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Merry eighth day of Christmas!
On the eighth day of Christmas my bookshelf gave to me
eight worlds (plus Asgard),
seven billion people,
six little children,
four family foes,
three old friends,
two shrinking twits,
and one big Holy Shit! moment!
For the eighth day of Christmas I read…
Hotel Valhalla: Guide to the Norse Worlds by Rick Riordan*.
I have a new found love for Norse and Greek mythology. I have read quite a few books this past year that fall into these categories, to include American Gods and Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey.
This was a fun book that is meant to be paired with some of Rick Riordan’s other works. It’s written by the manager of a hotel in Valhalla because he is tired of having to retell these stories every time a new guest comes to stay at his lovely establishment. It basically serves as a rundown of the most famous gods that one might meet while staying at Hotel Valhalla. It talks about what the gods look like, their temperament, and their most famous stories of all.
I thought it was a very interesting way to introduce a bunch of old tales to new readers, as it is a ‘young adult’ book. The writing style reminded me a bit of JK Rowling’s and it was a very enjoyable and humorous read.
Stay tuned for what my book shelf will bring me tomorrow!
Are you a fan of mythology?
Who is your favorite of the gods?
*click on the book cover or title and it will link you to where you can purchase them! these are affiliate links, so if you make a purchase my blog will make some money and then i can keep on blogging! so that would be awesome!*