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Friday, January 8, 2016

Faeries & Fantasy #Giveaway Hop International


Time to dream to other worlds!

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1. The term ‘fairy tale’ or ‘conte de fée’ was coined by French writer Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy in the late 17th century… 

2. …but the opening words ‘Once upon a time’ has been dated back to Chaucer in the 14th century. 

3. The Aarne Thompson Classification System lists the possible plots for fairy tales in a possible 2399 categories.

4. “The man marries the princess” is 850-869: while “The woman marries the prince” is 870-879.

5. Category 2044 is “Pulling Up the Turnip”.

6. In the Grimm brothers version of Snow White (1812), Snow White’s mother is forced to dance in red-hot iron shoes until she drops dead.

7. There was no fairy godmother in Grimm’s Cinderella. Instead her ballgown is supplied by small hazel tree watered with Cinderella’s tears.

8. Snow White’s dwarfs had no names until Disney came along. Among the names he rejected were Awful, Baldy, Dirty, Dumpy, Shifty and Scruffy.

9. Fairy tales were originally written as much for adults as children.

10. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” (Hans Christian Andersen).

(express.co.uk)
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53 comments:

Cali Willette said...

They remind me of my childhood. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

Lara M. said...

I like them because they're what introduces kids to stories and I think that's a really great thing!

Lisa M said...

Fairy tales are some of the best tales!
it really sparks the imagination

Beautiful Disaster said...

I like them because they are full of magic and usually happily ever afters.

Nikita Johri said...

I love fairy tales because they teach us to be positive and believe in happily-ever-afters!

Maria Malaveci said...

They remind me when I was a little girl.

Anne said...

I like the magic element of it.

Mary BookHounds Jacobs said...

thank you for participating

NoraA said...

I've been reading scifi/fantasy for over 50 years. My fantasy collection includes books by Craig Shaw Gardner, Terry Brooks, Barbara Hambly, Dawn Cook and many others. I grew up an only child till I was 12, but even after mommy dearest remarried I was still alone. Books became my escape and only friends. Some of my books go back the 1940's and 50's.

Laura B said...

Fairy tales are a great way to escape reality. They are always a fun read.

Nikki Johnstone said...

I started reading Need by Carrie Jones and gave an alternate view of the fairy world. Then I started reading the Grey Wolves series by Quinn Loftis and was introduced to Perizada, who is a crazy fae.

ashleyhelander said...

I like reading fairy tales because it lets you out of reality. You can mindlessly escape the stress of the everyday world!

Judy said...

I guess it goes back to my childhood. I really like the retell that the authors are coming up with here lately. It shows so much imagination and I love that!!!

Natasha Lamoreux said...

I lik ethem because its magical and anything can happen.

Sherry Butcher said...

I like the new fairy tales because they really let your imagination go wild. TFS.

Cindy Da Readaholic said...

I find them very fun to read about.

Jan Lee said...

I like fairy tales because they show us what can possibly happen in situations and relationships ;) They don't have to be real, but they do depict real situations that can happen! :)

SavingsInSeconds said...

I like fairy tales because they usually end in happy times.
Dianna

1993wel said...

I like fairytales because they remind me that we have similar themes and ideas popping up in all corners of the world.

Lynn K. said...

Well, that bit about Cinderella’s tears and ballgown was interesting. Tidbit for the day.

I like fairytales because they don't require logic. :P

Danielle Merkle said...

They remind me of my childhood!

Joann Downie said...

They are childlike and sweet!

steph y said...

I love the possibility of something so extraordinary.

Red Moon said...

I like them so I can get lost in a different world other than my own. Anything can happen in a fantasy.

Artemis Page said...

I like Fairytale because they take me away to a world where I can forget I'm in physical pain for just a little while

Stacy Renee said...

I love fairytales because I love revisiting stories from my childhood. There's something magical and familiar about them and I love the escape!

Courtney Gendreau said...

As a history major, I love fairytales for their historical context, I also love seeing people retell the old stories in a new light.

Reeah Ree said...
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Reeah Ree said...

(And the Sleeping Beauty was raped by her father in the original fairy tale.) I like so much the fairy tales, because Andersen was my best friend when I was only 10. :)) When I read a fairy tale, I am a child again.

Cyndi F said...

I like fairy tails because it is a escape from the real world. It is nice to read a book, that is just far far away from my day!!!

Fiza Halliwell said...

I don't know why I like fairy tales, I think it's the same reason I read. To escape a world where anything is possible :)

Renee Rousseau said...

I like Fairy Tales because they take you away to another time, another place, another world!

jmcgaugh said...

I like fairy tales for their timeless themes and because they remind me of my childhood.

Alyn said...

I like fairy tales because of the magic.

Nikolina said...

Fairy tales are an immortal part of childhood that you emember even when you're 80...

Ashfa said...

I love the wordbuilding used in fantasy books!

CindyWindy2003 said...

I love fantasy because they are so creative, it's another world I wish I could be in sometimes.

Dovile said...

I love fairytales because anything can happen in them.

Zsuzsi said...

I living and travelling into other worlds, even if just for a few hours at a time :) Thank you for taking part in the hop :)

Jeanna Massman said...

I love fairy tales because they stretch the imagination and they often are part of the culture of a country.

Jaime Lester said...

Because they take you away from reality, and give you something different to think about!

Josy Herrera said...

Because they give a book an amazing twist

Agustina Z said...

I like fairy tales because they take you to magical and amazing worlds, full of imagination and with great twists. And I also like the happy endings. And of course, I LOVE retellings!

smiles said...

I like exploring worlds that didn't exist before some fantastic author imagined them. Things that I'd never experience otherwise. It makes for great escapism.

Stacy said...

I love the morals and lessons of the stories.

Nicole Anaya said...

Cause they give me the chance to creat million worlds in my head <33

tiago rosado said...

i grown up whit none off this gadget's and stuff,so i read alot of book's....and when i was really young Fary tales were my favorite genre!!!

AniTiger said...

I love the classic original fairy tales, because they are disturbing and bloody. Of course, I love watching Disney fairy tales too, but the originals are the bests. :))
Thank for the giveaway.

Christina Carolin S. said...

I love fairytales because they remind me of my childhood and happy times. :)

まいだ said...

Because they take me to worlds furthest away from mine.

Christine said...

I love how they transport you to another place, another world. It makes it easy to get lost in them and forget any real-life troubles for a while :)

Anubha said...

They take me to beautiful world of hope and happiness

Dan Denman said...

I have always liked fairy tales. I like the characters and creatures. I like the adventures and the stories. I love letting my imagination run wild!