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Circe
Circe | Madeline Miller
"This is as close as you will ever come to entering the world of mythology as a participant. Stunning, touching, and unique."--Margaret George, author of The Confessions of Young Nero In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
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CyaneFillion
Circe | Madeline Miller
Mehso-so

This was a very slow book, and unlike the pining in the Song of Achilles, there wasn't really a lot of plot besides flowery language until the last 30 pages or so. I think I would have enjoyed this story more if I hadn't read so many books already, and for the most part I personally got the impression that even though it was a story from the pov of Circe, it was still nearly completely framed by the men in her life. I just had other expectations.

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BooksNBowls
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A beautifully written feminist masterpiece. I mean seriously, there were moments my breath was taken away. Incredibly reflective and at times, heartbreaking. Circe is my new favorite goddess, and in this story she truly received the ending she always deserved! 5/5 ✨

CBee Fantastic review!! This was a favorite of mine as well 😊♥️ 3w
KateReadsYA This was such a good buddy read!!! You know how to pick them. 💗 love the photo. 2w
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KateReadsYA
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
All I can say is if you haven't read this yet, you definitely should! It is Amazing.

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BiblioLitten
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I was in an eternal reading slump in 2022…a fudged-up year really. Here‘s hoping for a better, brighter, sunnier, happier 2023.

Two more hours until new year…here‘s how I‘m partying. 🥳🫶🏼📚

Happy New Year, my lovely people. 💕

batsy Happy new year to you 💜 That looks like a delicious way to ring in the new year 😁 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Happy New Year, happy reading year! 🤗🎉📚 4w
youneverarrived Happy New Year 🥳 4w
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Ruthiella Happy New Year to you! 🥳 4w
Reggie If you‘re starting the year off with Circe and a brownie I can‘t think of a better start. Happy New Year! 4w
rabbitprincess Looks like a perfect party to me! 4w
Jess861 Same here - fingers crossed for more reading this year! 4w
BiblioLitten @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @youneverarrived @Ruthie @Reggie @rabbitprincess @Jess861 It definitely helps that I‘m enjoying the book and the decadent slice. 🫶🏼💕 4w
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RedCurly
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Today's newsies 🎆🎆🎆

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KateReadsYA
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Getting started on my January buddy read early! Gonna do a slow read of this one since I love to research all the characters and details Madeline Miller writes in her books. Can't wait to share our thoughts on this @BooksNBowls

BooksNBowls Eeep! Excited for this one! 😁😁 1mo
KateReadsYA @BooksNBowls I wasn't sure how to feel about this one going into but I knew I loved the song of Achilles and this one is not disappointing! I'm convinced every book she writes will be amazing. 1mo
BooksNBowls @KateReadsYA this will be my first book I‘ve read by her and if I enjoy it then I‘m reading Song of A next! 1mo
KateReadsYA @BooksNBowls 🤗🥰 song of Achilles is very beautiful 1mo
ShelleyBooksie I look forward to your review. I haven't read this one yet. 1mo
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SandySaga
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Circe • 233

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andioop
Circe | Madeline Miller
Mehso-so

This was fine but just made me want to re-read The Lightning Thief which is definitely way better

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shabaladooooooo
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Empowering 11/2022

LoverOfLearning Hey welcome to Litsy! 2mo
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Super_Jane
Circe | Madeline Miller
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4.25/5 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌘 #november

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dabbe
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Miller magically combines all of the recorded tales of Circe into one breathtaking so-called autobiography. Circe is the teller of her own tale, and she is a force to be reckoned with. What struck me most, though, was the loneliness that embodied her character and the enduring love she had for humans (most anyway--she did turn some into swine!). I hope Miller keeps writing stories like these; mythology truly comes to life in her capable hands.

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kspenmoll
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Middlemarch - book
Madeline Miller- author
MASH- TV show
Madonna- singer
My Girl (Temptations)- song

#manicmonday #letterM

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eol
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Brought up amongst the splendor of the gods, yet not a part of it, Circe comes to detest the hypocrisy of power.

This is an introverted book if I've ever read one. If you seek thrilling action here, cease. Circe isn't your typical protagonist; for most of it, she's a witness. Her transformation is about that, actually—about getting her own story instead of being imprisoned in the stories of others.

5.0/5

#fantasy #standalone #mythology

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Sessestresse
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Con tutta l'hype che ha ricevuto questo libro mi aspettavo altro, ciò non vuol dire chiaramente che io non lo abbia apprezzato molto. Modestamente ho preferito "la canzone di Achille", sempre scritto dalla stessa autrice, però devo ammettere che soprattutto per alcune parti di questo libro ne sono rimasta soddisfatta.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️?

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Cazxxx
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LaraS
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Ugh I'm always so annoyed by those prize stickers...especially when they're not stickers but actually printed on the cover! 😐 #scarathlondailyprompts for witch #teammonstermash @staycurious

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sebrittainclark
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OutsmartYourShelf
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Book from my TBR pile is the photo challenge for Day 13 of #OminousOctober (orange) & #ScarathlonDailyPrompts (witch).

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this cover 🧡🖤 4mo
Eggs 🧡🍊🧡 3mo
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bthegood
Circe | Madeline Miller
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#Two4Tuesday Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

At first I thought this read “21 years“ and I thought, well yes, of course, then I realized it was 2K,and I thought, well yes, of course 😂
1. I enjoy historical fiction, and setting in ancient times is fine, although I don't read it often -
2. Tagged book is the last book I read set in ancient times and I enjoyed it.

Make a great day everyone 🔱

TheSpineView Circe is a good book. Thanks for playing! 4mo
WJCintron One historical fiction I loved, but not set during ancient times, is “Nemesis and the Swan” I recommend it. 😃👍 4mo
bthegood @WJCintron 😃 👍 4mo
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peaknit
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1. My first reaction was no, but then I recalled enjoying the tagged book so much.
2. Yes, both the tagged book and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I absolutely loved them on audio and would recommend them.
@TheSpineView Thank you for the tag @Kshakal
Tagging all who will join #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Circe was really good! Thanks for playing! 4mo
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wanderinglynn
Circe | Madeline Miller
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#two4tuesday

1. I don‘t think I‘ve read one set more than 2k years ago. Historical fiction isn‘t really my genre. I‘d rather just read a non-fiction history book.

2. Circe is on my TBR.

Thanks for the tag Lisa!

TheSpineView I hope you enjoy Circe. Good book! Thanks for playing 4mo
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Creme_de_la_them
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Book #17 of the year: “Circe” by Madeline Miller

This was a really good book. I loved the writing, the story, the feminism. I wasn‘t the biggest fan of the ending but still recommend giving it a read!

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asterese
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Love the bookmark that came with the book I recently got. 😍

Karisa Beautiful bookmark! I loved the book too😍 5mo
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Catsandbooks
Circe | Madeline Miller
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📚Circe- Madeline Miller. Carry On- Rainbow Rowell
🖊Agatha Christie. Susanna Clarke
📺 Castle
🎤Charlie Puth
🎶Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol. Cosmic Love- Florence + the Machine

#manicmonday #letterC

Ruthiella Ooh! Cosmic Love. I shoulda picked that song too! ❤️ 5mo
SusanLee I love Circe and Chasing Cars! 5mo
CBee Thanks for playing! 😊😊 5mo
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suvata
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📖 Circe
👤 Blake Crouch
🎥 Citizen Kane
🎸 Cake
🎶 Cotton-Eyed Joe

#ManicMonday #LetterC @CBee

CBee Good stuff! Thanks for playing 😄 5mo
melissajayne Rosebud…. 5mo
suvata @melissajayne I was hoping someone would quote that. You win 🥇 5mo
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Susanita
Circe | Madeline Miller
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📕Circe
🖊Ann Cleeves
🎥Casablanca
🎤Celtic Woman
🎶Comfort Ye My People (Handel)
#manicmonday #letterC

CBee How did I forget Circe?? 🤦‍♀️😂 5mo
AmyG I forgot Circe, too. 🤣 5mo
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Mindelan
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Just finished this, and wow. I don‘t usually read books this dark (I‘ll put some CW below), but it was engrossing with a very satisfying ending. The descriptions are so vivid you can feel the atmosphere, and as a kid who was kind of a big Greek myth nerd, I enjoyed seeing how the stories shaped up & compared to other readings.
I don‘t have a picture of an island like Aiaia, so this picture of Devil‘s Lake will have to do!

Mindelan CW for lots of violence, including domestic violence and sexual assault. Pretty consistent with other Greek myths, but the author does not always gloss over 5mo
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Night_Reader
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4/5🌟

I'm not a big fan of Greek mythology but the writing really pulls you in. Highly recommend the audiobook.

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Mindelan
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Doing some reading while we wait for some home repairs to finish. I read about 200 pages of this book in about a day last week while we were on vacation in the northwoods. It‘s definitely darker than my usual, but the style is so captivating and vivid-it just sucks you in. I read a lot of Greek myths when I was younger, it‘s been fun to see how the bits I remember play out. I don‘t remember Telegonus, though, so we‘ll see how the next part goes…😬

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Katie.happens
Circe | Madeline Miller
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My I-Finally-Read-The-One-Everyone-Else-Loves book. And yeah, it‘s good. 100% worth the hype.

kbibliophilific The cover too 😍 6mo
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Susanita
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Deblovestoread Excellent choice! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one 🧡🖤 6mo
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kellyann28
Circe | Madeline Miller
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My #bookspin list for August! ❤️
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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libbiesmith
Circe | Madeline Miller
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I expected to be disappointed with this after loving song of achilles. But i loved this book very much and wished it was longer

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Federoca
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I liked the beginning more than the end of this book.
Interesting story, I'd recommend it 😀

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TsundokuManasi
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New read after so long...

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Erin.Elizabeth10
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Ahh I loved this one! A beautiful retelling of mythology. Other than The Song of Achilles, what other books like this do you recommend?

Erin.Elizabeth10 @TheKidUpstairs Added! Thank you! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🖤🧡 7mo
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TheKidUpstairs @Erin.Elizabeth10 and if you like it, there's a sequel that was also great! 7mo
Erin.Elizabeth10 @TheKidUpstairs Oh good to know, thank you! 7mo
peanutnine Less of a retelling and more mythology in modern day, but I enjoyed this one 7mo
Erin.Elizabeth10 @peanutnine oh thanks! I added it to my list. 6mo
CBee I highly recommend 6mo
Erin.Elizabeth10 @CBee Thank you!! 6mo
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FireproofBunny
Circe | Madeline Miller

a mess, once made, cannot be unmade.

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Burpito
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Circle was them good feminisms and mythology and I liked it a lot

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authoramdeese
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I wasn't sure what expectations to have about this book. It was recommended on Booktok fairly heavily, and a few other book reviewers I follow, so I finally gave it a try. OMG I'm so sad I took so long. This book was incredible and sucked me in from the opening line. This one definitely lives up to the hype!

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mdolan995
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I really liked this book. I have a huge fascination with Ancient Greece and Greek mythology and this book really brought so much to life and incorporated so much. Highly recommend for any history nerd or Greek mythology buff!

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Paus0312
Circe | Madeline Miller

“ Él no quiere decir que no duela. No quiere decir que no estemos asustados. Es sólo que estamos aquí. Esto es lo que significa nadar con la marea, pasear por la tierra y sentir su tacto en los pies. Esto es lo que significa estar viva”

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Paus0312
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“En que momento se rompe un corazón?”

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Bookfan1414
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I am rather puzzled… I read this in one day, which is not uncommon for me, but I almost feel like this book has left no impression on me. Like give me a day or two and I‘ll forget I ever read it. Weird. But good. At least I didn‘t drown in my own tears for this one.

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Hyzie
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I built two pieces of Ikea furniture and reorganized my bedroom because I told myself I had to continue being useful while listening.
No regrets. Would hang out again with Circe and be annoyed at everyone who wronged her again anytime.

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SusanLee
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Eggs 🖤🤍🖤 8mo
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