Design a site like this with
Get started

The Princess and the Goblin

Ever since I heard this story as a little girl, I was captivated. George MacDonald has a way of telling fairytales/ fantasy stories in a way that connects with a very human experience. The young princess in the story is a curious and naive sort, which drives her to meet and trust many different characters,Continue reading “The Princess and the Goblin”

The Shadows by George MacDonald

This is one of George MacDonald’s stranger tales. It is a fairytale of sorts, but also reads a little like a ghost story. Throughout the story, I was trying to guess what the shadows were. The tricky thing is, not even the shadows seemed to know that. The King of Fairyland Meets the Shadows TheContinue reading “The Shadows by George MacDonald”

What I’m Reading

I’ll blog on some of these books down the road, but I thought I’d share what I’m reading right now and my initial thoughts on these books. Forgiving What You Can’t Forget Lysa Terkeurst This New York Times bestseller stuck out to me because of its title. So often we’re told to forgive and forget,Continue reading “What I’m Reading”

Undine By Friedrich de la Motte Fouque

Though it has been likened to the Little Mermaid, the stakes in Undine’s premise are much higher. She is not just looking for a man she fell in love with; she needs a soul.

Christmas Classics: The Little Match Girl

Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Match Girl has always seemed depressing, and never fit the fairytale genre to me. Yet, it holds its own kind of hope (albeit in a depressing way).

The Wise Woman, or The Lost Princess: A “Prodigal Son” Story of Sorts

(click the image to view on Amazon/ grab your own copy!) As one of my longtime favorite children’s stories by George MacDonald, this one always hits home for me. Ever since I was a little girl, I found this story to be rich and engaging. One of my older sisters shared with me that sheContinue reading “The Wise Woman, or The Lost Princess: A “Prodigal Son” Story of Sorts”

Cross Purposes

Background I wasn’t familiar with the term, “cross purposes” before reading this small, fun fairytale. According to Merriam-Webster, they are, “purposes usually unintentionally contrary to another purpose of oneself or of someone or something else.” See if you can spot any of these in this delightful tale! On an authorial/ historical note, I found itContinue reading “Cross Purposes”

The Dark Side of Light in MacDonald’s The Light Princess

Replete with metaphor and symbolism, word-play and charming innocence, George MacDonald’s The Light Princess is always a treat to re-read. My favorite types of books to read are ones with layers of meaning, which still retain their aesthetic appeal. As I re-read this classic children’s fantasy, I admired the depth and imagination MacDonald brought toContinue reading “The Dark Side of Light in MacDonald’s The Light Princess”

Why Fantasy Matters

Lately I’ve been wondering, why do people love fantasy literature? For me, I think the love began when I was a child, getting wrapped up in the magical lands I could only discover in fairytales. My parents read fantasy books to us sometimes at bedtime, which must have influenced me. Whatever the reason, Fantasy caughtContinue reading “Why Fantasy Matters”