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review 2017-05-07 23:36
Toni FGMAMTC's Reviews > Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

These were so interesting. I've not read much about the Norse gods. Loki is definitely the star of the book IMO. He's forever up to something. The other gods are more serious. He livens everything up. This is told in a cool way so that even if it's a gruesome tale of gore the reader gets maximum enjoyment. Norse Mythology was definitely a treat.

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review 2015-11-26 00:00
Basher History: Mythology: Oh My! Gods and Goddesses
Basher History: Mythology: Oh My! Gods and Goddesses - Simon Basher,Mary Budzik This is an awesome little reference book. It's a really small book, and gives you clear pronunciation and references to other literature.
The illustrations are really campy, but this was worth the by.
As an aspiring author, this has been super helpful.
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text 2015-02-01 23:10
2015 Reading Plan- January Update
City of Glass - Cassandra Clare
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes - Edith Hamilton
Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett
Whistle Stop: How 31,000 Miles of Train Travel, 352 Speeches, and a Little Midwest Gumption Saved the Presidency of Harry Truman - Philip White
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope - Ian Doescher

1) City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

 

2) Mythology by Edith Hamilton


3) Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

 

4) Whistle Stop by Philip White


5) Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (re-read)


6) William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher

 

7) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley *started*

 

8) Eric by Terry Pratchett

 

9) The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (re-read)

 

10) William Shakespeare's Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

 

11) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

 

12) Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

 

13) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (re-read)

 

14) William Shakespeare's Star Wars: The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher

 

15) The Once and Future King by T.H. White

 

16) Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

 

17) A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (re-read)

 

18) Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

 

19) Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

 

20) Witches Aboard by Terry Pratchett

 

21) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (re-read)

 

22) Facing Justice by Diane & David Munson

 

23) The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

 

24) Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

 

25) A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin (re-read)

 

26) Confirming Justice by Diane & David Munson

 

27) The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

 

28) Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

 

29) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (re-read)

 

30) The Rise of the Great Powers, 1648-1815 by Derek McKay

 

31) The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

 

32) Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett

 

33) A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (re-read)

 

34) The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume One by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

35) The Art of War/The Prince/Instructions to His Generals by Sun Tzu/Niccolò Machiavelli/Frederick the Great (three-in-one book)

 

36) Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

 

37) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (re-read)

 

38) The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume Two by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

39) A Short History of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich

 

40) Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

 

41) Legends edited by Robert Silverberg (includes re-read of The Hedge Knight by George R.R. Martin

 

Bonus- The Poetry of Robert Frost (reading a few pages a night)

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review 2015-01-14 17:17
Concise and Readable Greco-Roman Mythology
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes - Edith Hamilton

The stories of Greco-Roman gods and heroes permeate our culture in some form or another, in Edith Hamilton's anthological collection 'Mythology' all the original tales are presented in a concise and readable fashion for those discovering them for the first time.

 

Taking her material from poems and plays from Greek and Roman writers, Hamilton structures the books chronologically through the various ages detailed in Greco-Roman mythology and keeping everything linked together through family relationships. At the beginning of every chapter Hamilton describes her process of choosing the source, or sources, of the tale giving the both the introductory reader and the knowledgeable one the basis for the next tale they are reading. The mythology of the Greco-Roman world and it's place in both Greek and Roman culture are described in general detail that gives the reader a sense of how each perceived the world around them.

 

The minor inclusion of the Norse mythology at the end of the book was the biggest failing of the book, Hamilton gave cultural reasons for including but it felt both incomplete and an afterthought. Only Balder's story was discussed and nothing of the adventures of Thor or others.

 

Edith Hamilton's lifetime of research and teaching of Greek and Roman poetry and plays results in a very readable book of Greco-Roman mythology. The book is definitely for casual readers along with those starting their journey into the overall world of Greco-Roman mythology and is not a substitute for reading The Iliad, The Odyssey, or The Aeneid. If you fall into either of these two categories I wholeheartedly recommend this book, but I would look somewhere else if you're interested in Norse mythology.

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review 2011-08-29 00:00
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes - Edith Hamilton Timeless (Timeless #1)by Alexandra Monir 4 out of 5 stars http://angelswithattitudebookreviews-joelle.blogspot.comWhen tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance. Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.My Thoughts and ReviewEnjoyed this book it was a different kind of time travel. A young girl traveling back in time to help her family members in the past. Learning among her travels that her father was also from another time that is why he left her mother without a by you leave and she never got a chance to know him.By traveling back in forth in time she unravels and mystery and puts together the pieces to fill in her past and help fulfill the future for so bright individuals with much talent.Finding love and giving in up in hopes that you will reunite in the future.A first time author for me and I enjoyed this book looking forward to the next. Author kind of left the ending where maybe there could be a sequel guess, we will have to see.
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