Robin McKinley's novel, Deerskin, is loosely based on the Charles Perrault fairytale, Donkey Skin. In both stories, a beloved king wants to marry his daughter. His daughter runs away, works menial labor in disguise, and finds love with a prince from another kingdom. Perrault's Donkey Skin contains key elements found in other fairy tales. In … Continue reading thoughts on mckinley’s deerskin
thoughts on rice’s the claiming of sleeping beauty
Ever since I devoured Anne Rice's vampire and witch stories in my twenties, I've been curious to read her erotica, written under the pseudonym A. N. Roquelaure. I finally got around to it with The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. I assumed Rice had eschewed Disney's version of Sleeping Beauty in favor of something more like … Continue reading thoughts on rice’s the claiming of sleeping beauty
selflessness or the fear of saying no?
There's a theme that has been coming to my attention for quite a while now. Usually when that happens, it means I need to take a good look at how the theme might apply to me. Then I make changes if I need to and I'm brave enough. The theme that keeps popping up has … Continue reading selflessness or the fear of saying no?