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My top reads for 2012

My top reads for 2012

If you're new here, why not subscribe to our email updates or follow us on Facebook? You can also add us to your Google Reader. Thanks for visiting!Well, it’s nearing the end of the year, and a couple of readers have been asking about my top books for 2012. This year has been another one of wide-ranging reading for me, with most genres represented. Early...

List: Young adult books about plagues and pestilence

List: Young adult books about plagues and pestilence

Though death and pestilence seem to go hand-in-hand with the current dystopian/postapocalyptic fiction trend, many of the “plagues” we’ve seen of late have been related to zombies rather than being of viral origin. With that in mind, I thought I’d put together a list of young adult books about plagues and pestilence–including one of...

Book list: Peter Pan retellings

Book list: Peter Pan retellings

With JM Barrie’s Peter Pan having recently entered the public domain, all manner of retellings have been cropping up about the place. Having just read Never After by Dan Elconin, I thought I might put together a list of Peter Pan retellings to go with our other fairytale retelling reading lists. As always, feel free to leave any suggestions for additional...

Book list: Red Riding Hood retellings

Book list: Red Riding Hood retellings

Another week, another list. We’ve done Rapunzel retellings, Cinderella retellings, and Robin Hood retellings, so why not Red Riding Hood retellings? Of all the fairytale heroines, Red Riding Hood has probably copped the most flack, largely for being utterly without perception and completely helpless when it comes to saving herself. Fortunately, some of the...

Book list: Cinderella retellings

Book list: Cinderella retellings

Another week, another list. Following on our lists of Robin Hood retellings, YA books about mermaids, and Kate Forsyth’s curated list of Rapunzel retellings, I thought I’d hunt down some of the myriad Cinderella retellings out there. I’m always surprised by how popular this story is, as I think it’s one of the more problematic fairy tales...

Book list: Robin Hood retellings

Book list: Robin Hood retellings

The Robin Hood myth has always held a special place in my heart (in part because I’m a poor author and hope that someday someone will redistribute the wealth of the rich to me, and in part because I have a thing for men in tights), and given the recent spate of folkloric/fairytale retellings, I thought I’d see just how many Robin Hood retellings were...

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