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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Oh my friends. I swear they pick books just to hear my reaction. Neil Gaiman is not in my wheelhouse and neither is mythology. I know nothing about mythology, be it Norse or Greek. But my friends chose American Gods and so American Gods I read. The chapters in this book titled Coming to America are all about Gods from mythology (I think) who come to America and the implication is that you know who Gaiman is talking about. I do not. So I think some of that went over my head. I wasn’t in love with the story and I’m not super into mythical things. However, it was original and interesting and I finished. Shadow is a great character and so is Wednesday. I loved them both.

“It is the story of Shadow—released from prison just days after his wife and best friend are killed in an accident—who gets recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So begins Shadow’s dark and strange road trip, one that introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.”

I will definitely be watching the show – – or at least as many episodes as I’m interested in – – to see how it shakes out. If you’re interested in reading it, it’s a great audiobook with a full cast of character voices. Highly recommended on that front.

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017 : a bestseller in a genre you don’t normally read and a book based on mythology

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American Gods on Starz

I am almost almost almost done with the book.

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Big Little Lies on HBO

So, I read Big Little Lies back when it first came out. I liked it a lot. I was still on The Hussband’s Secret train and the climax really threw me. However, I didn’t feel any need to watch the HBO series that just came out based on the book. Trailer below. Should I watch it? Did any of you watch it? I’m actually not even sure I have HBO…

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Dumplin’ movie

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Jennifer Aniston is going to star in a movie adaptation of the book, Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy!

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Boss Baby Trailer

Don’t know how I missed this.

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Beauty & the Beast

Oh my God you guys. I am SO excited.

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Victoria on PBS

So excited! Check out the review of the book here.

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