What is a Folklore?
Folklore generally refers to narratives, jokes, beliefs, proverbs, legends, myths, music, songs, dances, costumes, food, and festivals, through which individuals and groups shape and disseminate a shared identity.
I don’t mean Taylor Swifts awesome music album, called the same as well.
Types of Folklore – literarydevices.net
I would assume that most of you would know Folklore, as in fairy tales and possibly song/music as well. There are so many way to tell a Folklore. Why stop at just one way! But Taylor Swift’s album is a way too.
Folklore will generally tell the lives of “every day folk” their lives, , their conflicts, what happens in them, how they overcome them. Essentially the life lessons of that lesson. Then it becomes a folklore, through oral stories. Some examples of folklore:
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- Russian Nesting Dolls
- Native American Dances
- Danny Boy – A Ballard
- John Henry
- Fairytales – The Little Mermaid, Cinderella etc
- Ashanti of Ghana
Generally, a folklore is something that was created and has been communicated down through the years. The Folklore seems to be based on myth, rather than reality. Other than the real life lessons, they can teach us.
I personally believe that families can spread folklore through the generations. Maybe not something that becomes popular in mainstream cultures. Think about it.
Although I do believe it’s pretty hard to read any Tolkien book in one day…Let’s do this!
I honestly didn’t even know what to write as a title, I was just so excited about seeing this and I just wanted to share this with you all!
I love Book Riot! They have amazing stories and just as amazing things to buys including these awesome Christmas ornaments!
Everything from Disney to Marvel to Literary Characters! Unfortunately some of these are not shipped to Australia…You might have to do some digging around, but it’s a good start! Especially for a first Christmas!
I really love the website “Book Riot”. I think that they have amazing ideas and topics and they are one of the main site I go to for inspiration and to get ideas about what to write about. Sometimes they also have great ideas for gifts and which sites are good to get gifts. I’m not going to lie, sometimes I just enjoy to shop, sometimes I actually can’t stand it.
So once again they have produced this beautiful article, written by Kristen McQuinn as a guest post and I love her idea.
A Year of Literary Holidays (Book Riot)
The quick run down of this article is that Kristen McQuinn has “made up” her own Literary holidays to celebrate and some of them are fantastic ideas and I would probably be following suit. I also feel like, this is just me personally, when I give an actual day to something, I tend to be more dedicated to it. Rather than trying to get around to reading something.
A couple of my favourites from her article are:
January 18 – 19: She will either read stories from Winnie the Pooh, with her daughter and she also has a “Poe Day” when she reads poetry and drinks Absinthe.
June 14: I mainly liked her day for this “Caldecott Medal” and she and her daughter will pick a book from the list, go out and have some lunch or ice cream and then go to the book store.
She has so many good ideas! I am really tempted to come up with some of my own…What about you readers? Do you have any of your own literary holidays? Is the article tempting enough to make some of your own?
There I was rolling through the Interwebs, as one does and I came across this amazing article, once again, on the awesome Book Riot.com about literary for your every day wiccan:
Book recommendations wiccan fiction for everyday Witches
One of the books that you might recognise on the list is “Practical Magic” you might recognise the book as it was made into a movie a few years ago with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. The movie was fantastic and is a movie that I watch about once a year, about magic. Magic between two sisters, curses and close minded town. This one is going on my “Have to read* list! (You might also want to check out the awesome Bookmark Chronicles who asked the question https://bookmarkchronicles.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/this-or-that-31/)
There is actually a few books on this list, that were then made later into movies “Witches of Eastwick” and there is even the classic “Strega Nona (Amazon.com)” by Tomie dePola.
By the way…I am a good witch ~.^
There is a website that I just LOVE called “The Reading Room” It is an amazing site that has good reviews, recommendations, featured lists/themes, podcasts…You name it!
I was scrolling through their site, as one does, and I came across this really funny article “9 irrational fears we can blame on books” It was really funny because they very last one was about Apples because of the poisoned apple in Snow White and I just personally thought it was hilarious because when I was younger, I lived in fear of red apples,lol … You know, because I am Snow White,lol
What is your literary fear? (Be warned, the very first picture on here is of the spider from Harry Potter…So, if you are scared of spiders! Be Warned!)
Now I am not a knitter, never have been and probably will never be one. However I have noticed that it’s a kind of a “thing” at the moment. I know lots of people who are knitters and I found on Book Riot. As I mentioned before I am not a knitter, so i would honestly have no idea how much time these would take … BUT … I thought that they would be another handy hint for a different kind of Christmas gift!
Litknits: 22 literary mittens patterns
The Literary Gift Company
This is a GREAT site! They have so many options and there are lot of options with sub-options as well. Everything from clothing, stationery and has a great category for stocking fillings. They deliver to the UK and worldwide.
So it’s one month until December…It may not exactly be a “storm” but December, Christmas month and last month of the year can get a little crazy!
So for the next month at least, I will be posting links to literary type pages that I think have good gifts for people that you might want to consider getting for your literary friends.
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/storiarts – Literary Apparel for your Bookish life!