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Chris Duffy, ed. Fable Comics. New York: First Second, 2015. Another fun assortment of folktales retold in comics form. They’re mostly Aesop’s fables, with a few examples from other sources like the Indian Bidpai. For this game, I chose fourteen … Continue reading
Yeah, anyone know if there’s an “official” term for a group of mermaids? There’s a glory (or blessing) of unicorns, a parliament of owls, a murder of crows… I tried Google-ing it, but all I found were guesses and hearsay, and … Continue reading
Hi everyone! So, that was another fun hiatus. Since our last episode: My family moved from our Wisconsin home of 20 years, to the Fort Wayne area. I’ve made it a project to check out all the area coffee places and … Continue reading
This round of Guess the _____ Via the 90s Song Title is brought to you by: You can see the answers here. _____________________ 1. “Stop!” by Jane’s Addiction 2. “I Wanna Dance All Night,” by DJ Play feat. Ladivia 3. “Lollipop (Candyman),” by Aqua 4. “You Owe It … Continue reading
Let’s play a game! Inspired by Book Riot‘s “We Didn’t Start the Pale Fire: Books Summarized By 80s Song Titles,” I thought I’d make my own list of book-summing song titles — drawn from the 90s, since that’s the decade that represents … Continue reading
Edit 07/25/14: I added two more songs, so this is now a Top Five list (in no particular order; the songs aren’t actually ranked…except maybe the last one. Anyhoo, Graduation! I’m sure this is still relevant to some people…end of the … Continue reading
In honor of Midwinter and the world not ending, I’d like to share the following video from a folk song festival I attended back in October. First, a little background: When my mom and her sisters were little, they used … Continue reading
Going with today’s theme, I’m mostly imitating each book’s own voice/style for my commentary. And sometimes I’ll just let them speak for themselves. Marilyn Nelson. Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World. … Continue reading
And now for something a bit different — a glimpse into Nerija’s real-life shenanigans! I may do similar posts in the future, focused on my literary/folklore-themed real-life adventures (I’m inspired by the Inspired Adventures of Mandy, of Adventures in Borkdom … Continue reading