FInished reading: Ice, by Sarah Beth Durst. It was okay. I burned right through it and enjoyed reading it, but when I finished it I felt like it could have been better in a lot of ways. The author puts a really interesting and original spin on the original story, but I felt it could have been developed more. The characters didn’t have a lot of depth, certain threads were left loose, and the ending was kind of abrupt. Still, I love this story and am always keen to read new versions of it. I read Edith Pattou’s version (East) many years ago. I like them both, though they are very different. However, both left me feeling like there was unrealized potential to the story, if that makes sense…
East of the sun and west of the moon
One of my favorite childhood novels is East by Edith Pattou. I immediately thought of it when watching Legend of Korra, for obvious reasons. I was also vaguely reminded of the book when reading about Disney’s new movie Frozen, although the novel is actually based on the folk tale East of the Sun and West of the Moon (the story shares a few similarities with The Snow Queen from my recollections, although those may not be entirely reliable XD)
It’s a lovely story, and I highly recommend it.
if there is one thing that I have learned it is that as much as we try to influence others and keep them with us, they will do as they please because they are free spirits. that is the trouble with loving a wild thing, you are always left watching the door.
North Child by Edith Pattou
“Ebba Rose was the name of our last-born child. Except it was a lie. Her name should have been Nyamh Rose. But everyone called her Rose rather than Ebba, so the lie didn’t matter. At least, that is what I told myself.”
HETALIA REACTION GIFS (part 3) GERMANY EDITION
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A GerIta translation from the wonderful Hakoniwa.