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Subject: Interesting NF book I'm reading
Date Posted: 5/8/2011 9:41 PM ET
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I picked this NF book up at the library over the weekend and it's a really, really interesting read. I'm only through the first part, but already know it's recommend-worthy.

Mysterious Celtic Mythology in American Folklore by Bob Curran. It looks like there's 1 wisher for it, so hurry and get on the list! :)

I'm terrible at reviews, so bear with me. But the book is divided up into several parts, each containing a handful of stories from American folklore. The stories give background of how the Celtic legends/myths began, and then they explain how they were brought over and adapted into myths and legends here in America. It's actually really cool and contains a lot of interesting history. And I'm loving the bits and pieces of the Irish and Celtic background info because a lot of it is familiar from some of my recent HF reads.

It's written well, and although it's non-fic, it doesn't read much like it. I thought my HF buds might enjoy it.

edited to fix link!

Last Edited on: 5/8/11 9:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/9/2011 7:17 AM ET
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Kelly, that does sound interesting!  I've always loved reading about Celtic mythology.  I might have to check into this one..thanks!

Date Posted: 5/9/2011 1:22 PM ET
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sounds good, ITA!