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text 2020-06-19 18:30
Reading progress update: DNF at 45%.
The Children of Jocasta - Natalie Haynes

I´ve been watching John McClane being a one man army for the last hour or so and I realized that the movie I´m watching is so much more interesting than this book. I really can´t be bothered.

 

DNF at 45%: equals approx. 111 pages.

Money earned: $ 2.00

 

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text 2020-06-19 17:03
Reading progress update: I've read 45%.
The Children of Jocasta - Natalie Haynes

There it is. My eternal struggle with mythological retellings. I´m not enjoying this nearly as much as "A Thousand Ships", which I loved and which, quite frankly, is the only mythological retelling I ever enjoyed reading.

 

 

This book, however, is kind of boring, I´m not invested in the two female main characters and I´m not sure what to think about Haynes stripping the story of the more supernatural elements. 

 

This book makes me want to read the original Theban plays by Sophocles, though. Which, at this point, I think would be a more worthwhile experience.

 

I´m still undecided whether or not I´m going to DNF this book, but I´m dragging my feet going back to it, which isn´t a very good sign. It seems my weird reading mood is still alive and kicking.

 

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review 2020-04-28 03:07
A Heart so Fierce and Broken
A Heart so Fierce and Broken - Brigid Kemmerer

 

This book is a continuation of the story told in A Curse so Dark and Lonely (an enthralling retelling of Beauty and the Beast). I loved this second book even more than the first one!

 

In this book, we follow Grey as he deals with the fallout of the information he learned at the end of book 1.  NO SPOILERS HERE!!

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review 2020-04-27 02:42
The Enchantress Returns
The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns - Chris Colfer

 

This is a great series that twists the fairy tales we know and love and makes them into an amazing story with loads of adventure and excitement. Love it and can't wait to read more.

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text 2020-04-03 06:32
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood

Wow, towards the end I really got slapped on the head by the feminist message of this book. And I´m afraid, I didn´t like it. And the chorus parts with the maids and the allusions to modern day times throughout this book really annoyed me.

 

So in short, this book clearly didn´t work for me.

 

  

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