Friday, 11 May 2012

Still On My Mind #1

"Still on Mind" is a weekly event, hosted at Ya-Aholic, every thursday to feature a book that you read months or even YEARS ago that was so good (or so scary/unique/funny..etc) that it is 'Still on my (your) Mind!'



This week the book that is still on my mind is...


The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
by Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Josef Scharl(Illustrator), Margaret Hunt (Translator), James Stern (Editor), Padraic Colum (Contributor), Joseph Campbell (Contributor)


For almost two centuries, the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children—and adults—learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of more than 200 enchanting characters included here. Lyrically translated and beautifully illustrated, the tales are presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging.


Why this is still on my mind?

"This was the first book I ever read....you definitely don't forget your firsts. Fairy tales also shape our life...so what if they not really sunshine and roses and a little simplified version of the truth but Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel have all been favorites.....and definitely not to forget with the recent turn of the television, Hollywood and the literary strata to the fairytales.... i'm sure the new movies Snow White & The Hunstman and Mirror, Mirror - tv series - Once Upon A Time and Grimm - Cartoons - All the Disney extravaganza comes to mind..... We all want a magical solution to all our problems don't we....so i don't really think fairytales can ever be forgotten"

9 comments:

  1. ahh I am getting the complete set of the Grimms fairytales soon! I can't wait! This was an awesome pick, can never go wrong with the classics! (:

    Thank you SO much for participating in 'Still on my Mind' this week! :DDD

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  2. I LOVE your banner! And yeah, Grimm's is a great pick!

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  3. Awesome blog! Love the layout on top! :)

    And Grimms' is definitely a classic that no one can go bad with :)

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  4. I can't even remember my first read! Definitely not my first EVER book but my first YA book would be easier to remember. Maybe I'll feature it next week!

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  5. Oh this is great! I haven't read Grimm's tales and i really want too. :/ I wonder how many of them i don't know :p

    Thanks for checking my blog too!

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  6. I have these! I love them too and they really are memorable.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too !

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  7. I tried to issue this from my library but you know what the librarian said, "Aren't you too old for this?" I was 13. I think I'll try this now.

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