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A place to share stories about the reading life and good books. Join host Beth Jamieson as she meanders through her reading journey to discover the books that make up a well read life.

A Well Read Life Beth Jamieson

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A place to share stories about the reading life and good books. Join host Beth Jamieson as she meanders through her reading journey to discover the books that make up a well read life.

    Hickory

    Hickory

    I hope you're enjoying the early days of summer. Today, I'm sharing the delightful, heartwarming story of Hickory by Palmer Brown. It is a new-to-me book, but it has quickly become a well-loved classic in our home. 

    • 17 min
    The Beauty and the Beast

    The Beauty and the Beast

    Today, I'm tackling one of the most well-known and beloved fairy tales of all time in its original form, Beauty and the Beast. Written in the 18th century by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, much of the story will be familiar, but this version has many unexpected twists and turns. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by it. 

    • 19 min
    Snow White

    Snow White

    Once again, I'm continuing down the fairy tale rabbit hole. Today, I'm sharing about Snow White. It is a new-to-me version retold by the irreplaceable Joan Aiken, with lovely illustrations by Belinda Downes. And I credit it with changing my view of the story.

    • 14 min
    A Quick Note

    A Quick Note

    I'm out of town traveling this week and next--so look for a new episode the first week of April. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this beautiful weather and a good book!

    • 1 min
    Sometimes Fairy Tales Say It Best

    Sometimes Fairy Tales Say It Best

    Recently, I sat down and had a bookish conversation with Brittany Cuenin. Brittany is also a keen lover of children's literature and fairy tales, and when I found that out, I knew I had to have her on the show. I had so much fun talking with Brittany about all things fairy tales, and I hope you enjoy it as well.
    Brittany's Blog: Tales of a Bookworm

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Hans Christian Anderson's The Nightingale

    Hans Christian Anderson's The Nightingale

    It's been a while since I've featured a fairy tale on the podcast, but I've wanted to do another series on them for some time. Recently, I've enjoyed re-immersing myself in the world of fairy stories, and I hope you'll join me on this adventure. Today, I'm starting with Hans Christian Anderson's beautiful fairy tale, The Nightingale.
     
    Books mentioned in this episode:
    The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Anderson (affiliate link)
    Tending the Heart of Virtue
    On Stories
    On Fairy-stories

    • 25 min

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