Oct 18, 2012

Fairy Tale Read-a-Thon: Start & Updates Post!

The Fairy Tale Read-a-Thon is hosted by Debz @ Debz Bookshelf.

The goal of this read-a-thon is of course to read fairy tales & fairy tale retellings.

The read-a-thon started yesterday & lasts until Monday October 22nd.

To sign up, visit the sign up post HERE or the latest posts HERE.

So, yeah, I'm a little late joining the party. I just haven't been up to reading or blogging this month, no idea why, and thought I'll try to read at least one book, since I've already signed up, but going through my books choosing what to read, I actually got in a reading mood, so yeah, I think this is what I've need it :)

My Reading List:

So, I know I won't read all of these, but I need to have options ;) I'll actually start with A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, and my goal is to read at least 3 books. I decided not to count pages, I'll just update this post below with what I've read.


My Read-a-Thon Stats:

Books read: 3

Original Fairy Tales read: 11+

Mini Challenges participated in: 3 

Update #1:

I read A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz - I loved it, it was so much fun, and it made me wish I had In A Glass Grimmly, too, so I could've devoured it right away :) Now I need to decide what to read tomorrow :)

I also read a few of the original Grimm fairy tales: Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The Seven Ravens, Little Brother and Little Sister, The Robber Bridegroom and The Devil and the Three Golden Hairs. I wasn't planning to read any of these, but after I read A Tale Dark & Grimm, I decided to remind myself to the main fairy tales used in it, although there were elements from a few others as well, and thankfully they can be read online for free ;) 

So, I decided to continue reading some of the originals as well, as I meet them in the books I read for the read-a-thon, so I decided to count them, too, after all, they're short & easy reads, and it's great to be reminded of them, and I also read a few new ones, too ;) After all, I haven't read all of them! 

I also participated in the two mini challenges.

Update #2:

I read Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George, and of course I loved it :)

Now I'm reading:

 I know, once more I strayed from my reading list lol, I'm just not good at sticking to my reading plans!

I also read 4 more Grimm fairy tales: two quite similar, but slightly different versions of Cinderella (one was called Ashputtel), The Twelve Dancing Princesses & Little Red-Cap (which is of course Little Red Riding Hood).

 I also did today's (Saturday) mini challenge: I took the Fairy Tale Personality Character Quiz and...

Update #3:

I finished yesterday Ella Enchanted (I absolutely loved it so much), and now I'm reading:

I know, I was actually thinking about putting Ice & Ella Enchanted on my list, but didn't because I was planning to read from the books above, but changed my mind once again :) As I said, I'm not good at keeping to my reading plans, I'm such a moody reader :D And I love Ice  so far - after all it's a retelling of one of my most fav fairy tales!

I did read a few more original fairy tales, one of them was Beauty & the Beast, but I decided to stop counting them any more, especially after reading a really silly version of Cinderella (I know - 3 versions of Cinderella, what I was thinking, although the other 2 were great & original), but I am planning to read again both East of the Sun, West of the Moon, as well as the version I love even more White-Bear-King-Valemon. 


  1. What a great idea to read the original stories too! I love those stories and I have some different copies from the original stories lying here.

    A tale dark and Grimm is a great book. I wished it got more attention :)
    Sisters Red is good, Sweetly even better! I'm looking forward to read Fathomless. Perhaps for this challenge.
    Princess of Glass (L) Adorable! Poppy is hilarious.
    Two and twenty dark tales, bit disappointing.
    A curse dark as gold is also on my list. Looks really good :) The same for The book of lost things.

    So. End of rambling! Happy reading today :D

    Fairytale read-a-thon @thedailyprophecy.

    1. Yeah, I know, I've read so many versions of some of the most popular, so it's interesting reading the originals or the closest I could find ;)

      Yeah, I loved it, now I'm dying to read In A Glass Grimmly :)

      I'm reading Princess of Glass right now, and I love it, and yeah, Poppy is hilarious :D

      Too bad about 22 Dark Tales, so I might skip it for now, I'm actually planning to read A Curse Dark As Gold or The Book of Lost Things next after I finish with Princess of Glass, unless I can't stop myself re-reading Princess of the Midnight Ball :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I finished Princess of Glass yesterday! I enjoyed it a lot.

    I'm a big fan of Jackson Pearce's retellings! Hope you get to them soon if not for the read-a-thon. :)

  3. I just finished A Tale Dark and Grimm last night, and I loved it too. You've got a fantastic list. You're in for a treat with a lot of those books. I especially love A Curse Dark as Gold, and the Jessica Day George books, Reckless, Ella Enchanted, and Sisters Red are all favorites of mine. I can't wait to read Sweetly too. Happy reading!

    Pica @ Pica Reads

  4. Ooh, I don't know that I've read any of the Grimm tales, or at least none that I actually remember!! So I think it's cool that you're re-reading or reading them new for this :D

    Looks like you've been reading some really interesting ones for this read-a-thon! Yay! :D