Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Retell Me a Story Wrap-Up and Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in Retell Me a Story, both guest posters and visitors! I had so much fun talking about retellings all week and I hope I can do another celebration next year.

Here's a list of all the fun stuff that happened last week in case you missed something:
- Welcome and giveaway post (giveaway closed),

- A guest post from Nikki of BookPairing on The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood,

- A list of new and upcoming retellings,

- A guest post from author Diane Zahler on fairy tale mixers,

- A review of one of Diane's fairy tale retellings, The Thirteenth Princess,

- A fun Robin Hood guest post by Suey of It's All About Books,

- A guest post by author Marissa Meyer on fairy tale scavenger hunts,

- A review of a fairy tale mash-up, Enchanted by Alethea Kontis,

- A guest post by Angie of Angieville on her favorite classic retellings

- A review of The Turning by Francine Prose, a retelling of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

- A guest post where author April Lindner answers my questions about her classic retellings

- A review of Catherine by April Lindner, a retelling of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

- A guest post from Jessica of Books: A True Story on taking fairy tales to new places

- A review of The Humming Room by Ellen Potter, a sort-of retelling of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

And for those of you who participated in the giveaway, the two winners (who have been contacted by email) were:
1 - Emma @ Hopeful Happiness 
2 - Nikki @ BookPairing

Thanks again and I hope you all found some great new retellings to enjoy this year!  (If not, feel free to peruse the giant list of retellings I've compiled so far :)

If you buy through my Amazon linkage, I will get a very small percentage


  1. I added a lot of books to my TBR list after this week! Thanks so much for such a great feature and thanks again for the giveaway!

    1. I added a bunch of stuff to my TBR too! Thanks for participating :)

  2. Very fun. It looks like you put a lot of hard work into this week. I bet your kinda glad it's over.;-)

    1. I am very glad, actually. It might be a bit quiet on the blog now, since I'm feeling so relieved :)

  3. thanks for hosting such a fun feature! I didn't make the time to comment, but I really enjoyed reading these (and adding some books to my tbr).

    ~L (omphaloskepsis)

    1. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the features and hope you found some great books for reading :)

  4. Awesome awesome job! It was a blast to participate!

    1. Thanks again, I loved your Robin Hood piece!

  5. Great idea! I enjoyed reading all the posts and I am going back and reading the ones I missed. I now have more books on my TBR list though. :) Hope you do this again!

    1. Thanks, Sarah! I hope I get to do it again next year too.


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