Have you ever seen the movie After the Ball? I’m assuming the answer is no, it’s not one of the most popular Cinderella stories out there, but it doesn’t really matter. I kept thinking about the movie as I read this book, despite them having only two things in common: they’re both Cinderella stories, and both their Cinderellas and Prince Charmings are in the fashion industry.
Published by Scribe
Though short on pages, this book dives deep. Cristina Sandu gives a snapshot of the lives of 6 women who all feel out of place wherever they are scattered all over the world. The only connection between them comes from the story of the synchronized swim team briefly told between chapters.
My copy of Ella Enchanted is a few read throughs away from falling apart, which I think is a good indication of how much I love this book. I am a total sucker for fairy tale rewrites, and this is one of my favorites. Ella is Cinderella with more agency, which is ironic seeing as she’s cursed to obey any and every order she is given.
I love this gray wall. The curve is inspiration. I’ve imagined murals and colorful prints and bookshelves.
This wall should be covered with bookshelves right now. Gorgeous, made specifically for this space, shelves filled with brightly covered books for middle readers (my favorite readers).
But our shelves are in Tennessee. And we open the store in 10 days.