This or That? #79

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This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

This week I want to know…

Do you have a favorite book that is nonfiction?

I can honestly say that I have a lot of non fiction books and I love to read them, but they are mainly books about ancient History. A lot of the non fiction books that I’ve now, I’ve had for most of my life, or they’ve been passed down to me. I haven’t really bought a new non fiction book for a while. I find them fascinating. I love to read about Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece. All of them.

So there isn’t really one book I could highly recommend for people. I would more press you and recommend to buy yourself a series of books of the ancients worlds. Treat yourself and buy not just Ancient Greece, but from all over the world. I have so many different encyclopedias’ of each ancient world. The Ancient world that I am most familiar with is Ancient Greece. The Ancient world I am mostly unfamiliar with though is the Norse world. I do have my eyes on this one though:

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Arthur Cotterell is probably one of the best authors on the ancient worlds.

The Encyclopedia of Mythology: Classical, Celtic, Norse. Written by Arthur Cotterell.

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This or That? #63

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This or That? #63

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

Which do you read more of:

Fiction or non-fiction?

I definitely do read more fiction, I love reading fiction, especially the type that has far away and made up worlds. I think I love fiction just that little bit more, because it makes my mind go somewhere else for a while…Reality can suck. When I think about it, a lot of the non-fiction books that I have are about ancient cultures. For example, I am fascinated by ancient cultures like Egypt, Rome, Greece. So a lot of my non-fiction books are about those times. Which is reality and they really existed, but I guess that they can kind of feel like a faraway place as well.

Real Life Disney

This week has definitely been feeling like it has a magical type feeling behind it. What if i was to tell some truths behind some of the most famous Disney fairy-tales?

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is probably one of my most favourite Disney movies and Belle is my favourite Disney princess.

The “real life” is pretty accurate expect for a couple of little differences that don’t really make too much of a shocking difference. Belle’s father is actually extremely rich but is in extreme debt. The other major difference is that Belle has two stepsisters (not so much of a shocker in a fairytale)…The Beast allows Belle to go home as long as it is only for a week. Belle’s step-sisters try to keep Belle at home for longer than that in the hopes that the Beast will be so mad at her he will eat her alive!

The Lion King

It may not seem like such a stretch when you really think about it. “The Lion King” is apparently loosely based on the Williams Shakespeare play “Hamlet”. (The jealous brother wants to kill the King, comes up with a scrupulous plan and manages to unleash the plan, and the son wants revenge…Yeah…Think about it…).

Pinocchio

This one you will not see coming!

Pinocchio runs away as soon as he can walk, Gepetto is arrested after police believe that he is abusing Pinocchio and Pinocchio kills a talking cricket! Gepetto is eventually released and insists that Pinocchio goes to school. Pinocchio sells his texts books to attend the Great Marionette Theatre, encounters a fox and cat who to try to hang him and steal from him. Pinocchio does eventaully end up shaping up and becoming a real boy though.

Check out these links below too see even more real life fairytale’s:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/adamellis/super-dark-origins-behind-your-favorite-disney-movies

http://movies.allwomenstalk.com/real-stories-behind-our-favorite-disney-classics

http://www.livescience.com/41208-fairy-tales-that-came-true.html