I put off reading this for years after it was recommended to me. I think it was the cover that turned me off. I couldn’t relate to that girl on the cover. She looked like the heroine of a sappy romance.
You’d think I would’ve learned by now not to judge books by their covers.
The Goose Girl is full of frank characters and great imagery. I enjoyed it very much. It didn’t matter that I knew the story already since I grew up on Grimms’ fairy tales.
I’m not sure why I’m so adverse to taking book recommendations, but I rarely read things other people recommend.
Sometimes I do. Like the other day, when I put a whole slew of books on hold at the library.
The Eight by Katherine Neville
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Princess Academy: The Lost Sisters by Shannon Hale
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
An odd assortment? Yes. Also, far too many for me to read before they all come due.
We’ll see how far I get. I do have my bum glued to the couch for several hours a day thanks to a hungry and adorable baby girl, so I ought to make fair progress.