There are so many great book blogging events coming up, I simply can’t contain my excitement any longer 🙂 Here are the ones I know about. Please feel free to share any other community events you’re aware of in the comments and I’ll and them to the post. Read more »
Category: Blogger Events
The Liebster award is an award passed on by bloggers to new blogs (less than 200 followers) worth reading. The idea is to show some support to new bloggers by featuring some that you like. I love the idea of supporting other new bloggers, but sadly don’t follow many new blogs. Fortunately, there are lots of good, new blogs out there, so I found some I wanted to follow and am sharing them with you here 🙂 So, while this is a long-ish post, I promise it will be well worth your time to find out about these awesome new bloggers! Read more »
Woot! Doing Dewey has just received it’s first award! The Liebster award from Dani at Book Paper Cut. Thanks Dani! The Liebster award is an award passed on by bloggers to new blogs (less than 200 followers) worth reading.
Recipients of the Liebster Award must:
- List 11 Random Facts about you
- Answer the questions that were asked of you (By the blogger that nominated you)
- Nominate 11 other blogs for the Liebster Blog Award and Link to their Blogs
- Notify the bloggers of their award.
- Ask the award winners 11 questions to answer once they accept the award
11 Random Facts… Read more »
The non-fiction giveaway is over and I’d like to congratulate our winner… Debbie R! I’m excited to send you a great non-fiction book and will send it out as soon as you let me know what you’d like 🙂
Title: The Outlaws of Sherwood
Author: Robin McKinley
Review Summary: My favorite re-telling, with relatable characters and much adventure.
As part of Alison at The Cheap Reader’s Project: Fairy Tale, I decided to review one original and three re-tellings of Robin Hood in February. Obviously this post is a little late, but here’s the last re-telling I picked up. It was also by far my favorite, which probably shouldn’t surprise me since I almost always love books by Robin McKinley. As with most of the other re-tellings, the story hardly needs a synopsis, but I would like to mention that in this version we actually start shortly before Robin becomes an outlaw… Read more »
Title: Maid Marian
Author: Elsa Watson
Review Summary: Don’t be mislead by the description, which suggests court intrigue and a strong protagonist. All this book has going for it is beautiful writing.
Maid Marian has been married since the age of five, but only as a teenager does she realize how unpleasant that could be. When her husband dies before they’re old enough for the wedding to be consummated, Marian is happy to keep her freedom. The reprieve is temporary though. as orphans such as Marian may be married off by the queen. Determined to know the queen’s plans, Marian seeks Robin Hood’s help intercepting relevant letters. The story proceeds pretty traditionally from there… Read more »
Author: A. C. Gaughen
Review Summary: It’s a clever take on the original myth, but I was disappointed to see this fun adventure story turned into just another YA love triangle with an indecisive heroine.
As part of Alison at The Cheap Reader’s Project: Fairy Tale, I will be reviewing one original and three re-tellings of Robin Hood this month. Scarlet is the first re-telling I’ve read and has the most unique premise among the re-tellings I’ve found. Told from the perspective of “Will” Scarlet, the author ponders the possibility that the young boy in Robin’s band was actually a young woman. Adventure, and of course, romance quickly ensue. Read more »
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Review Summary: The writing style takes some getting used to, but it’s well worth it for this story of romanticized adventure and chivalry.
As part of Alison at The Cheap Reader’s Project: Fairy Tale, I will be reviewing one original and three re-tellings of Robin Hood this month. Ivanhoe is the best I’ve been able to find as an original, since (at least according to Wikipedia), Ivanhoe is the first story in which Robin Hood appears in his modern incarnation. In this version of the story, Ivanhoe is the central hero fighting to preserve England for Richard the Lion-Hearted, an endeavor which leads to his alliance with Robin Hood. Fortunately for our purposes, Robin Hood gets at least as much spotlight as Ivanhoe. This book also has the same over-the-top chivalry and sense of adventure that I’ve always found so enjoyable in modern re-tellings of the story of Robin Hood. Read more »
Hello all and welcome to the 24 hour read-a-thon! To check out the status updates, mini-challenges and other participants, check out our host’s website here. Personally, I’m getting a bit of a late start today after sleeping off a particularly exhausting work week and I’ll probably be doing some work on and off today as well as reading. But I’m very excited about the upcoming mini-challenges so I’ll be doing as many of those as possible and updating this post as I go. Read more »