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Random Musings (with a little A Series of Unfortunate Events)

I’m getting to that point where I get restless and just NEED to do something. I feel like I could read but then I feel that that will bore me. Then I try to watch tv but that doesn’t distract … Continue reading

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A Series of Unfortunate Thoughts

I know that Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is intended for an age group much younger than  mine, but I don’t care! I love reading it anyway. That being said, I’m having trouble reading them this time around. I … Continue reading

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Life is strange so your books should be too

I hate it when people give up on books because they are different or strange. If you don’t understand a book, have the person you love read it aloud to you before you go to sleep. Sit in a bookstore … Continue reading

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Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire

The Wicked series is the most brilliant quartet I have ever read. Out of Oz is the final installment, and it contained everything that one would expect from Maguire and more. Most people don’t like Maguire’s books because they are too … Continue reading

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Important Locations

All of the key locations visited by Shadow and Wednesday and the other gods are real places in the United States. The following is a short road map of these locations: American Gods Road Map The song played at the … Continue reading

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Demons, Spirits, and Gods

There are a lot of Gods and other products of faith mentioned in American Gods. Some of them are not mentioned by name and have minimalistic descriptions and others, such as Horus and Ibis, are so well-known that they only … Continue reading

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Reviews

“Pointed, occasionally comic, often scary, consistently moving and provocative…American Gods is strewn with secrets and magical visions. They cast a spell over anyone who has wondered why the world never seems quite the way one thinks it should be.”  ~USA … Continue reading

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The Mead Ritual

After Shadow meets Wednesday he is asked to drink three glasses of mead that Wednesday gives him. Afterwards, Wednesday declares that a pact has been sealed between them, binding Shadow to Wednesday’s service. This may be a reference to Odin’s … Continue reading

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Odin and Yggdrasil

American Gods is centered around the god Wednesday or Odin who controls and organizes each event as it plays out and who most influences Shadow, the main character.  Odin is most associated with the World Tree or Yggdrasil, a tree … Continue reading

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