Friday, 24 June 2011

Follow Friday (2)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkie's View. It's a really fun way to get to know other bloggers and pick up a few new followers on the way.


This weeks question is: In light of the Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favourite fair take or story that revolves around fae?

I would have to say that Cinderella is my favourite fairy tale. It had everything. A beautiful mistreated heroine, a fairy god mother, ugly step-sisters, a sinister step mother, Prince Charming, you name it!

The book that really brought my Cinderella nostalgia to mind is Ella Enchanted which is a bit of a retelling of the Cinderella story with a twist. Ella is a beautifully written headstrong heroine who doesn't wait around for Charming to save her. I know it's meant to be a child's book but sometimes you just gotta go with your inner child. 


  1. Hi! Thanks for coming by my blog, following you right away! And yes, I know "Midsummer Night's Dream" might be a little bit to heavy but, don't worry, if you like the story you will finish it, is not so hard, promise! :D

    I haven't read Ella Enchanted but I've watched a movie with the same name, could it be the same story? This Ella, from the movie, had to do everything that other people asked her to do (a "gift" from her fairy godmother^^U). If it is the same story I'd love to read the book! xD



  2. thanks for dropping by my blog! thanks for following also,

    following your blog too. hope to discuss books with you! ^^

  3. Hey Alaiel! Yes it's the same story! they made it into a film. As always though the book is so much better.

    Thanks so much for following. Have a great weekend.


  4. @Gabby. Looking forward to discussing books with you too!

  5. Hi there new follower here from the hop! Love you blog! :)

    Great choices!

  6. FREAKING LOVED Ella Enchanted! Thanks for stopping by my blog on the hop :)

    Have a great weekend!
    ♥ Trish Just a YA Girl

  7. Ella Enchanted is a really good book- great choice!

  8. I actually never read those books but I did watch the movies, great pick for this friday,,,

  9. Thanks for stopping by, hon, and nice pick with Ella Enchanted! Have a fabulous weekend. :)

    Sally @ Bibrary Bookslut

  10. Cinderella is a great choice - I have heard the original fiary tale is quite dark! Thanks for visiting me at Hands and Home, I am now following you back and look forward to reading more from you in the future!
    Bonnie @ HandsAndHome

  11. Hey, I didn't read Ella Enchanted but I watched it and loved it!! Following back, Happy FF!

  12. Happy Follow Friday! Stopping by via Parajunkee. I'm a new follower.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  13. New follower from the Follow Friday hop as countrysunset40 on gfc. Come on over to visit when you gfet the chance.

    Have a great day!

  14. So, I read Ella Enchanted probably 5 times in a row when I was young. I wanted my own Char haha.

    Thanks for visiting me at the book element! Happy Friday! New Follower :)

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great answer (: Cinderella used to be my favorite princess! New follower, have a great weekend.
    -Katie @ Magic Is In Words

  16. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love Cinderella. It's one of my favorite fairytales. I haven't read Ella Enchanted yet. I did watch the movie, but that was long ago. I should read the book. :)

    New follower!

    My Cute Bookshelf

  17. Hi!
    Thanks for swinging by my blog. Love Ella Enchanted :) Hated how the film murdered the fantasticness that was the book but you can't have them all I suppose.

    New Follower :)
    Blethering About Books

  18. Thanks for hopping by my blog and following. I am now following you back :) Cinderella seems to be a favorite of many and I have never read Ella, I didn't even know it was a book first. Will have to check it out. Have a great weekend!

  19. Thanks everybody for stopping by and following. Hope you're all having a great Friday (or Sat if you're in Australia like me!)



  20. Yay, you're the first Ella Enchanted fan I've seen today! :)

    My blog is here:

    New follower :)

  21. Hey- thanks for visiting FF

    I love Cinderella too.

    You should really read The Iron Fey. You'll love it.

    Following back.

  22. Hey Lan, thanks for stopping by my blog and for the follow. :)

    Cinderella is a great story and there's nothing wrong with entertaining the child in us every once in a while. :)

    Have a great weekend and following back.

    The Word Fiend

  23. Hi! Thanks so much for dropping by and following my blog :D I loved Cinderella probably made all of us girls wish for our Prince Charming hahaha.

  24. Hi! Thanks for the follow! I'm following you now, too :)

    I didn't realize that Ella Enchanted was a book! I've seen the movie numerous times (my kids LOVE it)! I'll have to check it out for their next book to read.

    Richard @ Bound & Determined...

  25. Hi Lan, thanks for stopping by. I'd never even realised that there were other versions of The Worn Out Dancing Shoes!

    Ella Enchanted sounds like a much better heroine!

    Have a happy belated Friday!

  26. Nice pick! I did the same as you know :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower now :)

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  27. Thanks for the visit, comment and follow :) Following you back!

  28. Hopping through. I still need to read Ella Enchanted. It's such a classic and I'm sad that I haven't gotten to it.
    My Hop

  29. Hi there, I am a brand new follower! I'm hoping you'll come visit my blog. : )


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