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Fables, Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons - Tony Aikins, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Bill Willingham

This is a transitional volume, so it's not on par with March of the Wooden Soldiers action-wise. But there are some very important happenings, both at The Farm and in Fable Town.

NEW: Discussion Rooms Formatting Tips

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Discussion Rooms are getting filled with book lovers :) And now we’re giving you extra option to make your discussion posts unique. You can edit your posts with basics HTML tags.

 

Let’s see what formatting is now available in your Discussion rooms:

 

 

The easiest way to add formatting is to copy/paste a given tag and insert your text/link between markers, e.g.: [b]I loved this book![/b] -> I loved this book!

 

We’re sure that after several posts, you’ll know them by heart :-)

 

And if you make a mistake or a typo, don’t worry. You can easily Edit your post and make all necessary corrections.

 

Another new feature is sticking discussions within a group. For the time being this option is available only for Administrators of a Group. If your are Group Admin and you notice that a given discussion receives bigger attention, bring it to the top. Enter the Discussion and click “Stick”. Then it will be first above other discussion in the group with special marker. 

 

 

 

 

It's Halloween today! Do you have any reading / writing plans for the evening? If not, we'll help you with spooky atmosphere.

 

Check out 20 horror books recommended by BookLikes book bloggers: Spooky Reads For Halloween - Horror Books That You Loved

  Boo! ;-)

I'm Officially a Fables Fan!

Fables, Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers - Craig Hamilton, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Bill Willingham, P. Craig Russell

March of the Wooden Soldiers is definitely my favorite volume so far. I liked this series, which started out kind of slow, but has grown into one of best I've read in awhile. I've been meaning to read these for so long. But honestly, I couldn't see how fairy tale characters brought into modern times could be done without being cheesy or cornball. Bill Willingham has done it! The characterizations are very well done.  Most of the characters are portrayed much differently than in classic fairy tales or Disney versions. Everything about Fables feels very fresh and original.

 

I love how pragmatic Snow White is, and her relationship with Bigby Wolf is one of the highlights of the series for me. As the story unfolds, new facets of each character are shown and just when you think someone is irredeemable, they show a new side of themselves. I care about these characters and can't wait to see what happens to them.

 

If you're considering reading Fables, I highly recommend that you give it until this volume before you decide whether you're in for the long haul. I'm not even a big fan of fairy tale re-tellings, but I'm loving this.

DIY Bookmarks for animal lovers :-)

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cute:

 

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makes me smile & my fav:

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