Magic and Fairy-tale Dice: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/20

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Magic and Fairy-tale Dice Game This seemingly simple, small box is filled with endless worlds of enchantment. The concept is straighforward: you receive nine gorgeously illustrated wooden dice, each side featuring an iconic picture evocative of fairytale lore. From mice to moons, pumpkins to red cloaks … Read moreMagic and Fairy-tale Dice: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/20

The Wind Blew All Around Me

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It was so beautiful outside, like a child’s watercolor dream of fall. It was unseasonably warm but not uncomfortably so. The previous night’s rain had left everything with a glowing, over-saturated sheen of color. The wind danced and blustered, playing hide-and-go-seek with itself, swirling the bright confetti leaves madly in every direction. Right before sunset, … Read moreThe Wind Blew All Around Me

Batty Betty

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  I can imagine this story originating as a bedtime conversation between a parent and a particularly imaginative child. “So there’s this brave tuba and he meets a sad banana and they join forces with a dancing giant to defeat some bullying beavers…” Which actually just summed up the plot for you. It’s a cute, … Read moreBatty Betty

The Typewriter’s Tale

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It will take a certain kind of person to fully appreciate this book. If, for instance, you could never make it through the densely twisting word-forests of Henry James, you will likely run screaming away to some more easily navigable, clear-cut pasture. If, however, you found yourself enthralled with every belabored word, reveling in his … Read moreThe Typewriter’s Tale

Emperor of The Eight Islands: The Tale of Shikanoko Review and Giveaway

Medieval Japan seems a fitting setting for a tale of fantasy and intrigue. In my mind it is a place and era that have taken on phantasmagorical proportions, ripe with dragons, levitating monks and rulers who seemingly lived for thousands of years. Emperor of the Eight Islands, Book One: The Tale of Shikanoko is the … Read moreEmperor of The Eight Islands: The Tale of Shikanoko Review and Giveaway