Friday, June 24, 2011

Follow Friday (6) and Book Blogger Hop (6)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee.

This week's question is: In light of the summer solstice, also known as midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairytale or story that revolves around the fae?

My favorite fairytale is the Wild Swans where six brothers are turned into swans and their sister stays mute for years while weaving them shirts out of nettles. Juliet Marillier wrote a beautiful retelling of it called Daughter of the Forest, which is my favorite fairytale book. I am willing to read and likely to enjoy anything featuring the fae. :)

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy For Books.

This week's question is: When did you realize that reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?

I can't remember a time when reading wasn't important in my life. My mom taught me to read young and I have never stopped or even slowed down. It is the purest form of torture when I can't get my hands on a book.


  1. That's interesting because we have the same favorite fairy tale. The Wild Swans is my ultimate favorite! But for tales about fairies, I'd have to say I like Peter Pan :D

    I'm your newest follower! Check out my blog when you have time. Have a great weekend!

  2. Stopping by from the Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  3. Hopping through. I haven't heard of Wild Swans. I'll have to look into it.
    My Hop

  4. I only know bits and pieces of that tale, sounds like a good one though.