I had this idea for awhile, and so I decorated this bookshelf last summer. I kept forgetting and forgetting to post pictures on my main blog… but here it is! I’m so in love with it, I want to do all my bookshelves like this. I used spray adhesive to stick book pages to a bookshelf, and then went over it with matte mod podge. From taking apart the books to the last of the mod podging, it took  around 30 hours, but it was (mostly) easy work. I used books I already had, but plenty of used bookstores and library sales have bargain sections of books for $1 or less if you didn’t want to use your own books. The mod podge warped the paper a bit, which I don’t mind, but if you don’t want that to happen, you really have to take your time and be careful.

I used Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Hobbit, Wildwood Dancing, and The Chronicles of Narnia. I loved them all as a kid/young teenager they still mean a lot to me now!

Click here for a Pinterest infographic of these books!


Sleeping Beauty

Beauty and the Beast

The Little Mermaid

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Little Red Ridding Hood

Snow White


Alice in Wonderland

The Goose Girl

Peter pan

Other Retellings

What is your favorite fairy tale retelling? Any retellings that aren’t on the list that you would recommend?

freya-florence  asked:

I'm reading the Seven Waters series for the second time and just cried solidly for a whole chapter haha! What is you favourite Juliet Marillier book? She is my absolute favourite author. I think my favourite is Wildwood Dancing, it was the first of her books that I read and it changed my life.

Aaaah! be still my heart

What chapter was that?? tell meeee (unless it’s that chapter in Son of Shadows, then don’t tell me, don’t, I can’t)

My absolute favorite is Daughter of the Forest, it’s my favorite book ever, forever and always, regardless of what i read until the day i die. i get all emotional just thinking about it D‘: 

Same, this book was life changing for me when i read it for the first time years ago, and it never stopped, you know?? that story is always with me, doing things to me, squeezing my heart, messing with my head. sometimes i feel like i don’t talk about this book enough or for the longest time, but on the inside i’m constantly screaming MY BABIES MY BABIES MY PRECIOUS ANGELS OF LIGHT THEY LOVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH I CANT HANDLE IT MY DARLINGS MY LOVES!!!!

Aaaw Wildwood is magical and so adorable :3  I LOVE that part when Costi is human again but he can’t speak yet and they dance oh my god save me

 and when he’s like “you left me b-b-behind”

siiiiiiigh i have to re-read it sometime


Juliet Marillier today at the book launch and signing of the portuguese version of Seer of Sevenwaters. 

During the very interesting question and answering she said that she is already working on a 6th book for the Sevenwater series that will probably occur 6 years after the 5th one, and there might be a possibility for a continuation of Wildwood Dancing/Cybele’s Secret with Stella as the protagonist.

There were also other great questions and I loved the answers she gave to which one was her favorite character, favorite magical character, how and where she usually writes, what gives her inspiration, favorite scene and least favorite one.

She’s a lovely human being, very kind and humble.

“He learned patience and humility; you learned compassion. You both learned love. At least, that was the intention. Don’t look at me like that, young lady. I have your best interests at heart.”

As my feet touched the home shore, I felt the surge of relief that always filled me at this point. We’re back again. I’ve kept them all safe. 

YA lit Challenge [7/7 friendships] Tatiana, Jenica, Iulia, Paula, & Stela - Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier