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December 2012 Voting

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Here are the books for December 2012 Voting. I went with the unusual fairytale twists/fractured fairytale theme.

Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Robert Koertge - Free-verse reveals true stories behind well-known fairy tales, some reset in modern times, as a strung-out match girl sells CDs to drug users, Little Red Riding Hood admits that she wanted to know what it is like to be swallowed whole, and Cinderella's stepsisters are duped.

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me by Kate Bernheimer - The founder of the literary journal "Fairy Tale Review" collects stories inspired by classic fairy tales and written by such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Francine Prose, Kevin Brockmeier, and Shelley Jackson.

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce - After a Fenris, or werewolf, killed their grandmother and almost killed them, sisters Scarlett and Rosie March devote themselves to hunting and killing the beasts that prey on teenaged girls, learning how to lure them with red cloaks and occasionally using the help of their old friend, Silas, the woodsman's son.

Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue - A collection of thirteen interconnected stories that give old fairy tales a new twist.

The Poison Apples by Lily Archer - At an elite Massachusetts boarding school, three fifteen-year-old girls of very different backgrounds discover a common bond and form a club to plot revenge against their evil stepmothers.

Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link - A collection of monster stories from Kelly Link, and features selections entitled "The Faery Handbag," in which an old woman carries an entire village around in her purse; as well as "The Surfer," and others.


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Dec. 3rd, 2012 03:43 am (UTC)
I'm going to go with Kissing the Witch but they all sound cool.

Edited at 2012-12-14 01:11 am (UTC)
Dec. 12th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
I was going to hold off on voting til everyone else had voted in case of a tie, idk why no one is voting... I would like to read Sisters Red, but I'm down with everything. Maybe everyone is busy because of the holidays? Should we maybe wait and try voting again on this same selection in January? How do you feel about that, Selenia?
Dec. 14th, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
I think that's a good idea!
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