I love a fairy tale retelling. But even more than that, I love a sophisticated fairy tale retelling - the kind that turns the original story on its head, links it with other stories and really makes you think a little differently about the message that it's actually giving your children. Cinderella is Dead, which I read last year, did this to some extent. It examined how it can be dangerous to promote stories of 'good' brides and wives can damage society when they are behaving that way because it is desired by men. The Charmed Wife is yet another Cinderella retelling, but this is a Cinderella who is thirteen years married and wants her husband DEAD.
The Blogger Recognition Award Tag
I've been kindly nominated by Emer @A Little Haze Book Blog for this award.
Review: Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams
I'll be honest - and maybe it's my inner cynic peaking through - but, despite the 5 star reviews Our Stop seems to be getting on NetGalley (and a 3 star average on Goodreads), it just didn't gel with me.
Guys, I have a question…
What the heck is a pumpkin spice latte?And why is everyone so excited about it??...(And is this something I should be drinking?)
Mostly Back on Track
It's been a few hectic weeks (months?) in my house ... here's what's been going on:Mum was diagnosed with Stage Two breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy to remove the offending part and they checked the lymph nodes to see if the cancer had affected anything else. Luckily it hadn't, but she now needs 3… Continue reading Mostly Back on Track
A surprise announcement …
MY MUM.My Mum is probably much like any Mum. She's awesome and bossy and irrational and self-conscious and funny and shy and controlling and loud and wonderful. My Mum and I are very close. She's the sister I never had, the grandparent I never really knew, the friend that's always there and the mother I've… Continue reading A surprise announcement …
Watcha doing Hannah?
Well, interwebs, I'm in London at the moment, gate-crashing the boyfriend's tiny room (it is literally a bed, a desk and floor covered in crap). What am I doing in London? I'm on a dig!How did I come to be on a dig, seeing as I have no real money or time? Accidental competition winning!… Continue reading Watcha doing Hannah?
I've finally finished my Master's thesis (well, a week ago, but I haven't stopped being busy since and the boyfriend had an operation, so ...) and that means I've finished my degree!Vital statistics: 200+ pages, 100+ illustrations, 130 books in the bibliography. (Can you tell I'm a little proud of how chunky this is, even… Continue reading FREEDOM
I'm not even sure they can read dinosaur ...