Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I believe...398.2

What am I reading now? The Offering (Kimberly Derting)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far? This is another 3rd book to top off a trilogy. I've enjoyed this series. Here's just a snitch about it:
True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy.

Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks.

Yes, she might think that, but I don't! This is going to be good.

I Believe in Fairy Tales (398.2)
398.2 is the Dewey Decimal number for the Fairy Tales section of the library. I remember learning about that system in middle school and thinking how fairy tales were numbered like the non-fiction books. To me, that elevated the importance of fairy tales--they were very nearly true!

When I read them to children (Or, let's be honest, to myself with no children in sight too!), there are many things I believe to be true about them.
•Magic can be found everywhere and in anyone's life
•What's in your heart matters
•Sometimes you have to make your own family (out of gnomes, forest animals or a coven of witches)
•Even if you don't think you are special, there is something only you can do
•Big, bad and evil doesn't win if you refuse to give up
•There is a hero inside all of us

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