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Nov 09, 2008 12:15PM

1218 Petra's post in another thread made me think...what are some of our favorite fairy tales?

I love the early stuff--they're full of things we wouldn't want our children to read. I posted something on this here:

Fairy Tales about Fairy Tales

I think, by far, my favorite tale is BLUE BEARD. It's horribly I don't know why it's so fascinating!

Anyone else??
Nov 09, 2008 12:09PM

1218 Hi Petra. Actually my first book was on the 17th century fairy tale. Perrault wrote some great tales--but there are tons of other tale writers we've ignored: Madame d'Aulnoy, Madame de Murat, etc.

Marina Warner has some great anthologies that include them.

Wonders and Marvels

Twitter anyone? (8 new)
Oct 29, 2008 07:05AM

1218 Just started a few weeks ago--it's a lot of fun. But really wanting some book geeks to play with!

Twitter me at
Oct 29, 2008 06:49AM

1218 Phantom absolute favorite from childhood
Oct 23, 2008 08:23AM

1218 What are some of the oddest birth control methods you've read about in historical fiction or nonfiction? (OCD Lori--Online Comment Director--is this too risque?)

Catherine Delors posted this on 18th century contraception. What do y'all think? Have any other good links/reads?
Birth Control History

Oct 19, 2008 08:21AM

1218 That's funny about bookmark loyalty, Eric. i wish that I could use bookmarks. I end up using pens, pencils, used envelopes, my glasses...anything I can find. And sometimes I end up losing my glasses in one of the 5 books that I have going--and have to figure out what I read last!

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Oct 15, 2008 06:50AM

1218 I'll have to think about that--but the first book that made my 7 year-old daughter cry was EMMY AND THE SHRINKING RAT. It's a lovely, magical book. It was so amazing to see a new reader understand the power of fiction.

Oct 12, 2008 10:00AM

1218 Written, written hearing everyone's favorites!

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Oct 10, 2008 09:52PM

1218 A headlight--I might have to try that. Otherwise, have tried clip-on lights and small flashlights. They never seem to work!

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Oct 10, 2008 06:37AM

1218 The one I'm writing now--on early French medicine. Think 17th century, think bloodletting, scientific rivalry, and murder cases. Nonfiction, but oh so fun!!

Then one more? Something where I get to imagine the life that my 8 year old daughter will get to grow up to live. It would be fun imagining her as an adult.
Of course, it would be upbeat and light-hearted. Just as I hope that life will treat her!

Can't imagine two more different books! :)

Wondersa and Marvels
Oct 09, 2008 06:09AM

1218 Any place, any genre.

For me: going back to originals, Madame de Lafayette, THE PRINCESSE OF CLEVES (but it's really set in the 16th century); anything about the Salem Witch Trials; Orest Ranum, PARIS IN THE AGE OF ABSOLUTISM.

And you?

Online Comment Director Lori, did I put this in the right place? :)

Wonders and Marvels
Oct 08, 2008 08:03PM

1218 April, thanks! I've got it set that way, but it's not working. But at least I know that I'm in the right place.

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Oct 08, 2008 07:52PM

1218 Oh, and Logan...I agree. It's totally cheaper to buy the book than to pay the fines. I'm sure that my UPS guy can tell when I'm blocked by the library wizards.

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Oct 08, 2008 07:49PM

1218 I'm not kidding, guys. Every January, our library has "fine amnesty". $1 off fines for every canned good you bring in. Last year, I fill a rolling suitcase full of cans. It's a sickness, I tell you. A sickness.

Laura, want to start a support group? :)

Wonders and Marvels
Oct 08, 2008 03:06PM

1218 Here's my problem...I pay more library fines than I ever should because I CAN'T PART WITH THE BOOKS once I have them. It's like giving up a child. I'm actually blocked right now from the library where I work because I'm a such a bibliophile hoarder. Any one share my pain?

Wonders and Marvels
Oct 07, 2008 06:57PM

1218 Laura, you and I are kindred book spirits!! I'm feeling less guilty for the ones orphaned in the corner now.
Oct 07, 2008 05:51PM

1218 I have a sickness, a true sickness. The UPS guy waves at me with each Amazon delivery. I just don't feel whole unless there are books at my side.

Has anyone tried Kindle? Does that help addiction, or just make it worse?

Wonders and Marvels
Oct 07, 2008 05:45PM

1218 Do you read from start to finish, one book at a time? Or do you hop around?

I'm something of a serial dater when it comes to books. My nightstand is littered with suitors. How to pick just one?!

Good thing for my husband of 17 years that I only have this problem with books! :)

Wonders and Marvels
Oct 07, 2008 11:32AM

1218 Hi guys. I'm still finding my way around this place. Is there any simple way to track a given discussion? I'd love to get an email or something when someone responds to a question I asked--or if there is a fascinating thread that I want to follow. (I know, all of the discussions here are fascinating!)

All help would be most welcome!

Wonders and Marvels
Oct 07, 2008 05:46AM

1218 THE TIME TRAVELERS WIFE. I research from time to time at the Newberry, where a chunk of it takes place. I get so distracted now when I'm in the building.

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