Welcome, Postcardians, to another celebration of a year in La-La Land! Have a metaphorical seat by the imaginary fireplace, and enjoy a virtual taste of my grandmother’s gingerbread mushrooms!
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First, a big Thank You!!! to everyone who followed Postcards in 2018, and for all the likes and comments!
2018 has been a particularly important year for me, as I celebrated Lithuania’s 100th Independence anniversary by exploring the fairy tales, poetry, and music of the Baltic nation, and attending the week-long Song and Dance Festival in July.
I also spent the first half of the year praising an LGBT-friendly parody of the vice president’s children’s book, awwing at modern Meet Cutes, and vicariously attending beach-side mermaid shows.
The latter half of the year was a little tougher. A depression flare-up prompted me to search for new comfort reads (Percy Jackson and A Discovery of Witches are on my 2019 TBR list, but I’ll share a few of the other comfort reads I’ve discovered on pg 2) and fun bookish podcasts to cheer me up.
I also kept my Fall spirits up by focusing this year’s Halloween Month on terrifyingly twisted fairy tales — from skeletal Cinderellas to horror-obsessed Hansels to bloodthirsty Little Mermaids.
It’s time for a look back at my favorite reads of 2018. This year, I’ve divided my Year-End Review into a Nice List and a Naughty List, because I thought it would be fun to share not only the best books, but also my top DNFs (Books I Did Not Finish) of 2018.
On Dasher! On Dancer!…
I read The Merry Spinster because of your recommendation and enjoyed it!
I’m glad! Did you have a favorite story?
The Six Boy-Coffins. I’ve always loved and been puzzled by the story of the swan brothers and the nettle coats, and enjoyed the way she selected some of the themes and gave an unequivocal interpretation of them.
I liked that one, too. I like how the sister turns the silence imposed on her into a weapon.
Love your lists. I wish 2019 brings you more lovely reads.
Thank you! Same to you! 📚😍
I love your blog! You have a way of being so personable! I look forward to what 2019 brings for your blog! Also, your grandma looks like the sweetest woman in the world!
It’s true! She’s the awesomest! 🥰
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