I Dunno, Megan. Are We Oracles?

This book was mentioned in the last post (I Bought My Christmas Gift From You). We thought it was already on the Read. NOW! page but turns out it’s not.

Televisionary Oracle

So there’s a story behind this book. We’ve both read it but as far as I’m aware neither of us has a copy. I found it on one of my regular book-hunting expeditions at a thrift store right after graduation and passed it on to Megan the year after at hers. But not to Megan. I’d given Megan my copy the week before and I think it made a round through the school and has never been heard from again.

Fun fact! Did you know that the honors society for English Majors/Minors is called Sigma Tau Delta? We’re both members (inducted the same year!). We’re cool like that.

This was a pretty awesome book. I bought it because the first couple of pages made my brain go *YESSSS!* and then make a inner-sanctum fist pump somewhere near the knickknacks aisle. It immediately went into the cart. At the same time I must pass out fair warning that there are a few potentially uncomfortable references. Even I, and a female person with all the working bits and pieces to create life had a tought time reading through some bits. I won’t give anything away but never let it be said I never warned you.

This book, like Crazy Rich Asians (Read more: Aren’t They All? and The Circle (Coming Soon) has made its rounds in our circles and we can only hope our gospels are still making their way through the lives of others.

I Bought My Christmas Gift From You

I’m used to getting books for Christmas. It’s a staple gift from my parents after socks (which I love). This year I may have “needed” to buy another book to qualify for free shipping on Amazon when I was passing on the tradition by buying books for my younger cousins. I already had books for everyone on my list so of course I decided that for the price of shipping I could throw in an extra paperback. I’ve been buying somewhere in the vicinity of 10 books a month for my Kindle so I thought a real book might be good for a change.

My mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas so I handed her this book to be wrapped and added to our mini-mountain under our very sad looking Charlie-Brown-esque tree. She didn’t do it fast enough so I stole it and took it with me to a Christmas Eve dinner. Who said it’s our electronic devices that make us anti-social?

In the spirit of free honesty I haven’t finished the book but I like it already. It’s weird. But in a good way. It’s like The Televisionary Oracle only a little more my style with the Olympian mix. And here it is:

Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure

Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure