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Instagram: October 12, 2019 at 11:28PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B3ixW7DpZ_v/ Collage happy for episode 55: Finding Fear. Settle back for an all-ages Halloween scare and let me read you an old Turkish folk tale about the boy that didn’t understand fear…and decided to go out and seek it. URI: https://link.chtbl.com/Fear

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Instagram: October 11, 2019 at 02:14PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B3fNJ7AJFZR/ Recording short episode now. Here’s your hint (fun collaging thanks to @adesignkit)
#halloween #october #fairytales #horror #andrewlang #fairytales #books #amreading #bookstagram #bookpodcast #bookpodcaster #bookpodcasts #beyourownheroine #trypod #podcast #horrorpodcast #podcasts #theremightbecupcakes #horror #podernfamily #ladypodsquad #readersofinstagram

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Episode 29: Unpacking the Bunny

episode 27: Halloween Enormous Stories

The Blair Witch series:

Blair Witch books:

Monsters in Virginia: Mysterious Creatures of the Old Dominion by L. B. Taylor

L. B. Taylor, Jr. on Amazon and Goodreads–he’s written 22 additional books about the strange and unusual in Virginia, including The Big Book of Virginia Ghost Stories

Cassell’s Dictionary of Superstitions, compiled by David Pickering

recommended in episode: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill — horror involving a train trestle and a monster. The audio version is narrated by Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew, and is available via this link, or you can choose it as your free book when you sign up for a thirty-day trial of Audible and support the podcast.

the Virginia Writers Club

The Big Book of Urban Legends by Robert Loren Fleming, Robert F. Boyd, Jr., and Jan Harold Brunvan is a fun, graphic novel approach from a scholarly viewpoint, published by DC Comics.

Weird Virginia: Your Travel Guide to Virginia’s Local Legends and Best-Kept Secrets by Jeff Bahr, Loren Coleman, and Troy Taylor

All of these books have been added to the podcast’s bookshelf on Goodreads. Please feel free to friend me on Goodreads.

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Episode 22: Black Bread, Water and Horses

LiveScience: The Mystery of Kasper Hauser

mental_floss: The Mysterious Life and Death of Kasper Hauser

feral children

The British Psychological Society: Mirror writing
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Mirror writing: neurological reflections on an unusual phenomenon by G. D. Schott

Philip Henry, 4th Earl of Stanhope

Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of Cleveland, neé Stanhope

 

Referenced and quoted

 

Books listed in episode that reference Kasper Hauser, or have Hauser as a character

 

All books have been added to the podcast’s Goodreads bookshelf.

 

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Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse

 

The King’s Eclipse: two works originally intended to be one, Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne

 

A huge thank you to Bev Vincent, my King consultant for this episode. He is the authority on all things King, and I highly recommend every one of his books. Here’s his work on the King:

 

Quoted, cited, and referenced

Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses From Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets by Tyler Nordgren

Fifty Year Canon of Solar Eclipses  1986-2035 and Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1591-2500 both by Fred Espanek, NASA astrophysicist

 

Shakespeare: King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra

Paradise Lost by John Milton

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

 

In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses by Anthony Aveni

 

The Waves by Virginia Woolf

 

A Treatise of Eclipses of the Sun and Moon 1715-1744 by Charles Leadbetter

 

All of the episode’s books have been added to the podcast’s Goodreads bookshelf.

Audible recommendation for your free book to keep, for trying one month of membership free (and supporting my podcast, thank you so very much!): click through audibletrial.com/mightbecupcakes, and choose either Dolores Claiborne, narrated by the wonderful character actor Frances Sternhagen, or Gerald’s Game, narrated by the equally strong Lindsay Crouse. You may also support me by purchasing them through Audible’s partner, Amazon, and again, I thank you:

 

 

Film versions

trailer for the film version of Dolores Claiborne

trailer for the film version of Gerald’s Game, now on Netflix:

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Episode 17: Wolves and Hoods

Stories read in this episode

“Le Petit Chaperon Rouge” by Charles Perrault: The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

“Little Red-Cap” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (related to them by Jeannette and Marie Hassenpflug): The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

“The True History of Little Golden Hood” by M. Charles Marelles, collected in Andrew Lang’s Red Fairy Book

Literature quoted in this episode

“The Company of Wolves” in The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter (75th anniversary edition)

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Transformations by Anne Sexton (The Complete Poems)

The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Suggested exploration of the Hood and Wolf in the movies

my favorite: Hard Candy

The Company of Wolves, based upon Angela Carter’s short story, above

Red Riding Hood (2011), with Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman

Trick R Treat-one of the many stories entwined in this anthology

Freeway (1996), with Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon, and Amanda Plummer

Academic explorations

The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm (Norton Critical Editions) by Jack Zipes
The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim
The Classic Fairy Tales (Norton Critical Editions) by Marie Tatar

All books added to the podcast’s Goodreads bookshelf.

Agnes Grace Weld as Little Red Riding Hood, photographed by Lewis Carroll

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Episode 15: Old School Brownies

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Girl Scouting

The Scottish Brownie, from Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, by George Douglas, 1901:

The Scottish Brownie formed a class of beings distinct in habit and disposition from the freakish and mischievous elves. He was meagre, shaggy, and wild in his appearance.

In the daytime he lurked in remote recesses of the old houses which he delighted to haunt; and in the night sedulously employed himself in discharging any laborious task which he thought might be acceptable to the family to whose service he had devoted himself. But the Brownie does not drudge from the hope of recompense. On the contrary, so delicate is his attachment that the offer of reward, but particularly of food, infallibly occasions his disappearance for ever.

Translation: leave the damn bowl of milk, honey, or porridge for your resident helpful household deity. Thank your brownie. Or…

It is told of a Brownie, who haunted a Border family now extinct, that the lady having fallen unexpectedly in labour, and the servant, who was ordered to ride to Jedburgh for the sage-femme, showing no great alertness in setting out, the familiar spirit slipt on the great-coat of the lingering domestic, rode to the town on the laird’s best horse, and returned with the midwife en croupe. During the short space of his absence, the Tweed, which they must necessarily ford, rose to a dangerous height. Brownie, who transported his charge with all rapidity, was not to be stopped by this obstacle. He plunged in with the terrified old lady, and landed her in safety where her services were wanted. Having put the horse into the stable (where it was afterwards found in a woful plight), he proceeded to the room of the servant whose duty he had discharged, and, finding him just in the act of drawing on his boots, administered to him a most merciless drubbing with his own horsewhip. Such an important service excited the gratitude of the laird, who, understanding that Brownie had been heard to express a wish to have a green coat, ordered a vestment of that colour to be made and left in his haunts. Brownie took away the green coat, but was never seen more. We may suppose that, tired of his domestic drudgery, he went in his new livery to join the fairies. (source)

He will beat your ass and leave, even if you say you’re sorry and make him a wee coat.

muffinsA sweeter sort, who won’t drub you with your own whip, look like cupcakes, and have veggie power to boot:

Sweet Potato Avocado Brownie Bites

  • sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree
  • avocado
  • eggs
  • honey
  • coconut oil
  • coconut flour
  • cocoa powder
  • baking soda
  • sea salt
  • mini chocolate chips
  • walnuts (optional)

24 mini muffins, gluten-free: Serving size: 1 mini-muffin Calories: 71 Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 9g Sugar: 7g Sodium: 115mgFiber: 1g Protein: 1g

Hit the link for the full recipe. And make me some.

And, yes, in case you were wondering, the House Elves in the Harry Potter universe are based upon Brownies. God bless Dobby.

For those who were kids at the same time as I: there were two brownies in the movie Willow (1988), Franjean and Rool.

 

Recommended Reading

The Scottish Fairy Book by Elizabeth Grierson

The Lore of Scotland: A Guide to Scottish Legends by Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales by Theresa Breslin

all added to the podcast’s bookshelf on Goodreads

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