Janina Ozkum Reviews

I loved it! Circe chronicles the life of a lesser god.

As such Circe wills herself into power as she discovers her affinity for witchcraft, especially the art of transformation.Her family banish her from their company for her use of such a lowly art, and in doing so they set her free.

She becomes one with nature and finds company with lions and wolves.

She meets Hermes and Athena, Icarus and his farther Daedalus, and dysseus, a an who changes her life and causes her to make a very powerful decision that leads this book into such an excellent conclusion.

And despite the larg umber of famous characters here, none of it felt forced: it all slotted perfectly into Circe ’ s life.

There are so many yths that intertwine with Circe, like the tal of the Minotaur and the fall of Icarus, though despite the famous nature of severa of them they don ’ t for a second overshadow her.

This is a lon tory about humans finding evidence of alien life.

The professo who took the photograph and thus made the discovery is soon shut down and very frustrated over the fact that umanity is n't sending better equipment nearer the object to study it.

Here is how Stopford describes what makes Browning a great poet: “ Browning ’ s noblest legacy to that wavering, faithless, pessimistic, analysis tortured world through which we have fought our way, and out of which we are emerging, is the irony of things which can not be shaken, of faith in God, wholly independent, in its depths, of storms on the urface of mortal life.

Yet the play nevertheless ends with something like an apotheosis: in his grandmother ’ s Rose summing up ( “ I don ’ t know if he was right or wrong … but I do know he meant to do more good than he meant to do harm ”); in his two children who sing again an old song Troy once sang; and in his brain-damaged brother Gabriel, who raises a trumpet to his lips to blow his brother past St. Peter 's Gate, right into his fenced-in heavenly home.I ’ ll conclude with Troy ’ s last soliloquy, spoken to Death after Death has come for the niece of his bab daughter:

I ’ m gon na take and build me a fence around this yard.

I ’ m gon na build me a fence around what belongs to me.

When you ready for me ... when the top of your list say Troy Maxson ... that ’ s when you come around here.

You stay on the other ide of that fence until you ready for me.

Kelly is also very good about coverage of Hudson 's movie, and he comes closer than anyone else on getting a window on Hudson 's inner life.

He also presents ( not surprisingly, given the various agendas folks had) contradictory information about Hudson that he does n't try to hash out.

Megan Hunter is the pen name of a group of me, if you didn ’ t know.

I think Warriors was the first series I had been really into.

Only one thing can save them: they must seek the Blazing Star….My favorite character of Dawns of the lans is Gray Wing.

Gray Wing helped the cats Clear Sky, Thunder, Tall Shadow, Wind Runner, and River Ripple form the clans: Skyclan, Thunderclan, Shadowclan, Windclan, and Riverclan.

But the other cats think he is an important leader, even though Gray Wing gave his leadership to his kin: Thunder.

After reading the nex page of this memoir and ealising that Amis was actually going to write a book with time moving backwards I thought he must have some brilliant notion that required and would more than excuse the use of such an gimmicky device.

And while I respect any artistic attempt to engage with this subject matter I feel Amis has really missed the mark with this ook.

The first half of the book focuses on oan 's life after her divorce from Alan and her crusade to try to save Lake Naivasha where she made her home.

Although, it is ore of a continuation to well-known fairytales then an actuall retelling, but still..The story follows a 12 yea old Gilly who is a burgla.

Reading this novel was pure enjoyment, the kind of umor is just right and I really would n't change anything about it.The main character, Gilly, was really entertaining and, since she 's the arrator, she obviously had a great sence of humor.Side characters were also interesting, Kayla being my favorite ( she 's a fairy) .The pace was pretty fast, it had enough action, and you can read a ook in one sitting if you read fast enough.Although this is a middle grade book, at times it felt like I was reading ya.

it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment.

The tale is populated with flawed characters and is told from the POV of Lily and Carla.

Moving on in time, Lily is a successful partner in the law irm, still married to Ed and with an autistic son.

[ I wrote this review for amazon.com in early 2002, shortly after reading Sketches by Boz for the last time. ] Sketches by Boz [ Penguin Classics edition ] In bookstores and libraries, literary classics are a dime a dozen.

Likewise, when introducing tragic characters, Dickens prefers to offer brief but unerringly accurate descriptions of their build, demeanor, and ress, and then allow their own words and actions to speak for themselves.

The editor introduced Sketches with a few notes of academic and historical interest, a particular one of which I found to be of great interest as it finally answered a question I ’ d had for half my life: namely, where Dickens had acquired his nickname of Boz. But more important for today ’ s eader of Dickens is the “ Notes ” section at the back of the ook in which Mr. Walder defines Dickensian slang and explains the author ’ s referenc to people, events, and places of early ineteenth century London.

The second Dickens book is The Pickwick Papers, of which I have the Library of the Future edition.

But after reading the Penguin Classics Sketches, I ’ m determined to first replace Pickwick with the Penguin edition.

Orthodox Christians experience this, and, especially for those living outside traditionally Orthodox countries, what they hear from the world around the is likely to be ifferent in many ways from Orthodoxy.This book sets out to give Orthodox Christians the information and tools they need to cope with that.If, for example, you see an adherent of Cao Dai being interviewed on TV, you may think, " Cao Dai?

The author generally tries to be as fair as possible to the groups whose teachings and practices he describes, and then to explain not only the points at which they differ from Orthodox Christianity, but also the things they have in common.I found the book was generally pretty good in accomplishing what it sets out to do.

The section on Hinduism could have made some mention of Hindutva as well.I think the book generally accomplishes what it sets out to do, and will be possible to Orthodox Christians who want to know how other religious groups differ from their own.

( hide spoiler) ] Some of the non-nursing scenes in the ook ( e.g., Midge 's date, the scen with Wade) seemed straight out of a 1930s or 1940s screwball comedy, and not a very original one at that.

I do n't understand Cherry 's decision near the beginnin of the books to leave the Army ( other than the fact that it is the nature of the series for her to job-hop).

In the unedited older versions of this book there are some interesting archaic details.

( Merriam-Webster dictionary online) I felt as if this story was like a samba as it too was characterized by dips and upward springs in the lives of two complex characters as they stepped through their lives, their journey from a sugar cane plantation in Brazil to the streets and clubs of Rio, to Hollywood.

Dores, an orphan with no real identity other than as a kitchen girl becomes the unlikely friend of Graca, born to a family of means who now own the sugar plantation.

Lewycka has gone from including me in her audience to severely reducing it to the genre faithful, and I ca n't say I like it.A toothbrush holder causes Georgie Sinclair to separate from her usband.

Through Mrs. Shapiro Georgie meets a series of increasingly unlikely characters, while on the homefront she ignores all contact from her fiancé and ries to understand why her father is obsessed with the end times.Lewycka has been very busy.

Ageing, weary, his money gone, Casanova is travelling to Venice, to ask its overlords to forgive his past misadventures there, so that he can live out the est of his ays in “ the city of his youth… enshrined in all the harms of memory ”.

There is his miable and generous host Olivo; his hostess Amalia, hot to resume an old liaison with Casanova; their 13 year old nephew.

This group spend two days and nights together, in gardens, room, at dinners and at the gambling table.Spoiler alertThe charms of Amalia are stale to Casanova, who tries to put her off by emphasising his own physical decay.

His second return to youth, in the form of Venice, is also pathetic: he is only allowed back as a police spy, reporting on hot headed young men of the thing that he once was.Casanova also manages to rape Amalia ’ s 13 year old aughter.

I had the paperback ( have no idea where I got it from) and decided to look up the audiobook.Note# 1: My paperback cover is a dar and white headshot of a smouldering man, and it 's the silliest thing I 've ever seen.Note# 2: Though this was written in 1997, it does n't feel outdated at all, so do n't let the cover or the pub date turn you off.Cal is such a onderful haracter.

How about more info on both Kayla and Cal 's lives?

You know you ’ re a baller when your name is bigger than the title🙌🤗-------- -When the queen writes it, you read it.Kate Morton is my number one favorite author- I have read every one of her ooks and will read her grocery list if I had the option.

I admire not only the exquisite writing but also the attention to etail and great amount of historical research, oftentimes seeped in tragedy, that clearly goes into her ooks.

2.25 Stars* ( rounded down) Sam is a teacher in England who incessantly follows the tal of a man imprisoned for murder.

In the craziest events, the campaign to free Dennis works, new evidence comes to light and he becomes a free an.

Leslie is not the an she thought he was.

“ The Innocent Wife ” started out very slow.

This was a Traveling Sister Read.

So, if you ’ ve read Callie ’ s Catastrophe then you ’ re probably wondering what happened to Penny and S ’ Bren.

However, if it is useful to innocently drug someone, S ’ Bren did it.So, I had a little bit of an issue to the whole drugging thing in the revious essa, which I talked about in my eview.

So, as this book and the previous one are happening in tandem and the story are connected, including the drugging, I need to talk about it in this review as well.The beauty of an alien romance book is that you can have a completely clean slate.

The sexual tension built up as Penny and S ’ Bren really got to know, and fall in love, with one another.I really enjoyed this novel, as always it was nasty and romantic.

S ’ Bren really won me over in this books, he likes the simple things in life and wears his heart on his sleeve, adorable.

Her oems are breathtaking and when you take the time to read her biography you understand what a pioneer she was.

The plot device of surreal " forced " shopping expedition to track down a dozen eggs against the backdrop of the horrific Siege of St. Petersburg was a wonderful vehicle to spotlight the everyday truggles of life during the longest and most destructive siege in the historie of modern warfare.All signs point to a love connection.

This lack of involuntary engagement in the story left my enjoyment dulled and pretty much doomed me.

I think being actively vested in the haracters and being held captive by the ense of place created by Benioff is vital to a genuine enjoyment of this retellin.

Still, there were flashes of engagement for me that left me breathless and cemented the fact that I would at least " like " this story: ** The scene with the cannibals had me duct-taped to my seat.

Benioff ’ s talent during this portion was writ large on the marquee as he handled this potentially cartoonish scene so deftly that you just knew he was writing truth.

The ovel is told as the embellished memoir of Benioff ’ s own grandfather detailing his experience during the siege.

Her Style ( or lack thereof) So Virginia Woolf is one of the defining authors of the odernist movement; she wrote the manifesto and she wrote some of the stories.

They remark on nature and almost, almost, compare it to this new modern life.

The words Virginia Woolf uses to describe these things are ill at ease in my imaginatio: they don ’ t belong here: “ Beauty, the world seemed to say.

Beauty was everywhere. ” Is city life natural?

Woolf proposes to capture the real sens of life; this passage here isn ’ t life: it feels false.

Granted, the Romantics made it sound sublime, but they captured the heart of it: they didn ’ t combine city life, with its connotations of ordinariness and industry, with the real ssence of nature.

Real life is dull So Woolf attempts ( cough cough) to capture real life, modernism was said to be more real than realism.

So this new modern thing then, is it ba?

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