Initial Thoughts I was way more entertained by the second half of the book than I was on the first, so that says something about my eagerness to get into the second (and I think, hopefully, the last?) of the series. If you're looking for a grand adventure that reads and feels like stories from [...]
Here’s a little early return to our regular programming! Episode 1 of Season 2 is now up on Fableulous Retellings, and for the next few weeks, we’ll be all up on some Arabian Nights love. Here’s a fun (okay, semi-fun) fact about me: the framework tale of the 1001 Nights has been a personal favorite tale of mine. There’s nothing more badass than a female who saves lives and kicks ass with the use of her words and her abundance of stories.
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Meg and Mari are back a little sooner than you would expect! They have started up season 2 and didn’t take it easy as they tackled the original 1001 Nights in their opening episode. Here’s a quick peak at some of the things discussed in this episode:
Why did we pick 1001 Nights?
- Richard Francis Burton
- The over-arching Arabian Nights’ story
- How Eunuchs became Eunuchs
- A Man gets embarrassed by farts
- What the heck is vermicelli cake? (Seriously about half an hour of us talking about vermicelli cake has been cut) and so much more!
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Whoo! Catching up on more light reading before hunkering down to the big stuff (although, yes, snort at the fact that "light reading" encompasses a partial re-read of a 1,000-page tome...). In any case, I've got some book mini reviews for you! I will say that my sub-par rating for Arabian Nights is not on the stories themselves. [...]
Initial Thoughts: As the second--and concluding--book of The Wrath & the Dawn duology, it delivered all the promises the first book made. And it did so with a language that was a mixture of poetry and song, in a setting that was filled with wonder and magic--both literally and metaphorically. And hot damn. Those characters and [...]