When I was a little girl I wanted to be a secretary.
Something about staplers, White-Out, and
my own filing cabinet sounded
far too freaking wonderful.
Now that I’m a little older,
those dreams have passed and in their place
another fantasy has taken hold of me.
I long to be in a fairy tale.
I don’t care if I’m a princess,
a fairy godmother,
or a toad in the background,
just as long as I get to be apart of Fairyland.
I think that’s why I love Disneyland so much…
*day dreams about the land of the Disney*
Today’s list includes a few of my favorite fairy tale type stories.
Let us begin:
then you shall adore the book.
And if you haven’t seen the movie,
well than what are you waiting for?!
Filled with “fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants,
monsters, chases, escapes, true love, [and] miracles… “
The Princess Bride is a tongue and cheek tale
that will have you laughing out loud.
2. Neil Gaiman’s Stardust
in my humble opinion. Poetically written,
yet with a modern feel, Stardust had me
swooning, cheering, and on the edge of my seat.
as they travel through Faerie meeting all sorts of strange folk.
I loved loved loved this book and I highly recommend it.
3. Weis and Hickman’s Dragonlance Chronicles
Caramon Majere, Raistlin Majere, Flint Fireforge,
Tasslehoff Burrfoot, and Kitiara Uth Matar,
Dragonlance is the story of a small band of beings who are
trying to save their homeland Ansalon.
The series starts with the first three books:
Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Dragons of Winter Night
Dragons of Spring Dawning
My lovely Mr. Cutie introduced me to these books
and I’ve thanked the stars ever since.
It turns out I’m not the only Bookworm who loved these books.
I received emails from both Pushy and Mrs. V when they
saw it on my Goodreads list. Definitely a must if you
enjoy the fantasy genera.
4. J. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit
I think it’s a combination of
and the fact that it’s a wonderful story.
For such a well known,
5. C. S. Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew
side note: this is totally the cover on my copy.
Out of all the Chronicle of Narnia books,
The Magician’s Nephew is hands down my favorite.
Now it’s the first in the Chronicle series,
however, back in the day it was book 6.
Documenting the creation of Narnia,
Lewis sends the reader on a journey through many worlds.
If you’ve tried reading this series before,
Looking for something based on reality?
How about Water for Elephants.
I had never given much thought to circus life.
Water for Elephants gives us a glimpse into a different world,
one not many of us will ever experience. While I felt the end was
rushed, overall, I truly enjoyed reading this book.
True love, angst, danger, historical facts, and humor guaranteed.
And on that note:
I’m gonna beg y’all once again to join us Bookworms
on Goodreads. I love finding out what everyone is
reading. My to-read list is growing faster than
a cheetah chasin’ a gazelle.
I’ll see y’all again next month with
another list. For now I must bid you ado.
Happy Reading y’all!