Dog-Eared: March 2015

An interesting post (part three of a series) considering what we know and know we know, what we know without realizing, what we know we don’t know, and what we don’t know we don’t know. Alias thought-provoking look at cultural sensitivity and diversity in response to Malinda Lo’s posts on …

Review: The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski

Hardcover, 416 pages Published March 3rd 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Source: ARC from Publisher As is often the case with me, I found The Winner’s Crime to be a much more compelling read, exploring in greater depth gender portrayal and court politics than its predecessor, The Winner’s Curse. As this …

Gaiman's Recent Retellings: Hansel and Gretel/ The Sleeper and the Spindle

  Neil Gaiman, storyteller extraordinaire, released two Fairy Tale retellings recently (October 2014, I believe) and I thought as my last post in fairy tale retellings month that I’d take a quick look at them. First, his retelling of Hansel and Gretel which is beautifully illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti. I found this …

The Cover Wars

(Weirdly, I couldn’t find a synopsis to go with this cover. But the tagline and the mirror leads me to believe a Snow White retelling?) Janet: So I hate the tagline. And I’m not much impressed by the cover, although the broken mirror glass is kinda cool. Buuut this is written …

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett versus The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

The Humming Room Hardcover, 192 pages Published February 28th 2012 by Feiwel & Friends Source: Personal Copy The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett was first published in serial format before being collected as a novel in 1911. Though not initially popular, The Secret Garden rose in the ranks of literature for children in …