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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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KateReadsYA
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dabbe
Circe | Madeline Miller
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#Two4Tuesday
Thanks for the tag, @TheSpineView! 😘

1. I want to be a hippogriff and tag along with Buckbeak. 😃
2. LOVE the books by Madeline Miller, especially the tagged one.

Play? @TheLudicReader @IndoorDame @The_Penniless_Author + everyone! 🤩

TheSpineView You're welcome and thanks for playing 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Circe | Madeline Miller
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“I would say, some people are like constellations that only touch the earth for a season.”

#Withmap
#Ittakesallkinds

🧡✨💫

lil1inblue I love this book so much! 😍 1mo
monkeygirlsmama Beautiful copy and beautiful quote! 1mo
Eggs Perfection 🗺️ 1mo
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Eggs Beautiful 💚🧡💛 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🖤🧡 2mo
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TheSpineView
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one! 🧡🖤 2mo
Eggs Perfect 🖤🧡🖤 2mo
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lil1inblue
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“He showed me his scars, and in return he let me pretend that I had none.”
― Madeline Miller, Circe

#luckyinlove #intimacy
(Image is Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses by John William Waterhouse pulled from Wikipedia)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This was also my choice! And I forgot to post it 😂 2mo
lil1inblue @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great minds! (that sometimes forget) 😉 😅 2mo
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kgriffith
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Narrated by Perdita Weeks (get it together, Audible: we will never give up human narrators so this method of hiding their names in the hopes we won‘t notice your artificial voices is converting no one)

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Just_Peachy8
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Circe is a daughter of Helios who rebels and is banished to an island for eternity. She develops her skills as a witch and also comes into contact with many characters from Greek mythology.

The writing flows well and is easy to read while still conveying the idea that the story is from a different time period. Circe herself is relatable but still has some distinct flaws. The various characters from Greek mythology gave the story more depth. 4.5⭐️

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Allthebookclubs
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This sat on my TBR list for awhile and I can‘t believe I waited so long to pick it up. It was beautifully written and I loved all of it. I‘ve never been interested in Greek mythology, but this reimagining of Circe gave her such personality and depth. Book #14 in 2024

CBee Your reviews and drawings are lovely 😊 2mo
charl08 😍 2mo
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Just_Peachy8
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“He was quiet for a long time. “You are wise,” he said.
“If it is so,” I said, “it is only because I have been fool enough for a hundred lifetimes.” -Telemachus and Circe, page 374

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IselaKay
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Edit: Spoiler ahead!!! Sorry!

Second reading! The first time I read this beautifully written retelling was in 2020. I loved it just as much this second time. I definitely identified with her character even more throughout the chapters when she was becoming a new mother now that I‘m in that season myself. I love the character, the writing, and the strong woman energy. Recommend!

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Eggs Gorgeous ✨👌🏼💫 2mo
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Readerann
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I‘m not much of a mythology fan, but this was so beautifully written I became totally absorbed.

LoverOfLearning Very easy 5 star read! 3mo
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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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An impassioned piece of feminist lit at the height of Miller's #MeToo era. Circe - portrayed as a two-dimensional villain in post-Homeric works - is depicted instead as relatable & flawed, powerful, & unequivocally human with her tempestuous whims & follies, jealousy & faults compared to her egomaniacal, patriarchal kin. Despite her divinity, Circe's tale of womanhood runs parallel to that of the modern female-identifying experience. Breathtaking.

JuniperWilde I loved this book. What a gem 💎 3mo
Reggie I loved this book so much. 3mo
LoverOfLearning I loved this book. I love mythology. Easy 5 star read for me! 3mo
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Allylu
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Just finished listening to Circe by Madeline Miller. I really love books based on mythological characters and there were plenty in this books besides Circe. The narration was also very pleasing to hear. I picked this book up at our library book sale the year before last - it was in beautiful condition, but I just hadn‘t got around to reading it, so it‘s my first #ReadorDonate of the year! #BookSpin #BFC24 #JumpStart24 #ReadAway24 #Buzzword24

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover 🧡🖤 3mo
julieclair Yay! Glad you enjoyed it. It has been on my TBR for a long time, too. 3mo
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Lizpixie
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#WinterGamesDailyPhotoChallenge #Day1 #RedCover Starting the games PC with this gorgeous red & gold SE of Circe by Madeline Millar. #TeamEvergreen 6pts

tpixie Lovely ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Clwojick Pretty! 5mo
IndoorDame Gorgeous copy!!! 5mo
Tamra Perfect seasonal color! 5mo
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Smarkies
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A slow book which had some beautiful writing. Circe is one of the lesser characters in Greek mythology and the retelling is from her view. A few Greek gods and more prominent Greek characters make appearances throughout the book.
#roll100

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Lizpixie
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#ScarathlonPhotoChallenge #Day11 #Witch This book from Madeline Miller is a retelling of the original witch from Greek mythology & is fantastic. Highly recommend. #SpookyGhostClub 6pts

Quirkybookworm Beautiful cover! 6mo
Lizpixie @Quirkybookworm There‘s a matching edition of Song Of Achilles in light blue as well👍 6mo
cherryluvr Been meaning to get to this book, cover is absolutely stunning! ✨ 6mo
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Susanita
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Eggs 🧡🧡🧡🧡 7mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk8 from my recent #BookMail is this special edition of Circe. Matches the edition of The Song of Achilles I bought last year( that was blue). I think I‘m gonna have to start culling my shelves and only keep the pretty books, special editions & ones that have a lot of meaning to me. Otherwise the Hubbys gonna move out so he has some room! Books or Husband🤔 #CrazyBookLady #ChoicesChoices

Mitch Beautiful edition 7mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
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Astroneman
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RedCurly
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I heard much about this book and I wasn't disoppointed at all.

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RedCurly
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Summer reading ☀️☀️☀️

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ladym30
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Book mail!❤️

dabbe Lucky you! I LOVED this book! 😍 10mo
KateReadsYA @dabbe Agreed. Imagine getting to read this again for the first time ever. 10mo
KateReadsYA You are in for such a treat!!!! This has been my favorite read this year. 10mo
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dabbe @KateReadsYA I know! I wish she would write faster and release more books! 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
KateReadsYA @dabbe Omg same!!!! Does she have anything in the works you know about?! 10mo
dabbe @KateReadsYA I got nothin'. 🫤 10mo
KateReadsYA @dabbe I hope it's real soon. @ladym30 hahaha sorry we are taking over your comments section! 10mo
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Susanita
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1. My local indie had a book signing with Madeline Miller. I was on the fence about going, but I‘m so glad I did!
2. I once bought a Kindle book I‘d already read. 🫤
3. Middle Earth
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in ❤️🥳 10mo
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kelli7990
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Here‘s my review for a book I just finished reading.

I chose this book for the following prompt:

☑️ Aphrodite: Goddess of Love & Beauty | A book with an absolutely gorgeous cover - #greekmythologychallenge

LaraReads Great review! Yes, sometimes slow is able to be savored instead of 🥱 I agree in this case! 10mo
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mjtwo
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29-31 May 23 (audiobook)
I am always up for a Greek myth. Trix thought it very amusing that I was listening to a book about Circe the witch as she makes her way through Rick Riordan‘s back catalogue.
I enjoyed this more than Achilles, who I find a difficult character to admire. Circe is far more relatable - her empathy for humans, disgust at the behaviour of the gods, and her jealousy. I also appreciated her unusually happy ending.

LaraReads I agree! I felt so much more for this than Achilles. I have started and stopped that one 3 times, but I loved Circe. I never really could figure out why this grabbed me so much more than the other. 11mo
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kelli7990
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I started this book tonight. It‘s good so far. I feel like Circe is telling me the story of her life and I like that this book is written that way. This book has a storytelling quality about it and I think that‘s really interesting.

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rebbyj
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Interesting.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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I found this to be a somewhat slow but beautiful book, with a fascinating character at its center. Circe is less badass than I had expected her to be… but maybe that‘s just because I could read her thoughts and knew how she felt about her actions. All of the characters in this book feel very real, even the great gods and heroes. That doesn‘t mean they‘re good, nice, or human—but they are real.

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“It is a common saying that women are delicate creatures, flowers, eggs, anything that may be crushed in a moment‘s carelessness. If I had ever believed it, I no longer did.”

Featuring a peony from my garden 😁

Sparklemn Beautiful! 11mo
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Kristy_K
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Bailedbailed

DNF at 50%.

This is beautifully written but just not for me. I found it incredibly slow and didn‘t care about Circe or her story.

julesG 😁😁😁 We do have similar taste in books. 😁😁 11mo
Ruthiella I finished it, but didn‘t really like it. I liked much more 11mo
Kristy_K @Ruthiella Everyone seems to love this author but I never seem to connect with her books. 😕 11mo
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CoverToCoverGirl I bailed too. But I really did love 11mo
IndianBookworm You can try, if that interests you. 11mo
Kristy_K @IndianBookworm Thank you! I‘d seen this one and have been wanting to check it out as well. 11mo
IndianBookworm Also, 'The palace of illusions' and 'The forest of enchantments'. Both of them are similar to Kaikeyi, female protagonist's pov of famous Indian epics/mythologies. ♥️😊 11mo
Kristy_K @IndianBookworm Just added both to my tbr list. Thank you! 🙂 11mo
IndianBookworm @Kristy_K Pleasure's all mine!🥰 11mo
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LoverOfLearning
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Incredible writing, Madeline Miller does not disappoint. I listened to this on audio.

An excellent retelling of Circe and other Greek mythology stories. I will say I did not expect the ending.

Solid read. 4.5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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LoverOfLearning
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Loving this book so far. 70% done. And the way Madeline Miller references Achilles and Patroclus's love story. 😭😭 I was not ready.

A fierce and feminist retelling of Homer's The Oddessy.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Good way to start a rainy Sunday! (Okay, so it‘s noon…)

ravenlee Sundays would be better if they always started at noon. Actually, most days would be improved this way. 12mo
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michellelav
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I love Greek mythology so any book in that realm has me hooked ❤️ Circe is a unique perspective that I really enjoyed! Made me want to go into the middle of the Forrest and admire my surroundings 🥰❤️ a different vibe than The song of Achilles but I still really enjoyed it! 📖 #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads Look at that #Tortitude! 😸 12mo
michellelav @rubyslippersreads she‘s got so much of it 😂❤️ 12mo
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LoverOfLearning
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Look what finally came in after WEEKS of patiently waiting. This book has been on my tbr for so long.

I'm happy to finally have the chance to hear the story.

I love mythology retellings. I predict a 5 star read.

Reggie This is one of my top 10 books from the last 5 years. Enjoy!! 12mo
LoverOfLearning @Reggie ooooh! I love some good book hype. I'm starting the audiobook...... now.! 12mo
5feet.of.fury It‘s such a beautiful story! Enjoy! 12mo
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currentlyreadinginCO Oh I love Circe!! 12mo
LoverOfLearning @5feet.of.fury Thanks 🥰 12mo
Nessavamusic Love this book! 12mo
dabbe Love, love, love this book! Can't wait to read what you think! And, if you like it and the author, give THE SONG OF ACHILLES a look, too! (loved that one as well). 🤗 12mo
AmyG Fabulous book. Enjoy! 12mo
LoverOfLearning @dabbe read that book twice! Incredible writing. 🥰 12mo
dabbe @LoverOfLearning Well, you're a shoo-in to love CIRCE, too! I wish she'd pump out book faster! 🤣🤣🤣 12mo
LoverOfLearning @dabbe well I already love the narrators voice! So definitely going to be wnjoyable 12mo
LoverOfLearning @dabbe enjoyable* I'll likely have to buy a hard copy of it because the cover designs are allincredible 12mo
dabbe @LoverOfLearning They are, aren't they? 💙 12mo
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Cloudwrites
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“If my childhood had given me anything, it was endurance.”

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It was my first lesson. Beneath the smooth, familiar face of things is another that waits to tear the world in two.

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Cloudwrites
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Mehso-so

I would recommend the book if you enjoy a slow read because that‘s exactly how it goes in this book. You will read about slow days in exile and thoughts that sometimes bother you. Thankfully, Madeline Miler‘s style of writing makes the slow read pleasant. The reason I am giving 3/5 stars is the lack of events/action which is definitely more my type of reading

Madeline is an amazing author that deserves all the credit she gets for this book.

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giulia.mosna
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5-/5 ⭐

L'unione delle abilità narrative coinvolgenti e della conoscenza approfondita della mitologia greca nei romanzi di Madeline Miller non mi deludono mai. Un libro che consiglio vivamente di leggere e che penso mi sia piaciuto ancor più di "the song of Achilles".

LoverOfLearning This is almost available through Libby just another week or so and I'll be able to listen to it! Been a long time coming, 12mo
LoverOfLearning And welcome to Litsy!! 12mo
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ShawnYLibros
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Getting ready to buddy read this with my cousin. Hope it‘s as good as it sounds.

5feet.of.fury Oooh I really liked it! I hope you enjoy! 13mo
LoverOfLearning Just got my copy on Libby!! Can't wait to listen to it. 12mo
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Read563
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Circe is interesting and a great example of Greek mythology writing. Madeline Miller is an amazing author.
4.5/5

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Shonab
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8. Had to show off this beautiful haedcover. Madeline Miller is an auto read author, beautiful writing and story to match. 4/5

LaraReads So pretty! I loved Circe! 🧡 13mo
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