpoint in general what draws me to them, I think I can generally say that it has something to do with how they are so easily shared from generation to generation . . . bridging the gaps between the young and the old!
I encourage you to hop on over to Today's Adventure and check out all the other links people are posting for Once Upon A Week. I have already seen some great articles and have added some books to my already-toppling TBR pile! That is always a good sign of a great book blogging event!!
Until next time . . .
I wish you a happily ever after!