Fairy tales, fantasy, and teens

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this last week’s booklist post will feature a short-ish list of titles of teen reads for your reading pleasure. To be honest, teen fantasy and I are somewhat akin to strangers as I tend to favour the contemporary novels instead. Reading these titles were a bit challenging for me but there were aspects that I found myself enjoying. 

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Fairy tales and graphic novels

Hi everyone, this week’s post is about a series of graphic novels I found. Now, I know there are versions of fairy tales made into graphic novels that have become some form of manga that are irresistible to tween and teen readers. This particular series caught my eye in 2020 and I may have given a short review then. In this post I will be giving you a longer review as the series had some quirky drawings and also because the adventures centre around one specific character. To find out you’ll have to press the button below…

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A short booklist of Scandinavian folklore

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Hi everyone, welcome to another week of epic fantasy and high drama. In this week’s post I’ll be giving you and your tween a selection of titles that have a distinct Scandinavian flavour to them. So, if you were looking forward to this post, then why not go ahead and press the button…

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Classic fairy tales vs. re-told tales

Hi everyone, welcome to this week’s discussion post. Having read quite a number of fairy tales over my years I recently found that there are those catalogued as re-told fairy tales or with the label ‘fractured’ or ‘adapted’ along with them. So I thought, why not read a few and see how they compare with the originals, well, the ones I remember anyway…

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Let’s enjoy a blended fairy tale series!

Hi everyone, welcome to this first week of January!! I hope you all had a fun-filled weekend of New Year festivities. My parents and I had a somewhat quiet one exploring a nearby garden and sculpture trail. This first week’s post is actually about a series of fantasy books I enjoyed a few years ago and maybe even blogged about a little. Well, there’s only one way to find out for sure, you need to click on the button below…

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Once upon a time a New Year began…

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Hi and welcome friends to January 2023!! This month my brother and I celebrate another birthday together and become ever so slightly older!! Summer has finally arrived in full swing and has brought hope for a pleasurable New Year. This month’s theme favours those of you who enjoy fantasy reads. To find out more you will have to press the button below…

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A selection of art-inspired reads for tweens

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, I hope October is treating you all well. I’m actually in the middle of a life change of sorts. Nothing too major but a bit busy with all that life throws at you at times!! This week is a selection of reads that have titles with art-inspired adventures of sorts. I hope you enjoy this little booklist!!

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Let’s enjoy some art this October!

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Hi everyone, welcome to October and the changes it brings. Down here in New Zealand, the kids have a two-week school holiday starting now and the weather has calmed down. Spring has settled down and summer is not too far along. My choice for this month’s theme is Art, and all that art means to me. So, why not press the button below to find out more…

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My Favourite “Last” Lines

Hi everyone, I hope this month has been treating you well. It’s been a bit busy at work with many events and changes. This week is a personal post that is a little bit out of the ordinary. I had planned some time ago to share my favourite quotes but I realised there are many blogs out there with such content, so I decided to share my top seven ‘last’ quotes instead. For a bit more of an explanation click the button below… 

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My favourite seasonal tween reads

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Hi friends, this first week’s post will bring you a booklist of my favourite seasonal tween reads! Here you will be treated to a selection of titles that showcase the different seasons and feature a cast of characters that you could possibly fall in love with. So, if you’re ready, go ahead and press the button below…

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