Book Review: Accursed Women by Luciana Cavallaro

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Originally posted on Poetic Parfait:

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Accursed Women by Luciana Cavallaro (it’s on my bookshelf now!). Photo by Poetic Parfait.

Bring on the book reviews!

I plan to do one from now on every time I finish a book. It will be a new feature for my site. I’ve done a few in the past here, but I plan to do them more regularly now. I hope you enjoy them!

I recently finished reading Accursed Woman by Luciana Cavallaro. It contains five short stories that are all loosely based on Greek myths. Each myth has a female at its center, which is where the title of the book originates.

I found the concept of the book to be quite creative! While the author could have chosen to focus on retelling the Greek myths, she instead puts a spin on them that is playful and intriguing. For example, imagine a grandfather telling his two grandchildren about Pandora…

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How We See Google Glass Around The World

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How We See Google Glass Around The World

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Google Glass is as common as a Tesla motoring down the 101 here in Silicon Valley, but it’s a novelty only read about through media outlets in most of the rest of the world. Sophia Dominiguez knew that novelty was wearing off fast in our city by the Bay, so the 22 year old recent NYU grad says she decided to take Glass where most people had never had a chance to see it up close – the rest of the world.

Dominiguez recently spent five weeks wearing the futuristic eyewear non-stop while traveling to 5 different countries and 8 cities across the globe, gathering the reactions of everyone she met from Spain to Mumbai as they tried Google Glass on for themselves for the first time.

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In Berlin Dominiguez says people were way more concerned about privacy, in Mumbai they offered to build apps for the technology. In the…

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Halloween Poem: Heads Roll

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Halloween pumpkin, Sanok 2012

Halloween Poem and a Pumpkin

With Halloween just around the corner, I think a fun poem is one to put on the menu. I pair this poem with a plate of eyeballs, vampire fangs and gummy worms. Silliness and poetry can be a fun combination for Halloween!

Heads Roll

You said heads are going to roll
And you were right –
A few of them just rolled right by me!

That was two minutes before the
Vampire opened his mouth to
Take a bite of my neighbor’s neck and
My own blood turned cold.

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