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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Gossip Wolf and the Fox

"The she-wolf brought forth a young one, and invited the fox to be godfather. 'After all, he is a near relative of ours,' said she, 'he has a good understanding, and much talent; he can instruct my little son, and help him forward in the world.'" The next tale in a series of wolf stories, Gossip … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Gossip Wolf and the Fox

Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day | 20 Books of Summer

The 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge was created and is hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. You can find my full TBR here, and keep reading for my spoiler-free thoughts on Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory. Content Warning: Gore, violence, suicidal ideation, suicide  Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day … Continue reading Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day | 20 Books of Summer

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Wolf and the Man

"A Fox was one day talking to a Wolf about the strength of man. 'No animals,' he said, 'could withstand Man, and they were obliged to use cunning to hold their own against him.' The Wolf answered, 'If ever I happen to see a Man, I should attack him all the same.' 'Well, I can … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Wolf and the Man

A Mystery Book Haul (The Green Hand Bookshop)

The Green Hand Bookshop has been a topic of a post here on the blog before, and while it plays a very large part in this post, I'm going to be focusing primarily on the books I recently ordered from this secondhand book seller. I ordinarily don't purchase enough books to dedicate entire book haul … Continue reading A Mystery Book Haul (The Green Hand Bookshop)

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Wolf and the Fox

"A wolf and a fox once lived together. The fox, who was the weaker of the two, had to do all the hard work, which made him anxious to leave his companion." I am unaware of any evidence pointing to this tale as the origin for the term "sly fox," but it is certainly a … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Wolf and the Fox

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

"There was once on a time an old goat who had seven little kids, and loved them with all the love of a mother for her children." A couple of surprises can be found in this tale, some more horrific than others. The goat mother has to go out into the woods to gather some … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids