"Sometimes the dustiest cover hides the best book. Sometimes the best cup is chipped"
Catch up post!
Day 16 #WRLetitsnow warm beverage. Tea is the seasonal choice, and #ChipMug is the best (though I'm still waiting for one that makes actual bubbles: merchandisers listen to me!) #DecBooksTazmyn Tbr standalones. Wicked! It's been on my Tbr for a year now. It's a standalone right? Day 15 was red books
The sequel to one of my favorite books of all time! This one isn't as good as the first, in my honest opinion. But, it's still definitely worth a read. It's good a great story and atmosphere for days. It almost comes off as a horror novel at times and the settings are fun to imagine. I highly recommend this book. #gregorymaguire#wicked#sonofawitch#bookblog#booksaresuperior
"The chips flew. The trunk of the tree groaned. A mouth opened wider and wider, eating the blade each time the blade rode home. The living wood was pale, evenly ghostly white, the color of the skin of Schneewittchen, the girl who ran away to live with the seven little men, as the old woman had told it."--Gregory Maguire, Hiddensee
Day 16 of #jinglebookrock is dressed in holiday style I don't have holiday sweaters so I threw on my hubby's university ugly sweater
What’s better during than a magical story during the holidays? #Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire is a timeless holiday legend that intertwines the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of a mysterious toy maker who carves him.
I’m starting off with Gregory Maguire’s Hiddensee because it’s my current read and it says a lot about my current Instagram feed right now. I love Christmas. It’s one of my favorite holidays (Halloween is another favorite).
The Nutcracker is my favorite Christmas story. Each year I try to watch a ballet show from the Ovation channel. Last year I read The Nutcracker by ETA Hoffmann and loved it. It is darker than the ballet shows but it still has the magic and hope that the story I thought it was about. So now I’m starting Hiddensee for this Christmas.
I’m not a fast reader so this will probably be a January read to but I don’t mind as it’s a retelling of my favorite Christmas story, The Nutcracker.
@wicked_musical fan? You'll love today's #BookClubDaily: HIDDENSEE: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire, author of the beloved New York Times bestseller WICKED.
Gregory Maguire returns with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy maker who carves him. HIDDENSEE is the magical story of a toymaker, a nutcracker, and a legend remade. "Maguire’s characteristic tone is dark and enchanting in his newest fairy tale revision... a powerful story of hope and redemption sure to delight his fans.” — Booklist (starred review)
Paired with: Beautifully risen rustic bread inspired by the old woman whose bread refused to rise, and "curls of butter" served to Dirk
Enter our HIDDENSEE giveaway from @williammorrowbooks: comment below or bit.ly/BCCBBookGiveaway
My second Wonderland read this year and I LOVED LOVED this one. I finished it last night. I laughed and laughed. Can't really call it a sequel or a retell. It's like the missing thread sewed into the classic story. Gregory Maguire did it again with this one. #gregorymaguire#gregorymaguireafteralice#afteralice