Stories from the Grishaverse || The Language of Thorns Review

Stories from the Grishaverse || The Language of Thorns Review

Initial Thoughts I think at this point Leigh Bardugo can do no wrong. She can write me a retelling of a lamb moussaka recipe and it'll probably be poetic. Honestly, though, this collection of fairy tales inspired by the different places in her Grishaverse is precious, and I loved every piece (some more than others). [...]

WRITING: Three Dresses

Intro: So I did a freewrite with my students, because honestly, it's one of the few times I write creatively these days, and because the topic was "Fairy Tales," I decided to write alongside them. It's good exercise, and I'm trying to do a creative writing assignment for one of my summer classes in a [...]

Danger in the Wildwood || Among the Beasts and Briars Review

Danger in the Wildwood || Among the Beasts and Briars Review

Happy Christmas Eve! I'm practically trying to do last-minute baking today, so not much reading lately, but I do have some end-of-the-year stuff to sort out before January gets away from me again! Of course, most of my blogging end-of-year things are book reviews. But what else is new? Initial Thoughts: For all intents and [...]

Tales from… || The Starlit Wood Review

Tales from… || The Starlit Wood Review

Initial Thoughts: As with any short story collection, this little gem had stellar stories, great stories, good stories, and those that weren't for me. Personal favorites were definitely "Spinning Silver," "Even the Crumbs Were Delicious," "Seasons of Glass and Iron," and "The Briar and the Rose". THE STARLIT WOOD: NEW FAIRY TALES edited by Dominik [...]