In honor of National Picnic Day, we decided to list a few fictional characters we’d love to spend time with over a cool cup of lemonade.
You don't need to be a Classics major or an expert in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures to appreciate Classical Myth. When I say Classical Myth, I don't mean just Greek Myth - although it did make the biggest contribution. Classical Myth however, is Greek, Roman, Sumerian, and even Egyptian Myth, all of which shared Indo-European origins. These Ancient cultures and their myths have set the stepping stones for modern literature and storytelling as we know it today. Almost every trope, every story, every plot twist know to humanity has somehow - consciously or unconsciously - been inspired by Classical Myth. There is no such thing as a "new" idea; every story in fiction today is, in a way, an extension or a retelling of an older one. Ideas don't just appear out of thin air, they're slowly formed and executed.
You may skip over them or you may read them diligently, but author dedications are one of my favorite parts of reading a book! Some of them are sweet, other are heart-breaking, but sometimes you stumble upon that one dedication in a book that just makes you laugh so hard your stomach hurts.
If you're excited about the premiere of 'Loki' on Disney+, we've got your back with some villainous books even the God of Mischief would enjoy.
June 4th is Hug Your Cat Day. Celebrate this purrfect holiday by reading about four popular cats from literature and giving your cats some extra love and attention.