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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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AkashPhoenix
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Awesome combo!

julesG Deffo. 5h
arlenefinnigan What a view! 3h
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AkashPhoenix
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🤗 10h
AkashPhoenix @Eggs Honored to be here ⭐👍 6h
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AkashPhoenix
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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!! 😍 2d
TCLinrow That cover! 🤩 2d
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mrsmarch
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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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 💙💙💙 1w
GrilledCheeseSamurai Nothing like a cozy bed and a good book to shake off a long day. 👍 1w
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. 1w
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wideeyedreader
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#redroseseptember #hitthenorth I think this qualifies as north, right?

Cinfhen Ha!! 2w
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!'" 2w
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Rieltalk
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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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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Panpan

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. 3w
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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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toofondofbooks
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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!! 1mo
mom2bugnbee I really enjoyed this on audio! 1mo
RealBooks4ever This audiobook is so good I wanna cry! 💜 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I loved this one! I need to listen to the audiobook, I love listening to Gaiman narrate. 1mo
JazzFeathers The audiobook is simply fantastic! 1mo
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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! 1mo
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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! 👎🏻 2mo
Eggs Wahhh😫 2mo
AmyG Oh no! 2mo
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RamsFan1963
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Pickpick

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. 2mo
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. 2mo
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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!! 2mo
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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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mutlee
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Pickpick

I love mythology (and pretty much everything Gaiman), so this was perfect for me. And I actually didn‘t know much about Norse Mythology. I‘m glad I picked up the audiobook for this one bc a) Neil Gaiman‘s voice is awesome, and b) I would have butchered many of the pronunciations in my head. Probably should be required for lit students. Why was I only required to read Greek/Roman? So many allusions from the Norse!

AutumnRLS I loved this. Thor is such a dope. It made me laugh every time! 2mo
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Sweetkokoro
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Day 23: “N”
I bring to you all a two-fer for the letter N, Neil Gaiman‘s Norse Mythology.
I have yet to read it but it features two of my favorite things. Gaiman and Norse Mythology haha. I‘m excited to see his spin on the tales. What is everyone else‘s take on this particular book? (and yes I own a Mjolnir keychain as I love Thor, granted it is MCU version and not old Norse version)
#30junebooks

BooknerdsLife I loved this book 🥰 3mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Pickpick

Having a listen to this whilst I cleaned my garage today for a house inspection. So many characters with cool names. Mind blowing stories and awesomely read!
***Theeeeennn I found a library book we were scolded for losing when my son was in grade prep. An Asterix book which has been missing for 12 years!! Coincidence???

BooknerdsLife Love this book! 3mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Mehso-so

Basically, translations of Norse Mythogy. I was expecting it to be more of a re-telling, with a bit more depth to the stories. Interesting nonetheless.

wanderinglynn Sorry you didn‘t like the book more. But the bookvelope looks good (Lauren, who makes them, always does such a good job). And those cards look interesting—I almost bought myself a set. 3mo
BookHoarder32 I agree with you! I expected so much more from this... 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @wanderinglynn Don't be sorry! I'm glad I read it & learnt more about the Norse gods. I just had different expectations, and that's on me. The envelope is gorgeous & the cards were interesting! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BookHoarder32 Glad it wasn't just me. 😊 3mo
Silje I enjoyed it. I thought itwas an interesting take on the old norse myths, and it was a nice companion to my reading of the Poetic Edda 😊 3mo
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“You did the impossible. You could not perceive it, but the end of the drinking horn was in the deepest part of the sea. You drank enough to take the ocean level down, to make tides. Because of you, Thor, the seawater will rise and ebb forevermore. I was relieved that you did not take a fourth drink: you might have drunk the ocean dry.”

#QuotsyJune19 | 8: #Ocean

📷: Made with Typorama

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Martta
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Pickpick

I loved this! Neil Gaiman is such a good storyteller! I have never before read the stories of norse mythology. It was about time to get to know them better! These weren't the gods that my ancestors worshipped. We had another set in this part of north. Maybe Neil Gaiman could follow this book by telling their stories? 😁

LeeRHarry I would love to read about them 😊 4mo
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Martta
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I just love Gaiman's voice in this book! He is such a good storyteller! The beautiful thought here is that it doesn't matter who tells these stories because that's how they have circulated for thousands of years from mouth to mouth by thousands and thousands of different storytellers. Neil Gaiman is just the one telling us these stories in the present world.

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Martta
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This book just makes me love Loki! I feel like if he lived in the current world he would be diagnosed as ADHD. (Not because of this quote but just the general way he is acting in these legends.)😂

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Martta
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Such wise words! I've been trying to live by this advise for awhile...

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Martta
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Next up some Neil Gaiman! It's been awhile since I last read his books. 😊

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arlenefinnigan
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And Thor said i'm gonna kill them all with my hammer
#OriginOfLove #MayMovieMagic @rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

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CyaneFillion
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
Mehso-so

An enjoyable read for an introduction to the Norse myths. The structure was put together well and made it seem pretty coherent, but I wish it had been a more detailed telling? I don't know if it was just me, but it didn't always read as an adult book to me. Perhaps that's because I was expecting this to be a novel- I had no idea before I started that it was going to be about actual Norse mythology. Anyways, a nice read, but not my favourite.

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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

Neil Gaiman does have a nice voice and is a good narrator (I listened to the audio), but somehow he doesn‘t always hold my attention. I‘ve listened to a few he‘s narrated, but I think it‘s all been short stories, which I think is also harder on audio because when i lose focus, it‘s harder to catch up again. Cont in comments...

LibraryCin I do wonder if I would have a better time listening to him read one of his novels. I‘m also not always a short story fan, though the first ones in this book (when I was focusing) were good. The rest, I missed too much to really say. Overall, I‘m rating this ok. 4mo
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Ross
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Reads like a conversation with someone who happens to be a huge nerd for this stuff, but gets how high school literature courses ruined classical mythologies for too many people. So rather than rehash some dusty old tome written in old english, he tells you a story in a way that communicates what is essential to understanding how these myths impacted the people who heard them. Also, Thor is crossdresser. 😁

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audraelizabeth
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Wonderful book. I was familiar with some characters from tv shows and movies. Neil Gaiman's voice is great. He is now one of my favorite narrators.
Book 1 of 16 for my #bookfitness challenge #bfc
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I love all things Gaiman! 👍🏻 4mo
BookwormAHN Love Gaiman 👏🏻 4mo
audraelizabeth Me to. I listened primarily in my first hour during the week and 2 on sundays at work . I work retail and we arent open yet. Made waking up and getting motivated much easier. 4mo
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Meaw_catlady
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Pickpick

I had checked this out from the library and my library TBR was so huge I didn‘t get to it. So instead I checked out the audio book on hoopla. And now I am a Neil Gaiman audiobook addict. His voice is so smooth and soothing! The stories he told about the Norse gods were so fun and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed this and recommend to anyone who enjoys mythology and Gaiman! ❤️

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dhaliah
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Why haven't I started this before now?! It's so good!

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crazycatlady
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Thank you @Mynameisacolour I love everything💖 All the books sound amazing! The pins, magnet, and bookmarks are so cute💞 Those socks😆 and thanks for the goodies! #mythsandlegendsswap Thank you @MeganAnn for hosting this swap!

Mynameisacolour Awesome! I'm glad that you like everything 😊 5mo
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hermyknee
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I left the book I‘ve been reading every evening, Written in Red (it is such an engrossing book, @Chrissyreadit !) at work. Luckily, today was #MALS Swap day so I have this beauty to read tonight! Thanks again, @bullbunny !!!

#MythsAndLegendsSwap @MeganAnn

lover.of.the.classics That looks interesting. 5mo
audraelizabeth It is my mythology/folklore pick for read harder challenge. 5mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m glad you are enjoying Written in Red too. 5mo
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TheEmpress
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I cannot tell you how excited I was to open this package! I cannot wait to get started! Thank you!! #mythologyswap

LibrarianRyan That is very nice. Love the socks. But it‘s not from me. 5mo
TheEmpress @LibrarianRyan oops lol let me fix that. 😂🙈 5mo
TheEmpress @Craftylikefox THE SCARF HAS A POCKET!!!! 😱😱😱😱 5mo
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Craftylikefox I know!!! I have it on my wish list now because I fell in love with it 😂 I hope you enjoy 😊 5mo
TheEmpress @Craftylikefox I love it!! It‘s literally the best scarf ever. 5mo
Craftylikefox Oh yay 😁 💕💕 5mo
TheEmpress @Craftylikefox my sister wants to know where you got it. 5mo
Craftylikefox It actually came through amazon. If you search for constellation scarf it was one of the first ones that should pop up 5mo
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sprainedbrain
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Chrissy, you have spoiled me!

Thank you so much for this wonderfully thoughtful, themed package for #mythsandlegendsswap. I‘m so excited about all of the books, the local goodies, the gorgeous bookmark and art print, mythology poetry magnets, and the awesome runes! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Thanks again, @MeganAnn for organizing a great swap!

Chrissyreadit Yay! I was hoping to find things you would not have that tied in. 5mo
Chrissyreadit Also, gummy unicorns seemed like so much fun! 5mo
sprainedbrain You succeeded! So very thoughtfully put together. Thanks again! 💕 5mo
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sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit the unicorns are going fast now that all the kids are home. They are yummy and very fun! 😅 5mo
MeganAnn The runes are such a cool idea and I LOVE that art print 😍😍😍 (edited) 5mo
tammysue @Chrissyreadit wherever did you find those gummy unicorns? 5mo
Chrissyreadit @whatshesreadingnow it was at a local farmers market. I went to get the popcorn and the gummies were there!!! 5mo
Chrissyreadit @MeganAnn Society 6 has amazing art for almost any topic. I get lost looking sometimes. The runes were from Etsy and the info about how he made them sold me. 5mo
HOTPock3tt I LOVED Neil Gaiman‘s Norse Mythology book! 😄♥️🎉 @sprainedbrain 5mo
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt it‘s been on my tbr for so long! I‘m excited. 5mo
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DrJAdMerricksson
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#mythandlegendsswao
@HufflepuffGirl90

Thanks sooo much! The paperback Norse Mythology is gorgeous! And I've been meaning to get the Lore books in hardcopy. Now I have a head start!

My neice stole the trident 😂

HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad you like everything! And that your niece likes the trident lol 🧜🏼‍♀️🧚🏼‍♀️ 5mo
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PagesByTheWater
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Love my (mostly) mermaid themed box @bookish_wookish ❤️!!!! The bookmark is lovely and I‘ve been wanting to read Neil Gaiman‘s Norse Mythology~ thank you so much!
#mythsandlegendsswap #litsyswap #mermaidlove

bookish_wookish Im glad you like everything! Im obsessed with book sleeves!! 🧜🏻‍♀️ ill be opening mine when i get home from work! 5mo
Q84 I love that book sleeve! 4mo
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hermyknee
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I can‘t believe you made me a Loki! You‘re so talented @bullbunny 💛 Look at his little face! I love him 💛

#MythsAndLegendsSwap @bullbunny

JoScho @bullbunny he is amazing! 5mo
BethM Wow! 5mo
Craftylikefox So cute!! 5mo
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MaleficentBookDragon @bullbunny that is amazing! I ♥ him! 5mo
LibrarianRyan Ahhhhhh. Such a good job. 5mo
mreads Awesome ❤ 5mo
bullbunny @JoScho thanx! 5mo
bullbunny @MaleficentBookDragon he is very adorable! 5mo
bullbunny @LibrarianRyan thank you so much!, I learned new things with him 5mo
bullbunny Have you stood him up yet? 4mo
hermyknee @bullbunny yes! He‘s on my bookshelf! Everybody thinks he‘s so cool 😎 4mo
bullbunny That's so great!! I am glad! 4mo
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hermyknee
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Thank you so much, Erika! I love the little Loki — he is my favorite!! I can‘t believe you made him for me 🥰 He goes perfectly with the Norse mythology book! Reawakened sounds so good. And you made me a tote! Everything is so great and I cannot wait to drink that coffee!!! #MythsAndLegendsSwap #MALS

@bullbunny @MeganAnn

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MeganAnn Loki is adorable! 😍😍😍🎉⚡️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
bullbunny So glad you like everything!! If you haven't tried, he actually stands on a flat service. And the quote on the bag. Is tied to Persephone I believe ^^ 5mo
Chrissyreadit @bullbunny you are so talented! 5mo
bullbunny @Chrissyreadit aww thank you! I really appreciate it! 5mo
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bookishbitch
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I've already read this but couldn't resist checking this out when I saw it. He has one of the best voices in my opinion.

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balletbookworm
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Pickpick

A fun re-write of the Norse myths. Re-write isn‘t perhaps the right word - Gaiman didn‘t shift settings or retell/transform the myths in any way since the book hews close to Crossley-Holland (which I‘ve read), but he updated some of the language, gave them a bit more narrative line, strengthened some characters (particularly Freya, who has more opinions about what people want to do with her). I did the audio - Gaiman is a fantastic storyteller.

Leftcoastzen I loved it on audio as well. He has such fun in the telling. 5mo
vumblereads I LOVE this book!!! 5mo
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Readergrrl
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Pickpick

Just finished listening to the wonderful Neil Gaiman narrate his Norse Mythology! His inflections added humor and drama to his written work in a way that brought Odin, Thor, and Loki to life. Quite wonderful! It took me awhile to finish this book because I‘d listen to one story and stop to absorb before starting the next. Great storytelling by Gaiman! Having read American Gods (currently watching the Starz series), I‘m that much more engrossed!!

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RobinGustafson
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Hail Frigg! #saturdayreading

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RobinGustafson
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Saturday reading! 🤓📚📚📚📚

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Kerrioke
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Well, I read two more books than I did last month! And they were all 4-5 star reads for me, so March shaped up to be a good reading month. My favorite of the month is tagged, but they were all excellent. #MarchReads

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