Review: War Music: An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer’s Iliad

War Music: An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer’s Iliad by Christopher LogueMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is a retelling (not quite a translation) of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of the Iliad. This is my second time reading it. Reading more about Christopher Logue, I found out that he returnedContinue reading “Review: War Music: An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer’s Iliad”

Review: Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic by Arkady StrugatskyMy rating: 3 of 5 stars The introduction to this edition is by Ursula Le Guin. Here is part of her description of the book: Roadside Picnic is a first contact story with a difference. Aliens have visited the Earth and gone away again, leaving behind them several landing areas (nowContinue reading “Review: Roadside Picnic”

Review: Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology by Neil GaimanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Because, said Thor, when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki’s fault. It saves a lot of time.These stories are taken from the Prose Edda, which I read years ago. I really enjoyed this retelling. I listened to thisContinue reading “Review: Norse Mythology”

24 in 48 challenge!: Your Favorite Series post

The current challenge for the 24 in 48 readathon is to post about your favorite series. So… one of my favorite series, which I reviewed before I started a blog, is The Sandman comics series, by Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of Dream of the Endless (aka Morpheus) who rules over the realm ofContinue reading “24 in 48 challenge!: Your Favorite Series post”

24 in 48! my first update

I am participating in the 24 in 48 readathon.  Here is the schedule from the website:  Beginning at 12:01am on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night [EST], readers read for 24 hours out of that 48 hour period.   The photo is my entry for the second challenge: Show Us That Bookshelf. It startedContinue reading “24 in 48! my first update”

Book Beginnings: War Music by Christopher Logue

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. My current book is War Music: An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homers Iliad by the poet Christopher Logue. This is a reread. I first read this book in 2017. I did notContinue reading “Book Beginnings: War Music by Christopher Logue”

Share-a-Tea challenge & Chunkster Challenge 2019

Both of these are hosted by Becky @ Becky’s Book Reviews. In order to sign up, just leave a comment. I commented on both but I think my comments have not been published yet. Share-a-Tea Reading Challenge Includes any book that you primarily read while drinking tea (or coffee) in 2019  Chunkster Challenge See how manyContinue reading “Share-a-Tea challenge & Chunkster Challenge 2019”

Review: Subtleties of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin

Subtleties of the Incredible Mullah Nasrudin by Idries ShahMy rating: 4 of 5 stars The original Nasrudin is said to have lived in the 13th century. Stories about him have been told across the Muslim world. Most of the stories depict him in an ancient small village, but some stories transplant him to the modernContinue reading “Review: Subtleties of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin”

Top 10 Tuesday: The Best Books I Read in 2018

A top 10 +1, actually.  I wrote reviews for most of these, but there are a few I just didn’t get around to reviewing.  Njals Saga (author unknown) review Too Like the Lightning/Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer (Terra Ignota series) I am lumping these two together because they are so closely connected, with the second book picking upContinue reading “Top 10 Tuesday: The Best Books I Read in 2018”


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