BSG #91: Giambattista Basile: My Enemy / Thornhedge

Mirror, mirror, on the wall… oh wait, that was our last book. Join the squad on another journey into the land of fairytales and their tropes as we discuss Thornhedge, the latest novella by T. Kingfisher. Special guest Jen educates us on everything from the Aarne-Thompson-Uther Index to the many crimes of Giambattista Basile, and Susan educates us on The Frog Prince (1986). Make sure to tune in next time, when we’ll be joined by Nathan Simmons of the Oh! That’s a Scary Movie podcast for a discussion of the latest Lindsay Lohan/Netflix vehicle, Irish Wish (4/2), and read along for our next bookpisode on The Sun Sets In Singapore by Kehinde Fadipe (4/16). Follow us on social media @booksquadgoals, subscribe to our Patreon, leave us a rating and review on the Apple podcasts app, and send LITERALLY any feedback to!

:30 – Icebreaker Q, welcome Jen!
5:05 – Book intro
6:50 – Tale types
14:48 – What’s up with Toadling?
24:13 – Other subversive fairy tales?
28:42 – Halim 
41:00 – Fayette and the ending of the book
49:00 – Why do we keep retelling tales?
52:44 – Ratings
56:44 – What’s on the blog? What’s up next?


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