Future Reads: Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley #Books #TBR #Fantasy #SpindlesEnd

There are plenty of books on my TBR that I’m looking forward to reading. I decided to share them as “Future Reads” every once in a while because it’s fun to look ahead. These are books I plan to read this year. Maybe you might want to add some of these books to your TBR as well!

Today’s share is:

Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley

Why this book?
Beauty is the only book I’ve read by Robin McKinley, and it inspired me to look into some of her other works, including Spindle’s End. The writing in Beauty and the way she made it her own is what captured me. There were some things I didn’t love about it, but it was still an enjoyable read for the retelling challenge.

I’ve had Spindles’s End on my list for some time. Fairy tales, folktales, and retellings are always on my radar. Even the cover caught my eye! I recently found a first edition, hardcover copy on eBay for a reasonable price.

Some friends on Goodreads rated this as low as two stars, but I’m still hopeful it will be an enjoyable read.

Blurb:

All the creatures of the forest and field and riverbank knew the infant was special. She was the princess, spirited away from the evil fairy Pernicia on her name-day. But the curse was cast: Rosie was fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a poisoned sleep-a slumber from which no one would be able to rouse her.

In the tradition of Beauty and Rose Daughter, Robin McKinley “lends a fresh perspective to a classic fairy tale, developing the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ into a richly imagined, vividly depicted novel.”

Book details:

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ G. P. Putnam’s Sons; 1St edition (May 22, 2000)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 422 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0399234667
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0399234668

Have you read anything by Robin McKinley? Do you have any recommendations? Let’s chat!

❤️ Mischenko

Shabby Sunday: Old Peter’s Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome 1916 (1967) #VintageBooks #ShabbySunday #OldPetersRussianTales #ChildrensBooks

Shabby Sunday

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I have a bunch of old vintage books and continue to acquire more. One of my plans when starting this blog was to do a post every now and then sharing one of my cherished, vintage books. I thought there might be other book bloggers out there with some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share.

This meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ is for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some shabby books you’d like to share? If so, please feel free to participate as anyone can join. Feel free to use my meme image if you’d like. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me in this post so that I can see the book you’re sharing.


Last time I shared:

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

Today’s Shabby Share:

Old Peter’s Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome

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Today’s read: Once Upon a Winter by H.L. Macfarlane… #books #fairytales #folktales #stories

Here’s what I’m starting today: a collection of folk and fairy tales. It’s super wintry here. We’re still in a winter storm warning. It’s the perfect day for reading. ❤️

Blurb: A shape-shifting spirit haunts a family in England during the depths of winter.
A woman must locate a snowflake for a magical trickster to save her frozen true love.
A witch knocks upon a young man’s door to take his life on Christmas day.
A small boy meets a faerie housed within a snow drop.

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Book Review: Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani #Book Review #Retelling #Fairytale

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales

by Soman Chainani

Blurb:

You think you know these stories, don’t you? 

You are wrong. 

You don’t know them at all. 

Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that capture hearts long kept tame and set them free, truths that explore life . . . and death.

A prince has a surprising awakening . . .                           

A beauty fights like a beast . . .

A boy refuses to become prey . . .

A path to happiness is lost. . . . then found again.

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