Award: The Unique Blogger Award

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I was nominated by Claire@Brizzlelassbooks.com for this Unique Blogger Award! I was super excited as I haven’t received this award yet. I’d like to thank Claire for nominating me. If you haven’t checked out Claire’s blog yet, please do. She has many book reviews, tours and giveaways to explore. I feel very lucky to have met Claire and we have some things in common which I think is awesome!

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The Rules

  • Share the link to the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them three questions.

 

Claire’s Questions

1. If you could have any animal or mythical creature from a book as a pet what would you pick?

I admire horses so I’m going to go with unicorns. I truly lOVE unicorns and I’ve always been fascinated by them. I loved “Uni” from Dungeons and Dragons and also the movie “Legend” with Tom Cruise which had Unicorns in it. How awesome would that be to have a unicorn?

2. Which is one of your least favourite characters of all time?

Denethor from Lord of the Rings. I didn’t like the way he treated Pippin and I despised him for trying to kill his own son, Faramir. Ugh!

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3. Is there a supporting character who you liked far more than the main one?

Many of the characters in LOTR. Mainly Samwise Gamgee. I also loved Boromir, Gandalf, Aragorn, and others.

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Magical Beasts – The Enchanted World Series Book Review

The Enchanted World Series by the Editors of Time-Life books is a book set of 21 volumes and I’ve been working to complete my set by purchasing a volume here and there. The volumes have the  year of 1985 and you can see the original commercial for the books with Vincent Price below.

Some of of the volumes are more expensive than others. I recently read Wizards and Witches by Brendan Lehane and you can see that review HERE.

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Magical Beasts by Tristram Potter Coffin is the second book in the Enchanted World Series that I’ve read recently. The book is split into three sections/chapters and covers many different beasts and myths from long ago.

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As you can see above, this volume has some serious cover wear. It has a very vintage smell to it as well. All the volumes have fabric covers.

This magical and mysterious volume contains stories about beasts including the Minotaur, Satyrs, Centaurs, Fomorians, dog-men, flying beasts, and unicorns. The first section covers “Vestiges of the Elder Days” and readers learn about some Greek Mythology here.

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I found the second section titled “Riders of the Wind” more interesting which highlights flying creatures like the Firebird of Russia and other strange creatures that scholars learned about after their travels. It’s interesting how some of these false tales formed. This section covers the manticore, the basilisk, and the peryton to name a few.

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Artwork by John Howe
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Though slain by a mortal warrior’s weapon, the Centaur Chiron gained new life. Through the vault of the heavens he flies as the archer-constellation Sagittarius, his bow forever drawn against the sparkling, venom-bearing Scorpio.
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The mermecolion of Asia having a lion head and an ant body was said to be gentle

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