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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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Paus0312
Circe | Madeline Miller

“Él era otro cuchillo,podía sentirlo. Otro tipo de cuchillo,pero cuchillo igualmente. No me importaba. Pensé: Clávate en mí.Por algunas cosas vale la pena derramar sangre.”

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Ladygodiva7
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Bought this book today from the beautiful @readsbytheriverbookstore and have another book on order too.

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SusanLee
Circe | Madeline Miller
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This book fits the prompt #remoteinn for me. It‘s also one of my best reads! #savvysettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one ☝️ 🧡🖤 2mo
Eggs Perfect 🖤📚🤍 2mo
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TheSpineView
Circe | Madeline Miller
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Hercules

Klou Great choice!! 2mo
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MicrobeMom
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I just loved this book! Madeline Miller is a beautiful writer. I am entranced when read her books. She makes Greek mythology more interesting and amazing then it already is. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ProudBookNerd
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Creative story, brought me back to a time when I was really into mythology. I liked the book but didn't love it which surprised me after all the rave reviews I read. It is a very creative, behind the scenes look at Circe's life and includes many of the most well known characters and stories in Greek mythology. If you are a fan of mythology, you will like this book.

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AkashaVampie
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Hey Littens... Sorry I was MIA for the past couple of days. We took a trip to Albany during a snow storm on Friday and we had to end up staying there for the night. So we did some shopping. These are a couple of books that I picked up for myself. I believe my 15 yr old wants to read Circe also.

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@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

jb72 I‘ve been wanting to read Circe too. 3mo
5feet.of.fury Both of those look good! 3mo
LitStephanie Circe is amazing. One of the best books I have read in the last five years at least. 3mo
ElizaMarie Circe was so so good! You are going to really enjoy it! 3mo
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lumbricuslibri
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Oh, my heart.

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lumbricuslibri
Circe | Madeline Miller
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👸 'I have a better idea. I will do as I please, and when you count your children, leave me out.'

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lumbricuslibri
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Ha! 'Get out, ' she said.

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lumbricuslibri
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"As best they can."

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lumbricuslibri
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Finally reading Circe! I read TSOA last year and it made me cry.

I love books that make me cry. Will this make me cry, too?

GondorGirl I found it emotional in a different way than SoA. Less sad, more aching I guess? I didn't all out sob like SoA, but I definitely cried. 3mo
lumbricuslibri @GondorGirl I just finished chapter 14. Definitely aching. 3mo
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audreydmcgee
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I enjoyed most of the book but there were some really slow parts that I struggled to get through. Once something happened, I was all in. Definitely an unpopular opinion but didn‘t love this book like others.

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IzzyLikeASundayMorning
Circe | Madeline Miller
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This book was an incredibly well-woven and well-researched take on an age-old story. While I think I enjoyed Miller‘s more recent book, Song of Achilles, more, I did have a very good time reading this book and will likely read it again in the future. Makes me want to pick up the Odyssey lol 4.75/5⭐️

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Sweetkokoro
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Spine on the slipcase.

This set is so dang pretty

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Sweetkokoro
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Back of the slipcase. I love the little details.

kspenmoll Beautiful!!! 4mo
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Sweetkokoro
Circe | Madeline Miller
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The spines are also so pretty!!

LoverOfLearning Just stunning!! 1mo
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Sweetkokoro
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My illumicrate special edition set for Circe and Song of Achilles came in today. I‘m so freaking happy, they are gorgeous

LoverOfLearning Have yet to read this one! 1mo
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Writeme
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I doubted I would like this book half as much as her more recent title “Song of Achilles”, but it was just as good. An absolute romp through the lives of the Gods, as told by the goddess/witch Circe. Well written, wonderfully researched, and almost made me want to read Homer‘s Odyssey. But I probably won‘t. 😂😂😂 Circe is a great read!

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Mehso-so

I love a good witch goddess story just as much as the next reader, but this one just left me flat. #Unpopularopinion I know. But I didn‘t like Circe, thought the story only plodded along, and struggled to finish this one. Made me sad, b/c I loved The Song of Achilles with my whole heart.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022
#booked2022 #mythretelling #pantone2022 #coralrose

Emily92Bibliophile Have you read this one yet? A good Witch story 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Emily92Bibliophile I have heard good things and bought it on ebook sale recently! Thanks. 💕 4mo
Ruthiella I totally agree with you! I loved The Song of Achilles but though Circe was boring. Oh well. 4mo
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Cinfhen It took me awhile to get into this book and in the end I liked it / but not nearly as much as Song of Achilles 4mo
Cinfhen @Emily92Bibliophile your book sounds GREAT!! And I see I‘ve already stacked it 🤩 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Yes, same. Although I never really loved it. @Ruthiella Yaass. Glad to know I‘m not alone. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I loved this one, but read it before Song if Achilles. I wonder if I would have felt differently if I read SoA first. 4mo
Emily92Bibliophile @Barbara @Cinfhen it‘s wonderful! There is not much Norse Mythology that is told from the female perspective and this one is 👍🏻 I loved Cerci but I understand how some readers don‘t like it. 🤷‍♀️Not a witch but Ariadne is superb. (edited) 4mo
Emily92Bibliophile @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen other Greek retellings that are superb: The Silence of the Girls, Till we Have Faces, A Thousand Ships, and Cassandra Speaks ( semi retelling) 4mo
Cinfhen I read Ariadne, A Thousand Ships & Silence of the Girls & LOVED them all @Emily92Bibliophile I‘ll have to look for the other two you mentioned. I‘m also hoping to read 4mo
Cinfhen And I just read and loved this one but it‘s very loosely based on Greek mythology 4mo
Emily92Bibliophile @Cinfhen those are so good! I‘m glad you read them! I have Daughters of Sparta and the Women of Troy as my next reads 💙 4mo
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Phelangies
Circe | Madeline Miller
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This book is one if those books I am glad to have read. An avid Greek Mythology fan, I was pleased to read about the heroes of old. Daedalus was my favorite character in the book. After Odysseus (the Iliad has been out for centuries, so if you have not read it by now, I don‘t know what to tell you) left, I was bored. Can‘t say I recommend, can‘t say not to read it. It was…okay.

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Bookreader0074
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It was a good book. It had a slow build up in my opinion, but the pacing made sense to me after I got more into the book. This story had a lot of character development and I feel like the pacing of the story helped me relate to Circe. I had never given her much thought other than as a side character and I enjoyed that many of the big names in Greek mythology appeared as side characters in her story. The ending was amazing and worth the build up.

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VeraNyx
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This was a little better than so-so but not quite a favorite. I don't understand the hype this book had. I started off really slow. It's a little interesting that she followed the Hermes line in all her love interests.. I enjoyed the dark monsters like the minotaur and Scylla. Then it slowed down once circe had a child and then the climax was pretty anticlimactic for me.

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LaraS
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The great bookish problem every time you start a new reading challenge....how to choose when my first book fits perfectly with two beautiful picture prompts? #AestheticallyMatched 😁

Clwojick It could count for both, if you‘re okay with doubling up! 4mo
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GodsLioness
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Greek Myths have been a life long fascination and I‘m glad there are authors telling the women‘s stories.

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TheatreSpaz
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This was such a breath of fresh air. I wasn't sure what kind of book this was gong to be but I knew I was interested in reading about ancient Greece. Miller wrote a beautiful character exploration in which Circe, with us along for the ride, takes a thousand years to figure out who she is and what she wants. She too often allows others to influence her and the reader gets to watch as she grows and learns about herself and the world.

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TheatreSpaz
Circe | Madeline Miller

I was able to get in 7 hours of reading yesterday!! I start school next week so I'm feeling the pressure to get everything in order. I only need 4 more hours to reach my goal! Right now I'm at 16 total in 3 days. #20in4

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Mccall0113
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Very late to the Circe party.

ChaoticMissAdventures Welcome! Hope you enjoy the ride. 5mo
sprainedbrain Better late than never! 😉 5mo
RebL Never too late for the Circe party! 🎉 5mo
bookaholic1 I still need to read this one, hope you like it 5mo
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Tgbsfk
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New book excitement 🤗

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unreal
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I read so many great reviews of this so I thought I might be going in with my expectations too high but it did not disappoint. The portrayal of the goddess Circe is so heartbreakingly human and her development throughout is incredible. I really liked seeing the world and some of the Greek myths through Circe's eyes. It was an engaging perspective and I liked the way that not only did she affect the events, the events clearing affected her.

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BookBelle84
Circe | Madeline Miller
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This was amazing and I can't wait for her next novel. #12booksof2021 #April #2021 #bestof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 A very popular book. 5mo
Librarianaut I couldn‘t put that one down… 5mo
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reading_rainbow
Circe | Madeline Miller
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When I tell you I screamed!!! Madeline Miller is putting her Tempest book on hold and has started writing a novel based on PERSEPHONE!!!! She is the only one I will trust with her story I swear guys I manifested this into existence😭😭 I am constantly on the hunt for Persephone/Hades retellings and they always suck and lack the depth and feels I crave and just like, I know Madeline is gonna do this right 😭😭😭 I am so happy rn!!

sprainedbrain I share your sentiments! So excited about this! 5mo
CBee OH MY GOD this is the most amazing news 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Mandycolesings
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Oh my God I died and went to AIAIA. Everything about this book ! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. Circe is one of the best female protagonist to come along in a good long while. I wanted to know every character , every story . I love this book MADLY . It gave the reader everything they wanted. I was invested every step of the way and a perfect ending to her jounery to self. Finally a writer who doesnt't insult the intelligence of the reader.

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AbigailJaneBlog
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An amazing #NYWD2022 list from @majkia . I'm particularly looking forward to Circe and The Wizards Guide to Defensive Baking 😍 Massive thanks to @monalyisha for organising 🥰

monalyisha I listened to Circe on audio & I loved it. I‘ve been meaning to read Song of Achilles for well over a year now. 🙈 I hope you have a great reading month! 6mo
monalyisha @majkia I hope you have a wonderful month, too! 6mo
AbigailJaneBlog @monalyisha yess both of these have been on my TBR for a while so I'm looking forward to it 😍 6mo
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ambrosiasalad
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The only mythology book I have ever read that made me feel a closeness to the characters and events, which is refreshing considering the genre overall strikes me as an absurd and aloof mess. This book also encapsulates women and empowerment beautifully; soft and nurturing, yet powerful and brutal when necessary

Cheries_Ghost excellent review!!! thank you amber 6mo
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thewallflower0707
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It‘s the time for rereading two of my old favourites!
1) #TheSongofAchilles
I have to admit I didn‘t love it as much as the 1st time 😱.

2) #Circe
I liked it a lot more than the 1st, maybe b/c I‘m 3 years older? Back then, the ending disappointed me, now, I find it very peaceful.

#madelinemiller

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ambrosiasalad
Circe | Madeline Miller

“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.”

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ambrosiasalad
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“But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me.”

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Susanita
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One of my favorites! #orange #gratefulharvest

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover 🧡🖤 6mo
Eggs 🧡🍊🧡 6mo
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Bibliotekate
Circe | Madeline Miller
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A damn near perfect book.

Mandycolesings I am so happy I read this book. 6mo
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Brimful
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This was exactly the right book to read now in the witchy time of year. A modern and feminist take on an old story which is compellingly written It is a wonderful celebration of what it is to be human. Loved it!

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Brimful
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I thought once that gods are the opposite of death; but I see now that they are more dead than anything, for they are unchanging and can hold nothing in their hands

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Honeybeebooks
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 Circe is a a goddess but her shrill voice and lack of power makes her the target of neglect and abuse. After turning a mortal into a human and a nymph into a monster she is exiled to Aeaea. Throughout her long immortal life, Circe is a pivotal figure in many well-known myths from Homer's Odyssey. Circe is a goddess but she is all too human as she strives to write her own story albeit one filled with pain, bravery and self-realization.

miaelisabet Lovely review! 7mo
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Brimful
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For a hundred generations,I had walked the world drowsy and dull, idle and at my ease. I left no prints. I did no deeds. Even those who had loved me a little did not care to stay. Then I learned I could bend the world to my will, as a bow is bent for an arrow. I would have done that toil a thousand times to keep some such power in my hands. I thought this is how Zeus felt when he first lifted the thunderbolt.

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peanutnine
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Amazing storytelling! Circe is involved in so many Greek myths that it was interesting to see her entire life tale and dive into her character.
This is my book club's pick for the month and I can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts.
Also book 3 read for #OutstandingOctober @Andrew65 ☺️

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 7mo
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miabaker
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i really love greek mythology, and Madeline Miller‘s writing made my random knowledge of myths and mythological figures to use. it was beautifully written and flowed like poetry, and tells the story of Circe in a way that is definitely less boring than just reading a textbook or a book of myths.

MrsBabki Awesome post content wise—watch capitalization. 7mo
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Morr_Books
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I meant to post this a week ago. (Sorry) Thank you so much for the #bookmail and other goodies, @Mynameisacolour !!! This really cheered me up after a rough September. Hopefully I'll get to read this soon. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

AmyG Such a wonderful book! 7mo
Mynameisacolour You're very welcome! 🤍 7mo
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peanutnine
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"Those who fight against prophecy only draw it more tightly around their throats."
I've always loved this aspect about fates in Greek mythology.

GondorGirl This book was SO good! 7mo
peanutnine @GondorGirl I love it so far! Miller is such an intricate storyteller 7mo
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