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Heroes

Hello everyone! I’m back this time and a little sooner than I was last time! Speaking of last time, remember Mythos? Well this is all about Greek Heroes specifically and how they got to their legendary status. “The days of the gods were numbered too.” Stephen Fry brings us stories of the heroics of some …

Troy

Onto our second book of my Greek pickings and here we travel to Troy and the tale of Helen of Troy and the wooden horse… “If this story, the story of Troy, has a meaning or a moral it is the old, simple lesson that actions have consequences. What Tantalus did, exacerbated by what Pelops …

Woman in the Mists: The Story of Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas of Africa

Hello all, Time for a non-fiction book, I know I don’t read many, the last one I did read was Voyage of the Beagle. This book I’m about to review isn’t a part of Challenge 2020 (I promise I’m still getting through that though)! This is a book like no other – about a strong, …

Beloved

Hello everyone, The next book in Challenge 2020 is a Nobel prize winner – Toni Morrison with Beloved. It is the mid-1800s. An era is ending. Slavery is coming under the attack from the abolitionists. Meet Sethe, born into slavery and haunted by her past. She has escaped to Ohio but 18 years have passed …