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9th – 15th – Do you enjoy reading retellings of, or ‘sequels’ to, classic novels? Why or why not? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)
Well, to enjoy a retelling, you have to first have read the original! So, in this case, and for many books, I have to say I don’t know! Horrible isn’t it?
I CAN SAY that I absolutely love when I know when a story is pointing to something that I have already read. For instance, I read A Midsummer’s Night Dream last year and have been able to see that in so many different stories.
I also recently read a retelling of Beauty and the Beast which was decent. But for fairytales, I’m really iffy on most of the retellings. They have to be amazing to get my attention, for some reason. I think the main reason is that I don’t love fairy tales. This is a pretty recent revelation considering I am a huge fan of Disney’s version of fairy tales. I thought I liked them all, but apparently not.
So, the short answer is, I think so. For the ones I’ve read, I try to devour the books, at least on the subjects that I love. Which is another reason why I’m trying to further my education with classics!
What about you? Do you enjoy classic retellings? What about Fairy tale retellings?
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