There was a period of time where I constantly had a giant collection of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytales in my hands. They were a main source of inspiration for me and the work I was creating for my portfolio classes in high school. And even though I haven't read any of his stories in well over a year, I've found that I am still continuing to draw so much inspiration from them. I cannot thank Lacee enough for seeing my exact visions of a human-sized bird's nest and helping me bring it to life (and then posing in it on top of a cliff)!
For anyone interested, this is the collection I was referring to. I also own this collection by the Brothers Grimm but have yet to open it it!