AWFairyTale Day 7: Wrapping Up & Giveaway!

Posted March 8, 2015 by Ana in Giveaway, Special Events | 16 Comments


Well, we’ve reached the end of Away to Whimsical Fairy Tale Land or AWFairyTale and I would like to send feel-good and warm-fuzzy thank-you messages. So let’s begin!

To my blog & Twitter followers: My blog and Twitter feed were a lot busier than normal, and I would like to thank you for totally rolling with it. :) Thank you for your lovely comments on my AWFairyTale posts!

To the lovely participants of AWFairyTale: Thank you! This is the first blog event that I’ve hosted and I’m so happy that you took the time to join us. To post, to link up, and to not be annoyed at our mailing list newsletters. :) I hope you enjoyed the event, and all the topics/activities we had for this week. (You also get an extra entry in the giveaway!)

To my dear co-host Charlene: The biggest THANK YOU ♥ to you! Thanks to you, my silly idea about a fairy tale retelling event was refined and became reality. Thank you for being there through e-mail, Twitter, and chatting through Google Docs. Your ideas, input, and words have really made this event amazing. Your dedication to this event, and to our fairy tale shenanigans, were instrumental in bringing it from a concept to an actual event. Thank you!


Twitter Chat Recap

For the Twitter chat, Charlene and I ended up talking about a LOT of topics all over the place. In some attempt at organisation, here’s my attempt at grouping things:

Fairy tales:

  • Retellings featuring more obscure tales would be cool
  • A retelling based off a popular tale could really mix it up by throwing some surprise obscure tales in the mix
  • Love interests in retellings can be a foregone conclusion, but why not mix it up?
  • Our picks for favourite retellings in this event were Daughter of the Forest and Wildwood Dancing, both by Juliet Marillier.

Book series:

  • Princess Academy (the third book just came out and the whole series has some GORGEOUS new covers!)
  • Throne of Glass (and how much the ending of Heir of Fire ruined us)
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses (which Charlene LOVED and Ana wants to read and which has lots of hot dudes)
  • Game of Thrones (and the conception of the term “Bricks of Literature”)

Other things:

  • Once Upon a Time (which Charlene watches but Ana doesn’t AND ANA REALLY SHOULD WATCH IT)
  • A GoT-based workout: 10 push-ups every time there is character death
  • FEELS. Some authors are really REALLY good at throwing curveballs at their readers and making them feel unexpected things (lookin’ at you, Sarah J. Maas).
  • SHIPS.
  • Binge-watching things nowadays is so much easier thanks to Netflix. Curse you, Netflix!

Giveaway (INT)

  • Giveaway is open internationally, as long as The Book Depository ships to you.
  • The prize is one (1) book, which is a choice of either Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale or The Goose Girl also by Shannon Hale.
  • I reserve the right to delete invalid entries.
  • The giveaway ends on March 31 2015.



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Good luck, dear reader!


16 responses to “AWFairyTale Day 7: Wrapping Up & Giveaway!

  1. What a brilliant idea to recap our twitter chat! I’m so glad it’s preserved here in such an organized way now! (Bricks of literature – my favorite thing! :) And it was wonderful to host this with you – you did such an awesome job keeping me organized and planning the event! It was truly a pleasure to do this event with you Ana! :D
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    • Ana

      Haha! Bricks of literature! :)

      It was so awesome to plan something with you. <3 Thank you, Charlene!

    • Ana

      Thank you, Lory! <3 It might be a while before I have the free time to host something again, but I'm looking forward to it. :)

    • Ana

      Yeah, the original tale is indeed sad. :c I read The Little Android and I really enjoyed it! O: