Jack and Jill went up the hill and who prepared water for their baths? Twin sisters Jack and Jill. One is pretty, one is a tomboy, but they are identical – how can one be less pretty than the other? Their parents did it to them. And they’re going to learn how to fix it. … More Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Did you know the word Salary comes from the time when Roman soldiers were actually paid in salt? It’s much more common these days… Shakespeare + Fairy tale “Cap of Rushes:” “How much do you love me, my dear?” “Why,” she says, “I love you as fresh meat loves salt” View all my reviews
Toby’s bachelorette party should have nothing more dangerous than drunk karaoke… we-the-reader know that’s not going last for long. What’s a more natural companion to pre-wedding than family strife? Oh wow. Just wow. Worst family reunion EVER. Poor Toby.
366 Days in Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency: The Private, Political, and Military Decisions of America’s Greatest President byStephen A. Wynalda Grendel Affair (SPI Files #1) by Lisa Shearin The Case of the Fickle Mermaid (Brothers Grimm Mystery #3) byP.J. Brackston
Beauty and the Beast: The Beast needs a Hero & it seems that Beauty’s dad, Best Hunter [tm] turned merchant, is it. Only, not. As a merchant he got old (many hunters don’t) and slow (definitely not a good move for hunters) and had three daughters, the youngest very beautiful. Her two sisters love her … More Hunted by Meagan Spooner
the princess, the dwarfs, the sleeper – the nameless characters we know so well. or do we? The princess is about to get married… to the prince who kissed her awake? Another princess is asleep in a castle behind a curtain of thorns… and there’s an old lady with her thick cane stumping up adn … More The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
I absolutely picked up this book because of the cover. A boy who lives with a hermit meets Gawain, who wants to be a Knight of the Round Table. Terence and Gawain meet King Arthur (and Sir Kai! Hi, Kai!). As the knights eat dinner, the most extraordinarily ugly woman comes in and challenges the … More The Squire’s Tale by Gerald Morris