Once Upon a Time – Chatting about Middles


In my first post about this year's Once Upon a Time reading, I mentioned all the books that I have, since, finished reading, though at the time I was just beginning: Image links to Challenge AnnouncementImage by Melissa Nucera Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride (1993), Bill Willingham's 1001 Nights of Snowfall (2006), Charles

Once Upon a Time – Chatting about Middles2013-07-09T10:15:26-05:00

Stardust Readalong, Hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings


My experience with Neil Gaiman is relatively limited: Odd and the Frost Giants and the audio production of The Graveyard Book. Stardust is a very interesting third to add, and all the more so given that I have been reading the version illustrated by Charles Vess. 1997; DC Comics,

Stardust Readalong, Hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings2014-03-20T19:55:24-05:00

Once Upon a Time – Beginnings


It began with an unreasonable number of books. (Doesn't it always?) I thought last year's list would be inspirational, but it hovered in the background, with other titles more insistent, and this year's OUAT reading has been a flurry of all-over-the-place fragments so far. I haven't finished anything yet, but

Once Upon a Time – Beginnings2013-04-10T09:55:29-05:00

Inuit Folktales


The story begins with background about the strange, magical being called the Qalupalik. Are you acquainted? Readers learn that they have an amauti made of eider duck skins, which they use to kidnap children, and they live in the water, so their skin is like fish scales. Readers

Inuit Folktales2014-03-17T14:26:03-05:00

Once Upon a Time: Fragments


Once Upon a Time has wrapped up for another year, but I haven't properly mentioned some books, including two terrific books of Inuit folktales which I'll discuss tomorrow. But, first... Cameron Dokey's The World Above is part of the series of retellings from Simon Pulse; there are about twenty retellings in all,

Once Upon a Time: Fragments2014-03-17T14:25:32-05:00
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