Christmas is right around the corner, and one of my favourite stories to read, or watch, is The Nutcracker. The story originated in Germany in 1816 by E.T.A Hoffmann and was later transformed into a ballet in 1892 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovshy, Marius Petipa, and Lev Ivanov. It tells the story of Clara a young girl who on Christmas Eve receives a Toy soldier Nutcracker from her uncle Drosselys. Later that night, her nutcracker defeats the evil mouse king and his mice army and she is rushed away to a magical land there many dolls perform for her including The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Amanda, and I am totally, utterly and completely obsessed with reading and books. There is something magical about reading other peoples’ words, and entering the worlds they have built with their imagination. There are lessons to be learned. Experiences to be had. Adventures to embark on. And while one must not judge a book by its cover, the best way you may get to know me is through bookish tags. Enjoy!