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Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
Introducing an instant classicmaster storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odins son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaimans deft and witty prose emerges the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
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rachelm
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New entries for #jennyis30!

Tagged book, which I loved, for Nordic
A People‘s History of Silicon Valley for #Politics
The Lager Queen of Minnesota (so good) for #Family

I‘m on a roll with great books!

BarbaraBB You are!! 3d
Megabooks Fantastic! 3d
jenniferw88 Hi! Please don't forget to tag me in your posts - I only found this by searching the #! 2d
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rachelm
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I started this one today for #jennyis30 (Nordic category) and I don‘t know why I‘m surprised that I like it so much. Of course I would! Plus Neil reads it!

ErinSueMreads That's one of my favorites!!! 5d
JazzFeathers I listened to it last year. Enjoyed immensely 😍 5d
Meaw_catlady He is such a great storyteller!!!!! And his voice 🥰🥰🥰 4d
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faithx5
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Oh, Thor.

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LauraJ
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So much more entertaining than the long-winded textbooks I read back in college. Being raised in a secular home, I‘ve always been fascinated by mythology and religion. Gaiman does a great job of paring down the myths and showing how “human” gods originally were. I hope he writes some more nonfiction mythology books.
#NewYearWhoDis

vivastory Glad that you liked it 😊 I agree, I'd love to see more like this from Gaiman. I've heard that the following is a bit similar 7d
LauraJ @vivastory Yes, but funnier! 7d
Meaw_catlady A very good book! And a very cute kitty ! 🖤 6d
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LauraJ @Trashcanman there‘s so many ways to answer that question... 6d
Trashcanman Hugs to you 5d
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LauraJ
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Shh! 🤫 The kitten is finally out of berserker mode and I may be able to finish this. 🤞🏼

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LauraJ
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I have been the inspiration for so much bad poetry, so many poorly written songs and even one terrible self-published book. I am a muse for the talentless. And now I know where this schlock comes from! 😝

vivastory 😂😂😂 1w
rabbitprincess I laughed so hard at this bit when I read the book 😂😂 1w
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LauraJ
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Another perfect match from @monalyisha for #NewYearWhoDis! @vivastory has some excellent books for me to kick off 2020 with. I‘ve read 2, 4, 6, 14 & 16 and liked them all. Am going to try to fit in ALL of the rest in January. 😁

vivastory Your list is fantastic. I can't wait to get started on them! 1mo
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vivastory
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Around seven years ago I became fascinated by Norse mythology after reading the Prose Edda & the Poetic Edda. I was reading a lot of epics at the time, & the only one that ever matched the sheer inventiveness, large cast of memorable & eccentric characters & exuberance of the Eddas was the Finnish epic Kalevala. So obviously Gaiman's version was going to be very appealing. Did not disappoint in the least. Read in one sitting.

saresmoore This is one of the few books I absolutely loved in audio format! Gaiman‘s a gifted storyteller. 2mo
OnlyYoo I loved Loki and Thor's relationship haha. I especially liked the story where they had to give gifts because Loki cut off Thor's wife's hair. 2mo
Theaelizabet The Prose Edda and Poetic Edda have been on my TBR for some time. I‘ve heard good things about this book. I should give it a look. 2mo
Twainy I own this audiobook ... I need to bump it up the TBR list 😈 2mo
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vivastory
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I'm loving this one so far. I appreciate how Gaiman wrote Loki as an opportunistic politician, rather than standard villain. That definitely suits him as a trickster. Plus, Freya gets some great lines so far.

britt_brooke I‘m not a big Gaiman fan, but I loved this one! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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My #novemberwrapup! A decent month of reading!

MoonWitch94 Did you enjoy Elton John‘s book?? 2mo
OriginalCyn620 @MoonWitch94 Loved it! His stories are wild, sad, and remarkable. It reads like how I‘d imagine he‘d tell it to a friend. (edited) 2mo
MoonWitch94 @OriginalCyn620 thank you! It‘s on my TBR but sometimes memoirs aren‘t as great as I hope, so I was on the fence. 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Give it a go @MoonWitch94! I‘m a big fan of his and if you are too, I don‘t think you‘d be sorry! 😊 2mo
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kgriffith
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Black Friday grocery store is busier than I anticipated, but in and out without incident and with the smallest turkey I could find. I do what I want 😝

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Seshat
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman

One by one that night Loki insulted the gods and the goddesses. He told the gods that they were cowards, told the goddesses that they were gullible and unchaste. Each insult was woven with just enough truth to make it wound. He told them that they were fools, reminded them of things they thought were safely forgotten. He sneered and jeered and raised old scandals, and would not stop making everyone there miserable until Thor arrived at the feast.

Ruthiella I just started listening to this and am really enjoying it!😀 2mo
Seshat @Ruthiella I also highly recommend Mythos by Stephen Fry. 2mo
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sudi
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This was my first readathon and i enjoyed it, my total time came out to be 10 hours. I was able to complete my goal of finishing all three books. Americanah was an amazing book and i'm sad i didn't read it earlier. I'm definitely a Adichie fan for life now. Norse Mythology was my pick for #authoramonth and it was great to read about Thor, Loki and Odin outside the context of a Marvel Movie. And some of the stories were pretty funny too.

Andrew65 That‘s fantastic, great to have you playing along. Hope to see you again and well done. 👏👏👏🍾🥂🍾🥂😊🎈🥳 2mo
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sudi Thanks @Andrew65 💖, i'm glad i joined 😊 2mo
xxjenadanxx Awesome job! I loved Norse Mythology! 2mo
sudi Thanks @xxjenadanxx 😊💖. Norse Mythology was great and i loved how Loki got so much more attention in the book. 2mo
Soubhiville I‘m glad you enjoyed Americanah. I thought it was brilliant. 2mo
jb72 I‘m so glad you joined us! Great job! 🎉 2mo
sudi Thanks @jb72 😊💖, i enjoyed the readathon 2mo
sudi @Soubhiville it was such a great book. Adichie is just amazing. It was so well written, the commentary on race in different countries and the way she handled writing an extra marital affair, which can be quite tricky. I can't wait to read more books from her. 2mo
BiblioLitten I love Adiche‘s work. Yet to read Americanah. That‘s the only one left. 2mo
sudi @BiblioLitten hahaha it's the complete opposite with me, i have only read Americanah and yet to have read the other books 😄 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I didn‘t have much encounters with Norse mythology so this book is a good place to start. It‘s an enjoyable read which tells the beginning where nothing existed to Ragnarok, the apocalyptic war. Gaiman tells it with humour and straight forward..some stories you‘ll read with a chuckle, others you‘ll feel sad...they‘re also rather dark but all crafted seamlessly and interestingly.
#AuthorAMonth

OriginalCyn620 I loved this one! 2mo
Soubhiville Logged📚 2mo
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Mynameisacolour
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This is my #authoramonth pick. I love Neil Gaiman and have read and enjoyed many of his books but I don't have a ton of extra reading time so this will probably be the only one I get to this month. Even found some locally made and mythological-ish soda to go with. 🖤
#mittenlitten

Soubhiville Let me know if you finished this so I can log it for you! 2mo
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Balibee146
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Weekly foodshop fail 😁🙌 #minihaul #cantstopwontstop #mounttbr #seasonalreads

erzascarletbookgasm Good choices for seasonal reads. I‘ve never seen that red cover of Norse Mythology! 2mo
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Simona
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I like Norse myths for various reasons, and one of them is their darkness, which in the Gaiman version fades a little bit ... but I love it anyway. This collection is primarily focused on mischievous Loki (my favorite god🤫) and his role in the destruction of Nine Worlds. Very enjoyable, especially audiobook 😉

#AuthorAMonth

OriginalCyn620 Loved this one! 2mo
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Simona @OriginalCyn620 Me too, and I was really sad by the end ... 2mo
Simona @Soubhiville 👍😘 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Loved it! I wasn‘t familiar with the stories of the Norse gods, but of course, I‘m familiar with Thor, Loki, and Odin from the films. Gaiman is a great storyteller and I tore through this, as it was entertaining and infused with a bit of humor. It was a fun, quick read!
#authoramonth

TK421 I loved this one. 2mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser I got through the first few chapters of this on audiobook. Quite enjoyable I will have to borrow it again. 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I spent 3 hours cleaning out and reorganizing my closet. Gaiman and roasted chickpeas are my reward!
#bookandsnack #gratefulreads

Sace Well deserved! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 🎉🎊📚 2mo
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Simona
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Not so sneaky start of a #24B4Monday #readathon at my work (🤫) to celebrate #MrBook1inMillion

I like Gaiman‘s voice, a lot 😁 and I like Loki‘s mischievous nature.

FantasyChick Haha I'm doing the same at work this morning. I mean, it IS Friday after all 😊 2mo
jb72 When I worked I loved listening to audiobooks. 2mo
MrBook 😂🤣 I‘m a bad influence. 🙈😎🙌🏻 2mo
Simona @FantasyChick @jb72 When is quiet in the office and I have to do mindless tasks, the audiobook is great companion. 2mo
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BookwormAHN
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I loved Norse Mythology. I wasn't very familiar with the Norse Gods, except with Thor and Loki. But that was mainly from some of the recent movies. Loki is still my favorite 💙
#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville

GrilledCheeseSamurai Gaiman does such an incredible job of helping to discover this mythology. So easy to understand and get lost in. ❤️ 2mo
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Deifio I really enjoyed it, too.❤️ My daughter wanted me to read her some, so I omitted lots of violence and gore 😅 2mo
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nvhXesq
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Mehso-so

This was okay. It didn‘t do much for me, but I can see how others like it. #readharderchallenge

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Librarybelle
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Gaiman chronicles the #Superfeats of the Norse gods in this collection. I bought this one based on a friend‘s recommendation, though I‘ve yet to read it. #SoaringScores

Cinfhen I‘m thinking of trying this one in audio 3mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen That would be incredible if Gaiman reads it 3mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Librarybelle & @Cinfhen - Gaiman does narrate it!! (For some reason his accent always surprises me! I like it, but it‘s always a new surprise! 😂) 3mo
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CrowCAH The Gods are super powerful! 3mo
Cinfhen Good to know @GlassAsDiamonds Gaiman has such a sexy accent 3mo
JacqMac @Cinfhen @Librarybelle I did this one on audio. My kids kept listening in, too. It‘s that good! 3mo
Cinfhen I just listened to Mythos narrarated by Stephen Fry @JacqMac It was SO GOOD/ HILARIOUS and entertaining 3mo
JacqMac @Cinfhen I‘ll have to look for that. I love Stephen Fry. 3mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen this is true... 😂😂😂 3mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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I enjoyed reading this for #bookriotreadharderchallenge2019: a book of mythology or folklore. Only one more book to go to complete this challenge! 📚

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madamereadsalot1
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#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon day 9 made me think of Odin and his #ravens: Muninn and Huginn. Which then brought to mind Neil Gaiman. And since I love both Gaiman and Odin stories, it was really a no brainer!

#teamslaughter @Clwojick

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CoffeeNBooks
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Reading and relaxing this evening. 📚☕ #coffeeandabook

sunnidae I love his narrative voice in this book 3mo
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DebinHawaii
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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#SoaringScores
Not an exact fit for #TheRaidersMarch but the closest on my shelves. Plus I‘ll take any excuse for a nod to Neil. 😍

CrowCAH Good choice! 👍🏻 He‘s a fantastic author! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m debating if I should buy this book / I‘ve been on a Greek myth kick and now I‘m thinking to explore Norse Mythology 3mo
JazzFeathers Fantastically awesome book 😍 3mo
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AkashPhoenix
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Amazing read. Gaiman is a story-teller of his own extraordinary league. This book has honestly changed my favorites. Loki, is my favorite from now. Every story has been crafter like a gem with such details as of the writer has seen them himself. Odin looked like a deceitful character while Thor was more or less a brainless warrior.
Loved it throughout.

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OriginalCyn620
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currerbelle
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Mehso-so

Listened to this on audiobook as read by NEIL GAIMAN himself! The different voices he used for all the characters added an extra layer of humor. As a straightforward retelling of established myths there wasn't much room for originality. Possibly best appreciated by those with little familiarity with the original tales.
⭐⭐⭐

Jari-chan Just what I thought 🙈 4mo
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AkashPhoenix
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Awesome combo!

julesG Deffo. 4mo
arlenefinnigan What a view! 4mo
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AkashPhoenix
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🤗 4mo
AkashPhoenix @Eggs Honored to be here ⭐👍 4mo
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sprainedbrain
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 7

@Oblomov26 would you care to play? 😃

Post a cover you love each day for 7 days, no explanations needed. Tag a new person each day.

Catsandbooks Love this cover!! 😍 4mo
TCLinrow That cover! 🤩 4mo
HOTPock3tt Loved this book! ♥️ 4mo
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mrsmarch
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It has been. A day. State meeting, wonderful opportunity to meet ladies and share ideas, but today was unnaturally full of folks with negative attitudes. Don‘t feel as replenished as I usually feel at the end of a day so I‘m recooping in the hotel bed with a crossword and Norse gods.

Eyelit 💙💙💙 4mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Nothing like a cozy bed and a good book to shake off a long day. 👍 4mo
mrsmarch @GrilledCheeseSamurai Update, I do feel better this morning. Had room service bring me coffee since my in room machine is still broken. That helped. I‘ve also decided that if I hear some particular negative comments this morning, I‘m going to say something very polite but very pointed to the offenders about it. It‘s good to have a plan. 4mo
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wideeyedreader
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#redroseseptember #hitthenorth I think this qualifies as north, right?

Cinfhen Ha!! 4mo
arlenefinnigan I loved this. I heard an interview with Neil Gaiman where he said the only bad review he'd seen of it what someone saying "there's no original stories here, it's all just old Norse myths!" "well..... I thought I'd made that clear in the title.... It's like buying a pizza and complaining 'this is just dough with tomato and cheese on!'" 4mo
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Rieltalk
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I‘m really into mythology, and also into medieval Norse/Viking history, and this book scratched ALL the itches. It‘s well-written, as you‘d expect, and while it doesn‘t cover everything, it includes the stories that the average person would care about. It‘s also not too long - recommend reading it in a warm cafe as the snows fall beyond the window by your side.

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MaggieCarr
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Is #AChallengeMadeMeReadIt a real hashtag? I'm using it as one... Not even going to bother rating, finished only because it was tasked on a reading challenge. Mythology is not, nor will it ever be a genre I enjoy. Give me folklore and mermaids, but blah to the gods of mythology.

xxjenadanxx I loved this one! But we can't all like the same things I suppose. 5mo
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BooksAndYarn
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Time to relax and have a little me time this Saturday night
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#readingandknitting #metime

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyAug19 Day 15: #Cycle of life.

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sprainedbrain
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I was already familiar with most of these stories, but I think I was bound to love Gaiman‘s fanciful, often funny, spin on them. Especially in audiobook format, read by the author. 😍

It‘s like listening to a brilliant storyteller recount magical legends... because that‘s exactly what it is.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Meaw_catlady Loved this one!! 5mo
mom2bugnbee I really enjoyed this on audio! 5mo
RealBooks4ever This audiobook is so good I wanna cry! 💜 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I loved this one! I need to listen to the audiobook, I love listening to Gaiman narrate. 5mo
JazzFeathers The audiobook is simply fantastic! 5mo
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MEGR
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Sunday reading/napping. This is not my usual pick, however my son loved it so I‘m keeping my mind open and giving it a chance. Between naps. 😴

britt_brooke I‘m not generally a Gaiman fan, but I loved this one! 5mo
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steph_phanie
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"He was just doing whatever he felt like doing. That was what Thor did best." #NeilGaiman #NorseMythology #Retelling #booknerd #currentread #mademelaugh #accurate #Thor

I realize this isn't Marvel's Thor (soooo many differences), but could there be any more accurate description of Thor as we know him?? Ha!

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ManyWordsLater
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This is my lap on a little vacation without my book.

If you could see my face it would have tears.

Megabooks Boo! 👎🏻 6mo
Eggs Wahhh😫 6mo
AmyG Oh no! 6mo
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RamsFan1963
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Ever read a book that you didn't enjoy as much as you should, but you can't figure out why? That's this book, I didn't love it, but I didnt hate it either. It was close to a so-so, but I found enough enjoyable to make it a low pick. 3 💥💥💥 out of 5

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterN @BookishMarginalia

CaitZ I got the same feeling from this book. I think it's because I don't know that much about mythology. 6mo
RamsFan1963 @CaitZ I'm no expert, but I've read my share of mythology, mostly greek/roman and some norse, and I think what was missing was Gaiman's usual writing flare. I still don't know what I was expecting, something more like American Gods I suppose. 6mo
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lucifare
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I have the most thoughtful pen pal! Thank you @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego !! I am terribly behind in my replies to you but I received your letters and post cards and now I get to celebrate my birthday again 😄 I plan to catch up my writing this weekend! #LitsyPenPals

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay! Glad it arrived. There is one more letter in the mail, just cuz I felt like saying a quick hello. No hurry with your replies. Write when you have time. Happy Birthday!! 6mo
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Eyelit
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Giving my eyes a little rest and finishing up an audiobook... with the kittehs keeping me company. 😻 I think they live Neil Gaiman‘s narration as much as me. 😁 #catsoflitsy #24in48

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wideeyedreader
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Some #coolcolors for day 17 of #colormepretty! I have a lot more, but I decided to go with only three.

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