Spins a web, any size. Catches thieves, just like flies…

This week Nathan over at the Fantasy Review Barn has decided to take us on a really Tough Travelling journey.  Through the tropes of creepy crawlies, insects, bugs, spiders and the like (brrr):

‘BUGS- Not in the Tough Guide but it should be. Let’s all find anything creepy or crawly, big or small, six legs, eight legs, or more. Bugs, bugs, bugs.’

Shelob – Lord of the Rings by Tolkien – one big ass spider!

Harry Potter by JKRowling – Aragog – not to mention a legion of other massive spiders (all related!!)

Charlotte’s Web by E B White – Charlotte is the spider – clearly – otherwise what the hell does she have a web for.  But, contrary to our feelings she’s a good spider!

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl – an excellent story and packed full of insects – none of which make James run away – in fact they all help him on his journey.  His aunts – well, that’s another story and worth running away from!

Spiderman – Marvel superhero!  He has spideryness going on in his blood!

Honorary Mentions:

Incy wincy spider and Miss Moffat – okay, these are nursery rhymes and just go to show how we like to give our children the heebeejeebies about spiders!

Aarachnaphobla and Eight Legged Freaks – call me a maniac but I love both these films

You may have noticed I went for a theme of spiders – once I’d started it just seemed to flow so why not!  Stop on over to check out the other petrified travellers and see what they’ve come up with to terrify you this week.


18 Responses to “Spins a web, any size. Catches thieves, just like flies…”

  1. lipsyy

    I used to watch Arachnophobia all the time. Still makes me shudder! As does this post. THANKS 😛

    • lynnsbooks

      I know – I used to watch that too! “Woah, Dr Death’!!
      Lynn 😀

  2. Rabindranauth

    So with your post, mine, and Danya’s over on Fine Print, that’s 3 posts with all spiders -.- And all are completely different. I’m sensing a trope within a trope . . . .

    • lynnsbooks

      Yes, tropes within tropes – we should make that a ‘thing’ come up with some sub-tropes.
      Lynn 😀

      • Rabindranauth

        Trope-ception 😮 (someone had to say it)
        By the way, I LOVED Eight Legged Freaks too!

      • lynnsbooks

        Haha – very good!! 😀
        Eight Legged Freaks – now I want to WATCH it NOW!

  3. Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

    LOL – great call with Spider-Man!

    My Tough Travels

  4. Nathan

    Oh, why Charlotte? WHY!!! Wilbur needs you. I loved James and the Giant Peach when I was a kid.

    • lynnsbooks

      James and the Giant Peach is fantastic! And, even though I was concentrating on spiders it has it’s fare share of others!
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    Great choices. With this theme I straight away thought of James and the Giant Peach which we’ve been reading with the children at my school 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      I love that story. So good. I hope the children at your school are enjoying it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Molly Mortensen

    I didn’t think of Charlotte or James! lol Eight Legged Freaks was great!

    • lynnsbooks

      I love that film – I don’t care if that makes me a real maniac!
      Lynn 😀

  7. Mogsy

    Aw, so many of my childhood favorites in here. And wow, you really do have spiders on the mind 😛

    • lynnsbooks

      Not good that – having spiders on the mind! It did feel a bit like a children’s gallery! I got quite carried away though.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Danya @ Fine Print

    Charlotte’s Web!! Great call. That was my #1 heartbreaking book when I was a kid…that was obviously before my hatred of spiders developed, haha.

    • lynnsbooks

      I know – how could you hate spiders when there was Charlotte – plus the spider in James and the Giant Peach of course! Then, you grow up and the fear kicks in!!
      Lynn 😀

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