Folklore

Monkeys in Mythology and Folklore #folklore

I’ve always thought of monkeys as mischievous. And looking at folklore, it seems that I’m right. Folktales and Folklore of Monkeys from Around the World The Forest in Folklore and Mythology by Alexander Porteous [1928], p147 In the forests of Brazil a lame Demon leads the hunter astray. In these forests, as in all other …

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Book Club Questions: Freedom #books #fantasy #YA

Celebrating the success of Freedom, I’m sharing a couple of book club questions. Book club questions Freedom Did you know what kintsugi was before reading the first story/the explanation at the end? Did you see the twist coming in the first story? When? What do you think of Aratani’s gift? What do you think of …

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Persist and Resist in 2020 #IWSG

I’m writing this as 2019 draws to a close. Several things have happened since I went on my unplanned holiday (more like a hiatus) mid-November. Some were good, excellent even. Others were blood boiling bad. But I learned things. Always trust your gut. Never feed trolls – no matter how cute and harmless they may …

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Book Club Questions: Tattered Tales #books #fantasy #YA

Celebrating the success of Tattered Tales, I’m sharing a couple of book club questions. Book club questions Tattered Tales Do you like bite-size stories? Why/why not? Did you see the connection between the stories? What do you think of the speculative elements throughout the book? What do you think of the way magic was used? …

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New Book Release: Sleigh Ride by Elaine Kaye #books #kidlit

A little out of schedule (it’s a blog hop!) to introduce Elaine Kaye’s new children’s book. Blog Hop Question: What is your favorite holiday memory? (This includes Hanukkah, Kwanza, Yule/Winter Solstice, Christmas, etc.) My Memory: The day Saphira went to be euthanised (a week before Christmas in 2013), I felt this pull to go to the …

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Folklore

Faery Trees and Forests #Folklore

I did a post about the enchanted forest a few years ago on my old site, but decided to give it a complete rewrite and new title. The Lure of Enchanted Forests in Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fiction Forests can enchant and enthrall if we’re not careful. Folklore, folktales and fairy tales have tried to …

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