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Leah's Bookshelf

Likes: Horror, macabre, fairy tales, ghosts, hauntings, serial killers, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, time travel, orphans, clones, thrillers, classics, gothic


I like to read anything that tells a good story, duh ;) Genre doesn't really matter much but I tend to read dark fiction and fantasy the most. I skip chick lit and romance novels with a few exceptions for the extraordinary.


My ratings system:

5 stars - ADORED; plan to read over and over and over.

4 stars - ENJOYED; will likely read once or twice more.

3 stars - LIKED; may or may not read again ... someday.

2 stars - MEH; no plans to read again.

1 stars - I didn't enjoy the story and was lucky to finish.

0 stars - I couldn't or wouldn't finish for reasons that may or may not be listed in the review box.

Currently reading

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Willa Carter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Nath
Progress: 225/768 pages

The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood by Jack Zipes

The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood - Jack Zipes

Rating: 4 of 5


The high rating is strictly for content, not for Zipes' analysis. The prologue and first essay were jam-packed with Little Red Riding Hood's history - loved 'em both! But the epilogue, "Reviewing and Re-Framing Little Red Riding Hood," started to bore me about halfway through. The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood offered a wealth of information: LRRH's history, a chronological bibliography, notes on the authors, AND a collection of 38 Little Red Riding Hood texts (aka stories). Overall, it was well worth the time it took me to hunt down a copy and the price to buy one.