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Once Upon A Time, An Empty #TBR This Week

Once Upon A Time

This week has been a rather quiet week. Elu seems to be recovering well after her foreign body adventure last week, she’s back to being her rascally self. I on the other hand have been lazing a bit, relaxing after all the excitement of last week.

I didn’t get much reading done this week but I’ve been binge watching Once Upon A Time (TV series) and have finished 3 seasons, just one more left to catch up with the current airing of Season 5. 😉

This is a TV series I absolutely love and I’m hooked. Once Upon A Time is all about those fairy tales we grew up to but with a twist or rather many twists. The Evil Queen curses all of the land and sends all the people to our world in Storybrooke, Maine.

Caption Hook in Once Upon A TimeThat’s Colin O’Donoghue/Captain Hook, and isn’t he just gorgeous xxx 😉

The curse is supposed to last 28 years before Snow White and Prince Charming’s daughter arrives to break the curse. That’s where the series begins, and as it progresses tales get woven in, Peter Pan, Mad Hatter, Elsa (of Frozen fame), The Wicked Witch of the West, Mulan, Jack and the Beanstalk are some of them. But all of them have a twist.

I love fairy tales, folklore and mythological stories so this one has me completely addicted. I can’t stop watching but as I’m getting closer to the end of Season 4 and I’m also wishing it’d never end.

And that makes for an excellent segue to two blogs I’ve been enjoying reading in the #AtoZChallenge. Csenge’s (The Multicoloured Diary) theme is Representation and Diversity in Traditional Stories. She’s tackling questions like –

“Why are stepmothers always evil? Are there any kind ones out there?
Can you name any folktales that feature female friendships?
Why are there so few traditional tales with LGBT+ representation?
Are there any stories where a male and a female hero fights side by side?
What about legends where heroes of different religions coexist?”

and I am so enjoying reading the stories she shares. They come from all over the world and there are even some from India. :)

Erica’s doing a Greek Mythology series on Modhukori, most of these characters I know about but she is still surprising me with some I don’t know or somethings I don’t know about them.

As with my last two years, my challenge even this year is keeping up with other blogs daily, reading and commenting on them. I’ve been missing a lot of days and have a large backlog to read but with themes like Csenge’s and Erica’s, this year it might be easier. Once I’m done with Once Upon A Time, that is. 😀

My #ForeverTBR

 
For the first time there are no books to be added to my #ForeverTBR this week. And it isn’t completely Once Upon A Time’s fault, surprisingly I haven’t come across anything on podcasts or through friends either.

It feels odd, but considering my teetering TBR pile, maybe it’s a good thing.

What have you been up to? Do you have a favourite TV series you are addicted to?

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