I‘ve been dipping in and out of this on audio for MONTHS, treating it more like an ongoing soap opera (just dropping in occasionally to see what the gods are up to) rather than a story that needed finishing. But I loved it. Miller‘s writing is quite stunning and the world she creates feels very real. I‘ll miss spending time on Circe‘s island. And I loved the ending!
Check out my new post about my favorite witchy reads on my blog. I am craving some good books about witches right now. I thought I would share some of my favorite witch stories.
I couldn‘t resist a picture of this beautiful cover, but I am “pausing” my reading of this. I just can‘t get into it despite recognising it is a well told story. I don‘t think mythology is my thing. But all is not lost as I‘m hoping to read it with my mythology-expert 12 year old at some point... #raisingreaders
When your boy is old enough to have bookish text chats with you whilst you‘re travelling home on the train😍. Then corrects your understanding of said book. I have to say mythology isn‘t really my thing (not long ago my family trapped me on a long car journey with the audiobook of Mythos and I can‘t say I enjoyed it...) I‘m a few chapters into this and really not sure whether to carry on. Would love to hear if you unexpectedly enjoyed Circe!
For my #chillingphotochallenge, the Witch‘s Book of Self Care has quite a few #spells to try out! #fallisbooked — I promise my copy of Circe has an #orangecover, it‘s just the lighting! And the #ghost for the #screamathonphotochallenge was part of my Screamathon Swap from TheReadingMermaid, along with the Witch‘s Book of Self Care book!! Apparently I‘ve misplaced my TY Beanie Baby ghost...
I‘m gonna put this down for now. Not in mood and I feel like it‘s gonna put me in a slump. Feel guilty cause this is the 2nd time I‘ve put something on hold this month.
What an exhilarating journey this was! The author has an incredible way of painting interactions and framing the scenes, and making a story about divine beings and their goings-on seem so utterly believable. I found myself spending hours reading up on the many minor characters featured in the book, because unlike in most other retellings of the stories, here they mattered and are actually interesting. Looking forward to her next book!
Wisdom and magic and a strong woman narrating...myth and ideas and great characters.
#covercrush #7days7covers Day 6
Have no idea who to tag. So I'll just say Hi to a few Littens. 🤗 @eggs @Texreader @4thhouseontheleft @OriginalCyn620 @eri.reads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 @Andrew65 @jb72 @Leftcoastzen @TheReadingMermaid @TK-421
Hope I have not forgotten anyone. Have a great Wednesday!
I really enjoyed this book and am glad I listened to it despite of some of the bad reviews I saw beforehand. To me it was so much more than an island witch waiting for guys to sleep with. I loved listening to her transformation and the ending was perfect for me. And I highly recommend the audiobook because the narrator blew me away! I must find out what else she has narrated bc I could listen to her every day of my life. #circe #audiobook #library
This was actually book of the month for one of my book groups on Facebook. I just didn‘t get it in time. Now all of my library books have come in at once but I‘m determined to get to some of them at least. So...very excited about this one. Heard good things about it and I‘ve always been a fan of mythology. Even took a course on it about a year ago.
Last night I got a chance to see Madeleine Miller speak. She was incredible; so clever and engaging. I loved hearing about the research behind both of her books and her thoughts on women in Greek mythology. Her retellings give a voice to those who were cast in stereotypical roles. I can‘t wait to read what she writes next.
I started the audiobook two days ago and love it! I don‘t know where the narrator is from but I could listen to her forever. I love her voice. #audiobook
Although this book was beautifully written, I just struggled to get into it. I felt that the pace was very slow, and it didn't hold my interest at times. I used to love Greek mythology, but maybe my tastes have changed. The pace does pick up about halfway through, but it still was a slow read for me.
Congrats @Megabooks for the huge milestone! #25etsy My reading has been hit or miss this summer but the clear favorite was Circe. I worried it wouldn‘t live up to the hype but it exceeded expectations!
"The worst of my cowardice had been sweated out. In its place was a giddy spark. I will not be like a bird bred in a cage, I thought, too dull to fly even when the door stands open. I stepped into those woods and my life began."
The mythology is what initially drew me to this book but now it's the writing from Circe's perspective, as well as lines like the quote above that solidify my love.
I'm looking for more of this book, please. ???
Reading “Circe” by Madeline Miller, and I definitely feel like I had some hyped up recommendations.... I‘m about half way through the book and really having a difficult time finishing. Miller is a phenomenal writer and has wonderful descriptions of her characters and the world they live in. It‘s about Circe from Greek Mythology, and maybe I‘m just not as interested in that as I thought. Hopefully it finishes strong 🤞🏻
5/5⭐ Perfect for close examination. Motifs like stones, seeds, & scars pervade Circe's character arc but also other characters/themes. Miller brilliantly fills in gaps in myth to produce a lush world & multidimensional characters. The wordsmithing is drop-dead gorgeous. One readthrough is not enough to get everything out of it that Miller put in. The audio narrator could not have been more perfectly chosen or done a better job. #NEWTsReadathon2019
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 I finally read this book and it was so good! So much happens but the book is overall well paced with a few slower parts. There were definitely times when I couldn‘t put this book down. Such a great story, wonderful imagery, and beautifully written. I‘ll definitely pick up what Madeline Miller writes next.