ALL UR FAIRY TALE ARE BELONG 2 ME! #tbt #amreading

When I was little, I checked Andrew Lang‘s Rainbow Fairy Books. Andrew Lang, in case you aren’t familiar with this wonderful collection, was a Scottish anthropologist, historian, writer, and collector of folk and fairy tales.

I told myself that, when I was big, I would own all those beautiful books.

I do. Behold!

RainbowFBThey’re all in paperback, not the clothbound editions of my childhood, but the stories are there, and so are the illustrations and gorgeous color plates.

I also have them all on my ebook reader, so I’m never without them. 🙂

Did growing up on these stories influence the fairy tale qualities of SAGE? Oh, yeah!

If you haven’t experienced these beautiful books, I highly recommend them.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character achieves a childhood ambition.

MA

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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “ALL UR FAIRY TALE ARE BELONG 2 ME! #tbt #amreading

  1. Rasheed Hooda

    June 18, 2015 at 8:44am

    Yes, our childhood readings definitely have an affect on how or what we write.

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      Marian Allen

      June 18, 2015 at 10:20am

      It makes the role of a good librarian even more important than otherwise.

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  2. Jane

    June 18, 2015 at 9:54am

    So …
    How do you suppose growing up reading SAGE might influence a young person???

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  3. Sarah Glenn

    June 18, 2015 at 7:35pm

    I LOVED the Lang books. I didn’t realize how many colors there were till college. There
    I was, a supposed adult, reading the books in the folklore section.

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      Marian Allen

      June 18, 2015 at 9:33pm

      Oh, well, FOLKLORE, you know. That’s quite respectable. FAIRY TALES are for children, but FOLKLORE….

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