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Men Are Pigs

Circe, by Madeline Miller – When I heard about this book, I knew I should probably read it, but it took me a while to get a digital copy from the library. It’s a reinterpretation of the story of the … Continue reading

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All Gods Are Bastards

Here are some thoughts on a few books I’ve read recently. I’ve been patronizing the library quite a bit as of late, and their eBook system is pretty convenient. The thing I’m not keen on when it comes to their … Continue reading

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Mythical Monsters in the Modern Age

Knees Up Mother Earth, by Robert Rankin – This book returns to Brentford, the London suburb where Rankin grew up, which in his fiction is frequently home to mystical happenings. A local consortium is trying to purchase their football ground, … Continue reading

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Bug and Bear It

The term “bugbear” is now often used to mean a pet peeve or just something annoying, perhaps because of how “bug” can mean “to annoy.” I suppose such things are also a person’s cross to BEAR. Traditionally, however, the term … Continue reading

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A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Jackson

Yesterday, I finally got around to watching the Percy Jackson movie. It wasn’t as bad as I feared, but also not as good as it could have been. I mean, I thought the books were great, or I probably wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Daedalus

I was trying to think of characters from mythology I hadn’t covered yet, and I thought of Daedalus, the famous inventor. While most closely associated with Crete, the Athenians thought he should be a native of their own city, so … Continue reading

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