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The Complete Grimm's Fairy TalesQ: What book do you think everyone should read? If you could gift the entire population with one book? 

This is a fun and difficult question, because I have some favorite books I want to recommend to people. But if I really have to choose, I think I will go for the good old fairytales :) Especially from the brothers Grimm. Their work is the foundation for a lot of other stories and nobody must forget about them. There is something magical and comforting about fairytales. They are short, but filled with wisdom about important aspects of our lives.

(Insert little cheat: & Harry Potter!)

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For almost two centuries, the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children—and adults—learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of more than 200 enchanting characters included here. Lyrically translated and beautifully illustrated, the tales are presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging.

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Mel@thedailyprophecy

Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.

76 comments:

  1. Ooh nice pick!! I have one of these myself, but not this edition!!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. Ohh!!I love this one! Great pick :))

    Thanks for stopping by, Followed you back!

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  3. Oh my gosh, what an awesome pick! I love fairytales myself, but have never read all the Grimm's tales. I should, though! Fairytales are my favs!

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    1. Yeah, I always like to see other fairytale lovers :D

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  4. Too true that many books today get inspiration from these old classic fairy tales. Great pick!

    New follower via GFC.
    Please stop by my F&F.
    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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  5. Great pick! Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
    New follower as well. Love your blog :)

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love you blog design. New follower too!

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  7. I think you are on to something. Everyone should become familiar with the classics and with the old Fairy Tales. Good Choice. Thanks for visiting my blog and now I am a new follower.

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  8. I absolutely love Fairy Tales. They never get old and I think that everyone should have this book as well. :D Great pick & I'm a new follower!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  9. Fairy Tales are the best! Excellent choice. Thank you so much for stopping by my FF. Old Follower :D

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  10. I love Grimms Fairy Tales! Second time I see this today.

    I'm following via Linky, you can find my FF post here.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Haven't heard of this one! Great choice though can't wait to read this though. Old Follower!! 8)

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  12. Somewhere deep in my storage unit is an old copy of the Grimm brother's work. I always remembered how gruesome Cinderella's story was originally. And freakishly bloody! But great pick, I totally agree, no one should forget the origin's of so many of the stories out there today.

    Thanks for stopping by and following back via Twitter and GFC :)

    Otherwhere.co

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    1. Haha, yes, there work is pretty dark and bloody.

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  13. I absolutely love the Grimm fairytales! I'm planning on re-reading them all next year!
    Great choice :)
    Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm

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    1. Me too, perhaps you should join the fairytale reading challenge! :)

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  14. Hi ..
    Just stopping by for the feature and follow friday hop..pretty blog u have too..
    I would have to say either "The NoteBook" or "Message In A Bottle" by Nicholas Sparks
    I love them both and could read and watch them over and over a zillion times and never get bored! All his books are awesome reads!!

    Following you now, so feel free to follow me as well at the link below. :-)

    BookShelves Of Dreams

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  15. I love the Grimm versions. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my Follow Friday. :)

    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life

    New follower!

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  16. I've never heard of the Grimms.

    New GFC Follower: kassandralopez32

    Thanks for stooping by at http://pinkyjustlisten.blogspot.com/

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    1. Really? That surprises me, since their fairytales are everywhere around us :p

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  17. Terrific pick! I love the Grimm Fairy Tales! Thanks for stopping by my FF this week. Old follower :)
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  18. I didn't even think of Grimm fairy tales! Such a good answer :)
    New follower!

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  19. Great pick. love grim tales! Thanks for stoping by my blog!

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  20. HALLO MEL~
    Brilliant choice! I agree wholeheartedly with this one, however: I've read so many versions, so many different takes, but I haven't read the untouched originals. It should be something to look into :)

    And YES, I would lend you my copy of The Shadow of the Wind, but alas. I hear that in the Scandinavian countries (does the Netherlands also count in with that term?) that thrillers are quite popular. I wouldn't call The Shadow of the Wind a pure thriller, because it's more gothic than that. Nonetheless, it's fantastic.

    Thanks for stopping by :) Always lovely to hear from you!
    -Kirthi

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    1. Oh, you should! The retellings are wonderful and I love every new twist in the story, but the originals are awesome :)

      The Netherlands isn't a Scandinavian country. Those countries are in the north of Europe, like Sweden. Netherland is.. middle Europe, I guess :p. But you are right, thrillers are very popular there! :)

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  21. I had always wanted to, but never taken the opportunity, read the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. I really need to read them someday.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

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  22. Fairy tales are the best!

    I love your blog! It's so cute :) I'm following via GFC and Networked Blogs. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. happy reading!

    Megan @ Megz Madd Readz

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  23. I haven't read this book!! I heard it's so great..one of these days I will read it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :D

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  24. nice pick, Mel! i love the Grimm's fairy tales and of course, also harry potter. :) thanks for sharing, thanks for stopping by and have a happy new year! (old follower)

    ~Aspen
    http://inner-aspen.blogspot.com

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  25. Oooh I haven't read the Grimms storybook before, but I've heard there all dark and twisted! :O Need to read them! xD Thanks for stopping by! Old follower.

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  26. I've been dying to read The Grimm's Fairy Tales! Absolutely great choice! It would be great if everyone started believing in fairy tales and happily-ever-afters and made their dreams come true! :)

    Old follower!

    Thanks for stopping by The Readdicts Feature & Follow Friday earlier.

    Happy New Year and happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. Oh yes, that would be great indeed! :) Happy new year!

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  27. Great choice. I love Grimm Fairy Tales. ;)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Hope you have a nice weekend.
    Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

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  28. Amazing answer (makes me wish I'd thought of it!! LOL)
    Thanks for saying hi to me, I am following you back xx

    Kirsty @ All in One Place

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  29. I really want to read this! New GFC follower.

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  30. Awesome pick :) I love the Brother Grimm! Thank you for stopping by I am now a new follower :)

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  31. I think I have 3 editions of The Grimm's fairytales! ^^
    I've kind of read them all because my mother loved those books and encouraged me to start with those :)

    Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog!
    Sara @ Sara In Bookland

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  32. That little Eeyore at the end of your post is adorable :D

    I think fairy tales are universally appealing and we know that Harry Potter is, too! Good picks ;)

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  33. I haven't heard of this book. Thanks for stopping by my FF! Have a great weekend!

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  34. Great pick, I love fairy tales.
    Thanks for stopping by My FF

    Old Follower!

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  35. Great choice. Everyone should read the original fairy tales.

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  36. I haven't read that one >.<

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  37. Grimm's Fairy Tales is a great idea. I've had people ask me for book recs and it's hard when I don't know anything about their preferences. I know not every book is for everyone but I can't imagine anyone not getting something out of this one!

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  38. Fairy Tales work so well for so many ages :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, following back!

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  39. I need this! But its too expensive here! HAHA

    anyway, thank you for dropping by. Am an old follower!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  40. Sweet answer - I love the HP cheat ;) The Grimm Fairy Tales is definitely one I've been meaning to read. Hope 2013 is the year I do :D

    Thanks for sharing & for visiting my blog earlier. I'm still playing catch up from the holidays so I'm sorry for being so slow to return the visit :)

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows (old follower)

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  41. I love The Grimm Fairy Tales. I was given an old copy that was passed around in my family and it was so nice to read the original stories.

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