Old School Wednesdays

Old School Wednesdays Readalong: March Poll Results

Old School Wednesdays Final

The results for our March Old School Wednesdays Readalong are in! After 120 votes, the book we will be reading is:

Spindle's End

All the creatures of the forest knew the infant was special. She was the princess, spirited away from the evil fairy Pernicia on her name day. But the curse was cast: Sometime in the future Rosie would prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a poisoned sleep from which no one could rouse her.

Katriona, the young fairy who whisked Rosie away as an infant, and her aunt raise the princess as if she’s their own in order to protect her. No other human, not even Rosie herself, knows her true identity. But Pernicia is looking for Rosie, and her powers are strong. She is so intent on revenge that even the fairies and animals who love Rosie may not be able to save her.

In the tradition of highly acclaimed Beauty and Rose Daughter, Robin McKinley again creates a “heady mix of fairy tale, magic and romance that has the power to exhilarate.” –Publishers Weekly on Rose Daughter

March Readalong:

The readalong will happen on March 26, when we will post our joint review of the book and open the floor for discussion and linkage to your posts/reviews.

More awesome news – this book is widely available! We’ve included links below for your purchasing pleasure:

Amazon US*
Amazon UK*/
kindle UK*
Barnes & Noble*
kobo
Abe Books
itunes
Paperback Swap
Alibris
Thrift Books
Book Depository

*Please note that we receive affiliate income from any books purchased in these starred stores

Hopefully you will be able to secure a copy by purchasing one online, or – fingers crossed! – through borrowing at your local library. Please let us know if you want to take part on the readalong but are having difficulties finding a copy and we will try our best to offer alternatives!

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7 Comments

  • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    March 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Oh, this is one of my all-time favorite books, let alone one of my three favorite McKinley books!

  • Emily @ Oh Magic Hour
    March 5, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Ooh – I just read (and loved) The Blue Sword. I definitely want to check this out!!

  • Meghan
    March 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Yay!

  • Jana N.
    March 5, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Yay! I’ve been wanting to check out Robin McKinley for a while, but wasn’t sure where to start. Thanks for providing the necessary push!

  • leslie
    March 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Sounds fun!

  • Review: Spindle’s End | A Bottomless Book Bag
    March 26, 2014 at 1:14 am

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  • Review: Spindle's End | A Bottomless Book BagA Bottomless Book Bag
    March 29, 2014 at 9:27 am

    […] was super excited when The Book Smugglers choose this book for their monthly Read-Along. At last,  a read-along about a book that I had heard of and had wanted to read for a long long […]

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