Fairy Tales That Aren’t Fairy Tales

Although I read more fantasy than anything else, there are a great many books that I consider favorites that are from a variety of other genres. And many of them, now I think of it, are really fairytales at heart. I don’t mean "fairytales" in the sense that they include fairies or magic or other [...]

Fairy Tales … Truer Than Real Life?

Escapist. Nonsensical. Childish. Delusional. Those are the words that come to mind when many people think of reading fairytales and fantasy. Far-off worlds full of mythical creatures and over-blown heroism. Dragons, swords, magic, fairies, and epic battles. What could be further removed from reality …. right? For the longest time, when asked what I was [...]