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Chelsea Russell's Blog

I grew up with a love of the written word. Writing is an art just like any other creative endeavor. Unlike painting with pastels, my words are my medium.

Currently reading

The Passage
Justin Cronin
The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker
Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God's Everything
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Jenna Woginrich
The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold

The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold - Francesca Lia Block Not quite a solid four stars, but good enough to rate it thus. I think the best word to sum up these fairy tale retellings is bittersweet. The author's style of writing was absolutely beautiful. Her choice of words and descriptions were entrancing and not at all standard. She is quite blasé about the use of drugs and sex, which seems to be the norm as of late. I didn't expect to find that sort of content in this book, so I suppose I was just caught of guard. I also preferred the beginning stories over the later.