Review: Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney

Title: Goddess of Yesterday
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Genre: Historical, Mythhology
Publisher: Laurel Leaf Library
Release Date: November 11th, 2003
Format: Paperback
Source: Goodread’s Swap
Rating: 5/5 Raindrops

At age six Anaxandra is taken by King Nicander to be a companion to his crippled daughter on the island of Siphnos. Anaxandra has adjusted to her new life when, six years later, Siphnos is sacked by pirates, and she is the sole survivor. When a fleet of ships stops on the island to investigate, she assumes the identity of Princess Callisto to survive. The ships belong to Menelaus, king of Sparta, and he takes her back to Sparta with him. But Helen, wife of Menelaus, does not believe that this child is Princess Callisto. Anaxandra manages to stay out of harm’s way—until Paris and Aeneas arrive. When Menelaus and his men depart to attend his grandfather’s funeral, Paris and Helen’s passionate affair plunges Sparta and Troy into war.

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Cloud 9: Top Trailers

Cloud 9 is a feature I do here at Rainy Thursdays twice a month. It is my version of those “Top 10” posts you see floating around the blogosphere. Instead of ten items, however there are, of course, nine.


Since E3 just finished up, there is a plethora of great game trailers out there; and nothing pleases me more than phenomenal game trailers. Here are my top 9 favorites in no particular order:

1. The Division  – This video floors me. I am not a huge Tom Clancy fan, but there is better story telling in this short 5 minute trailer than there is in half the New York Times best-sellers list.

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Storm in a Teacup: My Real Beef With Historical Romance Novels

I have a love/hate relationship with romance novels. As humans, we strive for acceptance, companionship, but mostly love. Anyone who says otherwise is probably a sociopath. Romance novels have always had a huge impact on the way couples perceive relationships, from sex to interpersonal communication. Seriously, think of how many times people reference romance novels for…well anything.

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