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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Pickpick

We are introduced to Lady Eileen and I love her! Sir Gawain and Terence are back for another quest, this time to find the Green Knight.

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ulrichyumiodd
Arthur Rex | Thomas Berger
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Mehso-so

Some parts I hated, some parts I loved. Most were okay. For me, the original legends lost their flavor in Arthur Rex. I prefer a more nuanced approach to the characters and stories. While I understand this is satire, it often felt crude rather than funny. Things that make you roll your eyes in medieval texts (dwarves are bad, sodomy is evil) do not fare well in modern retellings, even when played for humour. Forget realism. Embrace the fantasy.

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Bibliogeekery
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Pickpick

I think I liked this series better at the beginning. That being said, I still gobbled this one up. I'm a sucker for a cosy mystery these days - such a great escape from the news cycle!

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Crazeedi
The Mists of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 3
@laurenslibrary would you like to join in? Just post a picture of your favorite covers for seven days, no description needed, and ask someone to join you each day!

Lynnsoprano An oldie but goodie! 4d
Amiable Wow, this one brings me back! 4d
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano @Amiable my copy from way back when! I loves this book 4d
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Amiable @Crazeedi I had that same version in the late ‘80s! 4d
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi Yep! That‘s the same edition I read. 4d
laurenslibrary Thanks for the tag! I will definitely join in! 4d
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Daisey
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Mehso-so

This is listed as one book on the #1001books list, so I‘m reviewing it as such. Sometimes it‘s divided into 5 separate books, and if I had reviewed as such, the first 3 would have been rated higher. I enjoyed the beginning of the story, appreciated the middle, and was disappointed in the end. I also didn‘t feel that the separate books fit together well in style, although they were chronological. However, the #audiobook narration was great.

JazzFeathers This has been on my TBR for ages, since when l was l kid and was obsessed with Arthurian tales. Sorry to hear it could have been better fir you. But it's s classic, so l think l'll keep it in my pile 😊 5d
Daisey @JazzFeathers I did really enjoy the earlier part of the story. This may be a little bit of my final review being effected by the end of the story more than the overall. It is definitely an interesting retelling of the Arthur story. 4d
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Aimeesue
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First American edition, 1939, with illustrations by the author and endpapers by Robert Lawson. Just a gorgeous book that almost got sent to the discard pile at the Book Sorting this week.

Lcsmcat 😮 I‘m glad you saved it! 5d
batsy Oooh 😍 5d
Aimeesue @Lcsmcat @batsy I've learned over the years that one of the best jobs at the Book Sorting is the resorting of the discard pile. Those books either go to thrift shops or libraries for their sales, or straight into the recycling bin (we get a lot of torn, stained, smelly, or mildewed, falling apart books.) I find a lot of gems in there! 4d
Suet624 💕💕💕 22h
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ulrichyumiodd
The Last Enchantment | Mary Stewart
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Mehso-so

I chose The Last Enchantment as part of my readings for my PhD exams. I have not read the others in the series.

I felt that the story dragged with no clear goal to reach. I also struggled to keep an interest between key scenes. Unfortunately, I did not feel close to the characters or their emotions. I was especially not a fan of the way women are depicted. Being set in the Middle Ages is not an excuse: medieval romances have well-developed women.