Tag: myths

Fate will Find You: The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea

By: Erin Morgenstern

On the one hand I can completely understand why people wouldn’t like this book and don’t like Morgenstern’s writing. There’s a scene in which a character frees the dolls inside a nesting doll: a doll within a doll, a story within a story, within a story, a myth chased through time and space…

Yeah, I get why people won’t like it.

I ate it up.

Follow Me into this Dark & Creepy Cave

the anomaly

The Anomaly

By: Michael Rutger

Grade: B

This book is full of things I would never do. Explore a cavern high in the walls on the Grand Canyon… nope. Especially a cavern that I believe the government concealed discovery of the first time around… nope. And maybe if I did one day strangely get that far the rest of it would go like this:

Oh, it’s just a cavern! Kind of a disappointment.

Wait, look is that stairs over there?

We should follow them and see where they go!

Me: Nope. I’m out. Sunshine please!

A Beautiful Collection: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

a thousand beginnings and endings

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Edited By: Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Grade: A

Ghosts, star-crossed lovers, tragedy, more ghosts, shape-shifters, dances and sisters among other things… A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is an anthology of Asian myths and legends that released at the end of June.

It’s a beautifully written and entertaining collection of stories and if you aren’t familiar with the myths or want to know more about them there’s a page or two of information by the author at the end of each story which I was so grateful to read!

Minotaurs, Hamburger Gods & New to Me Book Finds

helen and troy's epic road quest

One of my goals this year was to just hit the bookstore and find books I had never heard of that jump out at me. I found some good books in¬†January¬†although the results of the actual reads have been pretty mixed. Of the latest batch to go on my TBR that I’ve actually read is this one about a Minotaur girl, a hamburger God, an Orc biker gang and a old-fashioned modern day quest.