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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    I'm reading the sequel to Dorothy Must Die, which is called The Wicked Shall Rise. It too is a great book. I've read three of the four part series, I'm just reading the ones I have read again because it's been a long while.
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    I'm finally at the last book of the Dorothy Must Die series. It's called The End of Oz. I had to read through the first three books because I could not remember the entire story. So far I love the last book and can't wait to finish it.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    I just bought "The Complete World of Greek Mythology" by Richard Buxton. I love mythology! I'm curious about this book. I have to wait a week before it's delivered.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by Eleanor View Post
    I just bought "The Complete World of Greek Mythology" by Richard Buxton. I love mythology! I'm curious about this book. I have to wait a week before it's delivered.
    I love mythology too. I like reading about Greek and Egypt mythology a lot. Hope you enjoy it!
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    One of my favorites is bullfinches mythology and free from Project Gutenberg.

    here.

    as a PDF.

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    I own a hard copy with dog eared pages.

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    paperback like this.

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    Oh! I hadn't thought about that on Project Gutenberg. Next download i think.

    I just finished the His Dark Materials Trilogy. I finally stuck through the first few chapters because people kept saying that it changed them, that it became their basis for thinking about theology. I plowed through the whole trilogy really quickly; I think my brain will be processing for a while. It was definitely worth reading. I thought I saw the Golden Compass movie a few years ago, but all I remember is the armored bears. I also thought that the hero was a boy, which is not the case of the book, although a boy becomes a main character later in the series. I'm not sure how much of this is my poor memory, or whether the filmmakers were more excited about armored bears than the rest of the story. Maybe I fell asleep.

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by Prickly Pear View Post
    Oh! I hadn't thought about that on Project Gutenberg. Next download i think.

    I just finished the His Dark Materials Trilogy. I finally stuck through the first few chapters because people kept saying that it changed them, that it became their basis for thinking about theology. I plowed through the whole trilogy really quickly; I think my brain will be processing for a while. It was definitely worth reading. I thought I saw the Golden Compass movie a few years ago, but all I remember is the armored bears. I also thought that the hero was a boy, which is not the case of the book, although a boy becomes a main character later in the series. I'm not sure how much of this is my poor memory, or whether the filmmakers were more excited about armored bears than the rest of the story. Maybe I fell asleep.
    I only managed to make it through the first book (which I loved). I don't recall the reason anymore, but my interest quickly dropped in book two and I never finished the series.

    I've been reading lots lately. Currently on two books: Regretting Motherhood, A Study, and the seventh book in the expanse series by James S.A Corey.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Armored bears is, IMO, the only thing to recommend about those books. I didn't find them that interesting or compelling, much less life changing. And I really wanted to like them...

    I was though, at least, able to finish them. GoT didn't even get that.


    I'm "reading" (via Audible) with my daughter, the InCryptid series by Seanan McGuire, in preparation for the last book in the series....nothing deep or insightful, just entertaining urban fantasy fluff.

    This book series has intelligent mice that are devout and religiously observant of whatever they choose to worship. They are adorable. Also, fierce...plus they speak In Capital Letters, which I love.

    The scientific name of the Aeslin mouse (Apodemus sapiens) means, literally, "the thinking mouse." They are considered part of the family Muridae, although they regard other members of the family as beasts of burden, predators, or sources of food, depending on their relative sizes and behaviors. A colony of Aeslin mice descending upon a rat is a fearsome sight indeed.
    Extensive study has been performed upon the Aeslin mouse, courtesy of the colony which came to America with Alexander and Enid Healy. Enid inherited the custodianship of the colony from her own mother, Caroline Davies, who claimed to have found them "out back of the barn," engaged in ritual adoration of a chicken.
    No Aeslin mice have ever been observed in the wild. Whether this is because they now exist only within human domiciles, or because they have become extinct apart from the family colony, is currently unknown.
    Biologically, the Aeslin mouse is near-identical to a common field mouse. Dissection of already-deceased subjects has revealed an enlarged cerebral cortex, indicative of their human-level of intelligence, and their forepaws are sophisticated enough to be considered true hands.
    The birth rate of Aeslin mice is dramatically lower than that of their wild cousins. The average female will have one baby every two years, resulting in no more than three to four offspring over the course of her life. Aeslin mice take between three and five years to mature, and can live well into their late thirties. It is surmised that they would have far shorter lifespans in the wild.
    The Aeslin mouse can be distinguished from the common field mouse by its more developed forepaws, and by its tendency to dress in clothing and jewelry fashioned from bones, bits of fabric, and things it has managed to steal from the kitchen junk drawer.
    The Aeslin mouse has a highly sophisticated society, centered around a devout religious class. Each colony of Aeslin mice to have been recorded has worshiped a different god or set of gods. These have included, but were not limited to, a large oak tree, a roll-top desk, and Caroline Davies's chickens. The colony currently living in the Price family attic worships the family. It is generally believed that these religious leanings are intended to keep the colony unified, and to prevent straying from places of safety. Religious schisms occur every three to five generations, with groups of younger mice splitting off and leaving the parent colony to find new gods. To date, none of these child colonies have been heard from again.

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    I did like the bears. I also liked the first book best ( The Golden Compass/Northern Lights), but I liked the whole series. I thought the writing was sometimes very good, and there was a slightly different take on many topics that interest me, so that I have a different way to think about them. I don't think it will be the basis of how I view theology, but I can see how it might have influenced me had I read it at a different stage of life.

    Urban fantasy has pretty much been my theme this summer, nothing else could hold me for weeks. It was a hard Autumn and Winter at our house, and that was about as deep as I wanted to wade. Fun serves a purpose.

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    I liked the Dark Materials trilogy, but the first one was, by far, the best - intriguing characters.

    I've also read The Expanse series, which was pretty fun - nothing like a well crafted space opera...

    I guess I'm also reading "urban fantasy" - Charles Stross's The Laundry series ( British secret police force created during WWII to battles Hitler's use of Lovecraftian entities, still ongoing in the present) very entertaining, fun writing and dramatic stories.

    Carter and Lovecraft, After the End of the World by Jonathan Howard - somewhat similar modern Lovecraftiana... Fun books. I don't think there's anything love changing in books for me any more - I just like being entertained in new ways these days.
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