Mandy Reads Fairytales: Snow White

We are taking on one of Mandy's least favorite princesses, but kind of one of her favorite moods/story lines, so let's see if she can manage to finish this story instead of DNFing it like the movie?  This week, we will be taking on... 🍎 Snow White! 🍎 Disney's Snow White is based off the Brothers … Continue reading Mandy Reads Fairytales: Snow White

Mandy Reads Fairytales: Sleeping Beauty

We are taking on one of Mandy's childhood icons today, and we will probably be ruining this girl's childhood for life probably since I have never read the childhood story. I'm scared, y'all..  This week, we will be taking on... 😴 Sleeping Beauty! 😴 Disney's Sleeping Beauty is loosely based on the story by Charles Perrault, … Continue reading Mandy Reads Fairytales: Sleeping Beauty

Mandy Reads Fairytales: The Frog Prince

I'm not going to open with another shock and surprise that I'm back in action for once. Let's just get to the origins of one of my favorite Disney movies.  This week, we will be taking on... 🐸 The Frog Prince! 🐸 The Princess and the Frog is another one of the stories that Disney loosely … Continue reading Mandy Reads Fairytales: The Frog Prince

Mandy Reads Fairytales: Cinderella

Is . . . is this real life or just a fantasy BECAUSE THIS GIRL, RIGHT HERE, did a series on time and when planned!! Let's not jinx it and go with the plan. Each addition to the blogging series will bring me, reading a fairytale that a Disney Princess movie was based on and … Continue reading Mandy Reads Fairytales: Cinderella

Mandy Reads Fairytales: The Snow Queen

Welcome, one, welcome all! Today marks a very important day in BPR history. That's right—Mandy is trying to bring back...LE GASP...a blogging series. IKR???? I'm not sure why or how, but it is happening, and I'm already a little twitchy about it. We'll see how long it lasts (as we hold a moment of silence … Continue reading Mandy Reads Fairytales: The Snow Queen

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

 /  / Goodreads At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind--she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of … Continue reading The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Discussion Post: How much of the fairytale do you want in your fairytale retelling?

I've had fairytale retellings on my mind for a while now. I've been reading a few, reading the originals, and kind of am ready for a big ole fairytale binge to get myself back in the princess spirit. However, something has been wriggling in the back of my mind about fairytale retellings ever since I … Continue reading Discussion Post: How much of the fairytale do you want in your fairytale retelling?

Mandy Reads Fairytales: The REAL Little Mermaid

Oh, hello, there. Usually this is the day of The Princesses Read...or the Princes Read...or the Villains Read...or, like, any Disney character ever. But lately my creativity has been RIP (I even held a little funeral for it where I basically just went man, I have none, so I'mma binge watch 3 Buzzfeed Unsolved episodes … Continue reading Mandy Reads Fairytales: The REAL Little Mermaid