Mythothon Round 5 – The Odyssey- Reading List

1. Troy- Read a book set in a country not your own.- Haveli by Suzzane Fisher Staples 

I chose this book to start with because I started it after Shabanu but I have not had the time. While I am unhappy with the white washing in the story, I would like to finish what I started. 

2. Cicones- Read a book about a villain- To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

This is another read that got away from me. I have picked it up and put it down twice due to my hectic lifestyle. I will be pushing myself to finish it this month! 

3. Cyclops- Read a book you know nothing (or very little) about. – All The Wrong Questions 1. “Who Could That Be At This Hour?” by Lemony Snicket 

I loved the Series of Unfortunate events in elementary school, so I hope I will love the prequels as much! I know little about them besides they are a prequel, and nothing like the main series. I hope it is great! 

4. Island of Aeolia-Read a book that is not the first in a series- The Lost Scrolls: Earth

by Michael Teitelbaum

I have been re-watching the last air bender so this is a great time to pick up the four scroll books. 

5. Laestrygonians-Read a book with food in the title or on the cover- TBD

6. Circe-Read a book that has a protagonist with a skill- The Lost Scrolls: Waterby Michael Teitelbaum

I have been re-watching the last air bender so this is a great time to pick up the four scroll books. 

7. Teiresias and the Land of the Dead-Read a book you think you’ll learn something from- Pagan Portals Persephone by Robin Corak

Since I have been more open to my spirituality, I figured this would be a good place to learn more. 

8. Circe- Return to a book and reread it- The Lost Scrolls: Waterby Michael Teitelbaum

I have been re-watching the last air bender so this is a great time to pick up the four scroll books. 

9. Sirens- Read any book that calls to you- TBD

I felt it would be most genuine to pick the book that most calls to me when I am ready to complete the prompt. So I have left this as to be determined. 

10. Charybdis and Scylla- Pick two books. Flip a coin (or some other type of chance) to pick between them. You can Google ‘flip a coin’ to do this online- TBD 

11. Thrinakia- Read a book with an animal on the cover- Goosebumps The werewolf of Fever Swamp by R.L. Stein 

This book is another book dear fiance recommended, AKA has been requesting I read for months. It has a wolf on the front which is exciting! 

12. Calypso-Read a book that has been recommended by a friend- Howling Mad by Peter David 

I let my fiance pick this one out, after he asked :I’m a friend, right?” so 

13. Phaecia- Read a book with royalty- The Lost Scrolls: Fire by Tom Mason, Dan Danko

I have been re-watching the last air bender so this is a great time to pick up the four scroll books. 

14. Ithaca- Read a story you got for free- The Lost Scrolls: Air- by Tom Mason, Dan Danko

I have been re-watching the last air bender so this is a great time to pick up the four scroll books.

What, why, and how?

Welcome to the next installment of breaking down a research paper.

Collecting the overarching details of a study

Using the Dissociation debates: everything you know is wrong article as an example, I break down the top three most important questions about an article. This is the What, Why, and How. 

What do we want to know? 

Why do we want/need to know it? 

How are we approaching the topic? 

  1. What question is this article trying to answer?

Why is there controversy in the mental health field revolving around dissociative disorders? 

  1. Why is this question important to the field? 

Those with dissociative disorders are an underserved population in the mental health field. If we as a field are not taking care of those with mental illness who will? 

  1. What method is the paper using 

The paper is using a literature review to look at the history, models, theories, and socio-cultural factors surround dissociative disorder. In short it is a QUALITATIVE study. 

These first two sections of breaking down the research article will give you the back bone of what you may need to figure out if the source is useful, the bare bones for a paper, and the jumping off point for truly understanding the material. Next time we will go over, how to take this information one step further!