"The Snow Queen" is one of my favorite fairy tales. It's one of the stories I used as inspiration for my thesis in college (a story which has now turned into a novella I'm still tinkering with). It's not as well-known as some other fairy tales, which is a shame, because it's a beautiful story. … Continue reading Thoughts on The Snow Queen
This is by no means a complete list of my favorite fairy tale books, movies, and websites, but I thought it would be fun to share a few of the things I've been enjoying most lately. If people are interested, I can do more of this in the future. The Hans Christian Andersen Center is a … Continue reading Fairy Tale Recommendations
Ever since the final theatrical trailer for Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast was released, I've spent a lot of time thinking about this fairy tale that I love so much. In 1740 Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve published a novella length fairy tale, the first recorded story titled “Beauty and the Beast.” It is … Continue reading Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast
I've contemplated starting a blog for a while now, but I've always come up with a list of reasons why I shouldn't. Most of those reasons come down to feeling like I'm not prepared to make this blog perfect. But I'm never going to be able to make a perfect blog; I'm always going to look back … Continue reading Welcome!