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text 2020-05-25 09:20
Reading progress update: I've read 228 out of 683 pages.
The Iliad - Homer,Bernard Knox,Robert Fagles

Antenor asks that Helen be given up to the Argives. He seems to have the backing of most of the Trojans - but Paris refuses once more. A one day truce is called so that both sides can burn their dead.

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text 2020-05-18 04:17
Reading progress update: I've read 222 out of 683 pages.
The Iliad - Homer,Bernard Knox,Robert Fagles

Telemonian (Giant) Ajax wins the lottery! No, he's not unexpectedly a millionaire; he gets to fight Hector in single combat as his prize!

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review 2020-05-15 17:51
Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend... Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend of Shadow High - Shannon Hale,Dean Hale
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

I absolutely love the Ever After High series. The books are always gorgeous with interesting plays on fractured fairy tales. So, of course, I was beyond thrilled to see a mashup of Every After High and Monster High. While I haven't read any of the Monster High books yet (on the TBR list, I promise), I do enjoy the movies.

To start out, I actually wasn't a huge fan of this. Brooke's narration was a little grating, to be honest. Her interjections were a bit irritating and noting that a particular sentence was terribly constructed in no way makes the sentence any better. It just adds some awkwardness. I love the use of narrators as characters, but Brooke mostly just annoyed me at the beginning.

However, as the story got going, I eased in to the narration and got swept up in the plot. It was fascinating to see all of the characters come together in this entirely new setting. I loved the combining of worlds, both those familiar and those previously unexplored. It was entertaining in a way very different from the previous books.

Then things start really getting weird and I loved all of the puns and creative techniques used to portray the oddity. The use of different fonts, the arguments between narrators, and the surprise input from the reader were all so interesting and unique. It really made for a great reading experience.

As with the other books, the physical book is absolutely gorgeous, complete with Mapalogue graphics that are stunning.

Despite the rocky start, I ended up loving this book so much. It was wonderful to read and go along with the crazy ride that this mashup provides. A hexcellent book filled with puns, suspense, adventure, and surprises. Great to dive into and explore.
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text 2020-05-13 18:12
Reading progress update: I've read 220 out of 683 pages.
The Iliad - Homer,Bernard Knox,Robert Fagles

Nobody wants to fight Hector until an old-timer upbraids the young warriors for their lack of courage - then there are nine volunteers.

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text 2020-05-10 21:02
Reading progress update: I've read 216 out of 683 pages.
The Iliad - Homer,Bernard Knox,Robert Fagles Apollo and Athena plot that there should be a suspension of the general battle in favour of a single combat between Hector and an Achaean champion.
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