My Current Book Hoard

So, I recently received a few books to add to my ‘must read’ end of the semester pile. I can’t wait to delve in. What are you guys all reading (and hopefully enjoying)?

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on May 13, 2021, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Fire in the Dark: Men and Gods by Jack Donovan
    The One-Eyed God: Odin and the (Indo-)Germanic Mannerbunde by Kris Kershaw
    For fun:
    Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison
    Mortis by John French(a novel about the history behind a tabletop wargame I’ve been following since 1986(one of my guilty pleasures).

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  2. I love the picture of the Scythian archer. “Nah-nah, nuh-nah-nah! Can’t catch me!”

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  3. I’m in the middle of re-reading Sannion’s “The Balance of the Two Lands” about Greco-Egyptian Polytheism. It still fascinates me the depth of connection between Greece and Egypt.

    I recently picked up a newer copy of “DUNE” by Frank Herbert to replace the dog-eared, heavily highlighted copy I got from a Secret Santa as a Freshman in High School when the first Movie came out. This book is my FAVORITE Sci-Fi Novel ever and I cannot recommend it enough. And yes, I’m considering seeing the remake but with trepidation. Dune has always been very difficult to translate onto film. The only version I liked the most was the Sci-Fi channel’s first attempt at it.

    I also have copies of of “Blood and Fire” by George RR Martin about the history of the Targaryn’s first mentioned in “Game of Thrones”. A Song of Ice and Fire is my favorite Fantasy series.

    And I have a copy of “The Andromeda Evolution” by Daniel H Wilson. It’s supposed to be a sequel to another favorite Sci-Fi novel of mine, “The Andromeda Strain” by Michael Crichton.

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    • ganglerisgrove

      Love Sannion’s work. ๐Ÿ™‚ (obviously). ok. I have a soft spot for medical fiction. I may have to pick up the Crichton and the Wilson novels. I remember reading ‘The Hot Zone” in the nineties and scaring myself silly. *G*.

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  4. Love that cover of “When Men Were Men”! What a great choice of image.

    I recently posted about “Magic” by Chris Gosden, that was fantastic. Am currently reading “Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art” by Rebecca Wragg Sykes. Things have shifted so much in recent decades regarding our interpretation and understanding of Neanderthals, very interesting.

    My fun reading is “The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman. Big thought experiment about what would happen in various ways if humans suddenly all disappeared. But it’s my happy place to think about that sometimes, when I get really, really sick of us a species.

    Also recently picked up “The Center of the Cyclone: An Autobiography of Inner Space” by John C Lilly, which was in a Little Free Library. Mostly got it for the 70s psychedelic cover, but also because I’ve never actually read Lilly directly, just stuff about him. He seems like an….interesting fellow.

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    • ganglerisgrove

      Those all sound fascinating. Let me know how the Sykes book is …that’s something I might pick up.

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  5. I’m currently reading “Palo Mayombe: The Garden of Blood and Bones”. It’s very interesting.

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  6. For fun reading, I’ve been reading The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham. It’s a mystery and so far I am really enjoying it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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