7 Brothers Grimm Tales to Celebrate Wilhelm Grimm’s Birthday

7 Brothers Grimm Tales to Celebrate Wilhelm Grimm’s Birthday

We all remember reading our favorite fairy tales as children. However, we often forget about the two brothers responsible for recording and publishing these surprisingly dark tales. On this day, over 200 years ago, Wilhelm Grimm was born. Wilhelm Grimm was the younger brother of Jacob Grimm and the other half of the famous Brothers Grimm duo. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look at seven classic Brothers Grimm tales.   1. Hansel and Gretel Hansel and Gretel is a classic Brothers Grimm tale and tells the story of young Hansel and Gretel who are kidnapped by a cannibalistic …

Two Hugo Finalists Trying to Turn Silver to Gold

Two Hugo Finalists Trying to Turn Silver to Gold

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The Hugo Awards, the annual award for science fiction, will announce their winner later in the week, but for now, there are two finalists which are the first in their series—so you can start reading right now, and be ready for the winner this weekend.   Trail of Lightning, by Rebecca Roanhorse Image Via Amazon   Maggie is a post-apocalyptic Navajo monster hunter, and that’s just the beginning. When a girl goes missing in a small town, she’s forced to team up with a medicine man to travel the reservation, uncovering secrets and coming closer and closer to a monster …

10 Quirky Folklore Facts for #FolkloreThursday

10 Quirky Folklore Facts for #FolkloreThursday

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Evil mummified hands, dental hygiene, and dirty, disembodied Japanese foot spirits. Here are ten tweets about folklore around the world.   Ever wonder where the tooth fairy came from? A similar traidtion, tand-fé (tooth fee), is mentioned in the 13th century Icelandic Eddas. Vikings, believing a child’s first tooth to be especially lucky, would buy and string them into necklaces to wear into battle #FolkloreThursday pic.twitter.com/DrFPFUiJLE — Eleanor Fleming (@AnthroElle) August 30, 2018   In some German folklore the act of kissing a donkey is said to be a cure for toothache! And similarly in Greek folklore drinking donkeys milk …

A Royal Engagement: 6 Stories to Help You Live Out Your Princess Fantasies

A Royal Engagement: 6 Stories to Help You Live Out Your Princess Fantasies

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I always love some news about the British royal family and its been mere hours since Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement! It’s the fairytale story we all dream about: the handsome prince falls for a  beautiful girl. And nine out of ten times this girl is a commoner, lacking any title (a.k.a a regular person). It’s classic yet contemporary, old school yet a crowd favorite. What’s not to love about two humans who can drop everything and take hold of love rather than the negativity that may surround them?    Sadly, no matter how hard we may wish, we …

Goodbye Mrs. Claus, Says New Kids Book, and Hello Mr. Claus

Goodbye Mrs. Claus, Says New Kids Book, and Hello Mr. Claus

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It’s a sad time with Halloween over; endings are tough when it comes to fun celebrations. But there’s no need to grovel. With the holiday season around the corner there’s much fun to be had! Stuff your face with tasty sweets and meals, watch old movies, and read seasonal books!   Image Via Amazon   Speaking of seasonal books, it was just last month that a Christmas book for kids was released and based on the big ol’ man, Santa himself! However, this little book turned a lot of heads, gained a lot of support, and quite a bit of negativity. …