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Just Published: The Fox & The Little Tanuki Vol. 1 by Mi Tagawa!

Reminder that The Fox & the Little Tanuki, Vol. 1 by Mi Tagawa (⭐⭐⭐⭐) released today! Check out the review here or grab a copy of your own at Barnes & Noble (they deliver so no trip needed 👍🏽).

Recommended: yes ♥
For a sweet light story, for drama mixed with humour, for characters you’ll love

You already know you’ll love it

Summary:
Long ago, the gods granted a few special animals great powers… but not all those animals used their magical abilities for good! Senzou the Fox Spirit in particular grew too brash and arrogant, abusing his strength until the gods imprisoned him for his bad behavior. Three hundred years later, he’s finally been released, but only on one condition– he can’t have his any of his abilities back until he successfully helps a tanuki cub named Manpachi become an assistant to the gods. Unfortunately for Senzou, there’s no cheating when it comes to completing his task! The magic beads around his neck make sure he can’t wander too far from his charge or shirk his duties, and so… Senzou the once-great Fox Spirit must now figure out how to be an actually-great babysitter to a mischievous little tanuki or risk being stuck without his powers forever!

Just Published: Mythos by Stephen Fry!

Reminder that the illustrated edition of Mythos by Stephen Fry released today! Check out the review here & check it out on Amazon if you’re interested!

Summary
This book is a challenge to define by genre. What do I call it? Fiction? Non-fiction? Religion? History?? Regardless, you’re led through the creation of everything straight up to actual recorded history, where myth blends with fact, by our lovely guide Stephen Fry. His humor and passion for the topic work perfectly together to make these legends feel so relatable and engaging, while also teaching a hell of a lot. The Titans who are the basis of life, the New Gods led by rebellious and lecherous Zeus, and the endless demi-god offspring they produce all get their own stories here. This new edition features photographs and images from sculptures, paintings, and other art based around the stories told within. It’s a lovely touch to see such lavish recreations from the time these stories are based on.

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Mythos by Stephen Fry

Mythos by Stephen Fry – 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Release Date: August 27, 2019

Recommended: Yes!!!
For teachers, students, people who like to laugh, and those who want some explanations for why things are the way they are, via the antics and follies of humans and gods.

A gorgeous reworking of the original versions’ cover

Summary
This book is a challenge to define by genre. What do I call it? Fiction? Non-fiction? Religion? History?? Regardless, you’re led through the creation of everything straight up to actual recorded history, where myth blends with fact, by our lovely guide Stephen Fry. His humor and passion for the topic work perfectly together to make these legends feel so relatable and engaging, while also teaching a hell of a lot. The Titans who are the basis of life, the New Gods led by rebellious and lecherous Zeus, and the endless demi-god offspring they produce all get their own stories here. This new edition features photographs and images from sculptures, paintings, and other art based around the stories told within. It’s a lovely touch to see such lavish recreations from the time these stories are based on.

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Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller – ⭐

God that was exhausting. Didn’t think I’d make it through. I am BAFFLED by how this was 2018 Best Fantasy Book on Goodreads. I guess I won’t be following those as recommendations for what to read anymore, and this was my first attempt at that!

Recommended: NOPE
It lacked emotion, a likable main character, and at times was even lacking interest (aka…. it was dull.)

TBH I also really hate the cover. I *only* read it when Goodreads picked it. What have I learned? Trust myself, not others. >.>

Summary:
Goddess Circe finds out she’s a witch, and hopes that’ll make her daddy finally love her. He ends up exiling her though, mostly for political reasons. This story is about her on the island she’s exiled to and the random people who occasionally come her way. It’s primarily her complaining about how being immortal is sad and boring, and she’s a pathetic excuse for existence. After listening to her for hundreds of pages, I’m inclined to agree.

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