[Belle’s Bookish Tales] MY EXPECTATIONS FOR FAIRY TALE RETELLINGS

Fairytales are an integral part of family tradition and sometimes of one’s beliefs. Whether it’s Cinderella or The Little Mermaid, we grew up with Disney’s purified versions of the taleS and as we grew older, we find that the original fairy tales were far bloodier and violent. Yet even with these in mind our love … Continue reading [Belle’s Bookish Tales] MY EXPECTATIONS FOR FAIRY TALE RETELLINGS

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[Top Ten Tuesday] SIX FICTIONAL PLACES TO VISIT (and survive)

I'm a slut for good world building. If I were in said fictional world I'd probably be the nerd running from library to museum to the open market. I'd probably even get myself killed because of the dozens of souvenirs I believed were too important to let go of. When I saw the prompt for … Continue reading [Top Ten Tuesday] SIX FICTIONAL PLACES TO VISIT (and survive)

[Belle’s Bookish Tales] HAS BOOKSTAGRAM BECOME SUPERFICIAL?

Blogging should be fun. There are no right way or wrong way to blog about books. Whether your avenue is WordPress, Youtube, Instagram, or even Twitter, your platform is yours. With bookstagram there have been recent opinions about the presentation of books. Or rather, the lack of book related content bookstagrammers have become accustomed to. … Continue reading [Belle’s Bookish Tales] HAS BOOKSTAGRAM BECOME SUPERFICIAL?

[Belle’s Bookish Tales] WHEN BUYING BOOKS BECOME A PRIVILEGE

Ebooks have come under a lot of scrutiny; ebook readers are accussed of not being real bookworms and the reason for the death of the industry for physical books. The reasons for our betrayal is a list longer than my arm. The long held opinion that bookworms are only supposed to read paper and ink … Continue reading [Belle’s Bookish Tales] WHEN BUYING BOOKS BECOME A PRIVILEGE