Friday, 24 June 2011

Follow Friday (#15)

I'm back!  I've been gone for ages, I know, but now I am back and I have 4 or 5 reviews on the way, including a few books not quite out yet...  Ah, I've missed blogging!  Ooh, and keep an eye out for the Fortnight of Guests, 'cause let me tell you, it's coming soon...

Follow Friday
is a fun way for bloggers to find new blogger friends!  It's hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View, and it's such an awesome idea!  
And the feature this week is:
I'm A Book Shark
And our question is...
"In Light Of The Summer Solstice. Also Known As Midsummer... Let's Talk About Fairies. What Is Your Favorite Fairy Tale Or Story That Revolves Around The Fae?"

Ok, easy peasey.  A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.  It's my favourite play, and I just love the mischief, rhyming and general story.  All the magic and the fairy king and queen, the mistakes in love and the guy with a donkey head: ah, what's not to love?  The characters are brilliant too - Puck in particular.
 Midsummer Night's Dream: Oxford School Shakespeare
Which may be why my fave YA faerie series is The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa.  I am in love with the first book at the moment!  The NeverNever (I can't read that without giggling.  Shows just how mature I am), the characters, the writing.  Love it! 
As for fairy tales, I always loved Beauty and the Beast.  The orignial, by Jeanne-Marie le Prince de Beaumont.  Just the seeing beneath superficial looks to what someone really's like inside.  The most beautiful can be the ugliest on the inside, whereas beneath the looks of a beast there can be true beauty.  Poetical, beautiful; I love it.  'Course, watching the Disney film with all the catchy songs helps as well!  ;)
Beauty and the Beast

Well, that's me.  Nice odd variety for ya.  If you found me through FF, drop a link. (But it I don't comment, it's probably 'cause I can't.  Sorry!  My account's playing up, still.  Don't suppose anyone knows how to sort that out?)  If not, what's your fave fairy/fey tale?  :)

Have a great weekend everyone!


Kristen said...

Hi, new follower here! I really want to read The Iron Fey series, it looks really good! Happy Friday and check out my Follow Friday post on my blog!


Katie said...

Yes! The Iron Fey series is great!

New follower (:

Teen Fiction Centre said...

Hey there, I found your blog via Follow Friday, and I'm your latest follower!

If you get a moment, head over to Teen Fiction Centre and have a look around!

Mimi Valentine said...

Hi, my fellow book addicted girl! ;) I'm a new follower here and that was probably the lamest joke I've ever told x) You can ignore it.

Anyways, I definitely agree with you about Julie's Iron Fey series! The way she creates everything in her novels from her Faery world to her characters to the plot of the story is just so intriguing!

And I'm a big fan of anything Shakespeare. It seems kind of weird, but I don't know what it is about his stories that make them classics. A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of my faves too :)

Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Alison said...

Hopping through. Love Iron Fey too. I watched a movie of Midnight Summer's Dream years ago and really liked it but haven't read the play.
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TG said...

The Iron King has been on my shelf for ages; I MUST pick it up and read it.