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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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wanderlustywriter
Circe | Madeline Miller
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On my TBR since it came out. Excited for this one 😍

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Hufflepuffle
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Finished this book today while sat by the sea. With the sun above, wind blowing and waves lapping it seemed very fitting! Reading this was a joy from start to finish. For me it flowed effortlessly and I loved the character development and the lessons weaved into the story. Highly recommend!

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LibrarianJen
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Best Monday email EVER! Perfect way to wake up to what‘s going to be a stressful week. I‘ve been waiting on this book for what seems like forever!

readordierachel 🎉🎉🎉 4d
sprainedbrain Oh this book is so good on audio! 💕 4d
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Sunday funday- my parents are coming over to help me move some furniture then I hope to settle down with this again.

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Heatherfeather
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Reading on a Saturday with the foster kittens...😍🥰🐱🐾😸

Heatherfeather @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks going to be hard to give them up 6d
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dustys_bookshelf
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I‘m a sucker for anything mythology related and I really enjoyed this book 😊

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monalyisha
Circe | Madeline Miller
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WOW. I loved this, as foretold. 🖤

Thematically, it‘s almost like a very adult, very feminist “Tuck Everlasting” — based on Greek Mythology. There‘s a strong investigation of what makes a “life” & a pursuit of the burning question of whether immortality is a gift or a burden. I love stories about witchcraft wherein magic = work. The strongest, heaviest themes are about the violence that can be done to a woman — even if she‘s a powerful goddess.*

monalyisha *What this means in terms of responsibility & blame, when viewed on this grand scale, is SO impactful. 1w
monalyisha Completed during Week 2 of the #bookfitnesschallenge (which makes my current tally 2/4 total books read). 1w
suvata Such a good book 1w
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BarbaraJean You had me at “feminist Tuck Everlasting” 😁 1w
DivineDiana Interesting comparison to “Tuck Everlasting”, a favorite of mine. ❤️ 1w
Jess_Franzino I get to go on a reading retreat with Madeline Miller in the fall! Loved “Circe”, but it‘s not my fave only because I‘m very hardcore Athena/Telemachus (Classical shipping wars 😂). 1w
monalyisha @Jess_Franzino Well, that's awesome. What does this reading retreat entail? (Honestly, my Greek Mythology knowledge is seriously lacking... but I know it's your area of expertise!) 1w
Jess_Franzino @monalyisha It‘s a Homeric & Feminist reading and writing retreat in Greece! The novel/trilogy I‘m working on is told from Athena‘s POV (a lot of Athena/Telemachus in that. Tele plays a bigger role in mine than he did in “Circe” & is v. different), so I‘m meeting with some special scholars in Athens prior to the actual reading retreat. 1w
monalyisha @Jess_Franzino Hot damn! That sounds fantastic! Have fun! 1w
Jess_Franzino @monalyisha Thanks! I‘m soooo excited! 1w
Clare-Dragonfly Wow. This sounds even more amazing than I thought! 1w
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monalyisha
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Spending my lunch break in my car today. Finished book 2/4 for the #bookfitnesschallenge. I have to admit, I‘m kind-of happy that, at the start of this new week, I have the luxury of *not* walking today. It‘s rainy & there‘s a whole week ahead of me, so I‘m sitting this one out.

Official Totals (Week 1):
1/4 Books Read
4/4 Walks

Points:
15 (signup) + 6 (sharing) + 5 (1st post) + 4 (additional posts) + 33 (encouragement) + 3 (checkin) = 66 points

monalyisha @wanderinglynn Technical question: I wrote a review of my first book read & tagged #bookfitnesschallenge, but ultimately...it was just a book review. Does that count as an “additional post”? I thought it would (but can subtract a point if not). 1w
DivineDiana 👏🏻🚶‍♀️👏🏻 1w
wanderinglynn Absolutely counts because this is a book challenge too! 👍🏻 1w
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VanChocStrawberry Great week one! Enjoy your rest day! 1w
baes Nice job! 1w
marleed I love a challenge with options! 1w
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 1w
TheSpineView Great start! 1w
Caterina I loved listening to Circe! Great job getting halfway through your book goal, and meeting your goals for the first week! I'm also enjoying a bit of a rest day. 😊 7d
Clwojick I keep meaning to read this one. 5d
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ErikaReadsEverything
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Circe was perfection. I wanted a novel with an interesting, strong female lead and Circe fit the bill. It‘s classic, romantic, emotional, and powerful. Who knew I could love another woman so much. 💕

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Tex2Flo
Circe | Madeline Miller
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“Girls and boys would sigh over him, but all I saw were the thousand soft places of his body where his life might be ended. The bareness of his neck looked obscene in the firelight.”
#motherslove

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monalyisha
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“They have wrinkles, but no wisdom. I took them to war before they could do any of those things that steady a man...I fear I have robbed them not only of their youth but their age as well.”

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monalyisha
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“In my garden, the green leaves were so new they shone like blades.”

Readergrrl Loved this novel! 1w
Lucy_Anywhere Have you read - it's just as good! 1w
monalyisha @Lucy_Anywhere Not yet! I‘m reading this one for book club this month, but “Song” is on my TBR. 1w
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nycnorma
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I've fallen in love with exactly two book characters in my life: Circe is one of them. I devoured this book from the first page, then forced myself to stop reading all together as I reached the end in a futile attempt to make it last. Was my crying at the end because of the ending...or because it was over???

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yaelccourtney
Circe | Madeline Miller
Mehso-so

It was entertaining and a quick read, the author was clearly knowledgeable of the relevant mythology. However, I wish there had been more character development of some of the major characters.

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Chavelafab
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Second book syndrome? No way. This is at the beginning plot driven but then it settles in a powerful exploration in the psychology of Circe. Reflections on mortality and how stories are told and from whose perspectives. I slowed my reading to make it last longer.

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MrBook
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Today was our monthly meeting of #ThePoconoBookClub! Our conversation went THREE hours instead of the allotted two 😱😁! It helps that we read this book when Avengers Endgame coincidentally just came out 😆. I love my book clubs, such a wonderful group of folks who get together to talk about BOOKS.

My accompaniment this chilly and rainy early afternoon was: a ham-bacon-sausage-cheddar omelette, toast, oj, and tea. And I tried corn nuggets. 🤤

MaleficentBookDragon ♥ corn nuggets? Where do you meet in the Poconos? 3w
MrBook @MaleficentBookDragon Yeah, they look like #TATERTOTS(!!!), but have corn in them and taste exactly like cornbread 🤤. We meet at various places in Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg. 3w
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WriterAtHeart
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Though I found the pace a bit slow at times, I absolutely adored this novel. It helped me make connections in mythology that I hadn't before and I loved hearing the mythology from Circe's perspective. Well researched and thought out, I would recommend this to anyone who loves Greek mythology that centers around Circe's role in it.

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violettemeier
Circe | Madeline Miller
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This is my next read. As a lover of mythology, I'm very excited!

madamereadsalot1 I loved it! If you haven't read The Song of Achilles, read that one too. It was even better! 3w
dariazeoli Really enjoyed this one. Hope you do, too! 3w
kspenmoll I loved it! 3w
readordierachel Enjoy! I liked it a lot. 3w
violettemeier Thanks! So good so far. 3w
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MrBook
Circe | Madeline Miller
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this chilly and drizzly evening: spaghetti with spinach artichoke pesto sauce, garlic bread, and unsweetened iced tea. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads and happy eats. 😎👌🏻

tjwill 😋 3w
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fleeting
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Someone save me from myself, please. Bookstore sale + bookstore hopping = grubby hands getting all I want. At this point, my tbr books will last me until my next 4 reincarnations.

BoleyBooks I feel this so deep in my DNA 🧬 Hugs! 🤗 3w
BarbaraBB 😍 3w
batsy But what a haul! 😆💖 3w
Tonton Great haul😎 1w
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readordierachel
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Lovely, although it didn't move me in the same way that Song of Achilles did. The narrator, Circe, felt more distant somehow. But perhaps that's fitting, as her character is often so distant, literally and figuratively, from those around her.

Having just read the Odyssey, I really enjoyed seeing some of those events through Circe's lens. I liked seeing Odysseus and especially Penelope from that angle. ⬇️

readordierachel
Circe felt much heavier on the mythology (a few times at the expense of more compelling characterization) than Achilles did. Quite a lot happens in this book. But I'm fascinated by Greek mythology, so overall it's a plus. Miller has found a wonderful formula, and I love the way she writes. I hope there are more retellings on the horizon.
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riversong153 Agreed I liked both but did enjoy Song of Achilles more. 3w
readordierachel @riversong153 It's hard not to compare the two. I wonder if I would have been more in love with it if I'd read it first? 3w
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riversong153 @readordierachel me too! I think Song of Achilles was just so powerful that it would‘ve been tough to rise to that level again. But she did a great job! 3w
Toniyesss I totally agree - I LOVED Song of Achilles and it took me a while to get into Circe. I ended up really liking it but not with the same passion as the first 3w
readordierachel @Toniyesss I had the same experience! 3w
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tricours
Circe | Madeline Miller
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I need more of these books. Are there any on the way? (And that narrator! Perfection!)

HeatherBookNerd Her other book SONG OF ACHILLES is great too. 3w
tricours @HeatherBookNerd already read it! 3w
Readergrrl I loved this narrator! Perdita Weeks is also an actress. Currently you can find her as “Higgins” on the Magnum PI remake. I could listen to her for hours!! And I did! Haha! 3w
CharissaWeaksAuthor Try The Lost Queen by Signe Pike :) 3w
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MrBook
Circe | Madeline Miller
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#BookNDinner! Well, actually, BookNBreakfastLunchDinner 🙈. After dealing with over 125 boxes today, I need some fortification 😬.

Accompaniment this cold and deeply overcast evening: pepperoni pizza, chicken parmigiana, baked ziti, and Coke. MMMmmm 😋! Despite exhaustion, happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

CoverToCoverGirl That‘s my kind of fortification! Enjoy! 3w
whatshesreadingnow Good food and a great book! 3w
BooknerdsLife Awww that looks soooo good!!! Best companion for reading too 😋🤗📚📚💖 Loved 3w
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kaysworld1
Circe | Madeline Miller
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@shanaqui you are truly a goddess.
Your box is amazing. Thank you for the instructions of everything truly thoughtful 🙏💖

It is getting 2 posts. #Mythsandlegendsswap
@MeganAnn

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Chrissyreadit
Circe | Madeline Miller
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3. The book choices were perfect! Thank you! #mythsandlegendsswap

MeganAnn Awesome package all around 😍🎉👏🏻✨ 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! I'm happy you guys like everything. This was my favourite swap to shop for to date. 😊 3w
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jacqu1.0
Circe | Madeline Miller
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I caved. Clearly I don‘t have enough books already. Or I have poor impulse control. Who‘s to say? 🤷🏻‍♀️
#bookofthemonth

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InLibrisVeritas
Circe | Madeline Miller
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It's time for a new read #BBBBC! This is one I am incredibly excited to get to!

Schnoebs Graduating this month so I‘ll have my life back and will be definitely joining this time around! Already have my copy of the book 🥰 3w
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cobwebmoth Looking forward to this one! 3w
imyril Oooooh I wonder if I can squeeze this in. I really want to read it (but hooboy deadlines at the moment) 3w
Caroline2 I‘ve already read this one but I‘m looking forward to hear what people think. 👍🏻 3w
Laughterhp I read this one last year! See ya for the next nomination round! 😊 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m going to try to read Achilles and this one, I‘ve heard both are great. 3w
RJHowe It‘s in my TBR pile, time to dive in 3w
eri.reads I've read, but looking forward to the discussion. 😁♥️ 3w
suvata Amazing book 3w
TheSpineView I downloaded the audible book. Thought I might listen and read at the same time. 3w
BookwormAHN I read it last year, but I'm excited for the discussion. 3w
LittleBug Would love to join for this one, but we have a baby due to arrive🥰🥰 not sure how much time I‘ll have to read those first months🥴 3w
Eyelit Yay! 3w
InLibrisVeritas @LittleBug No worries! You can always read it when you do have time later in the year and post your thoughts with the hashtag. I hope you enjoy your time with your little one 😊 3w
InLibrisVeritas @TheSpineView That's what I plan to do! 3w
InLibrisVeritas @Schnoebs Awesome! And congratulations on the pending graduation!! 3w
LittleBug Will do! And Thanks😘 3w
swatreads Yay I'm going to start this soon! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely joining in on this one. I just finished The Song Of Achilles and loved it. This one‘s already on my shelf! 3w
Gezemice I loved this last year. So much I will be re-reading it for the book group! 2w
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llwheeler
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First day of my staycation that I actually got to sleep in. Now time for book and breakfast. Just over 100 pages left in Circe, hoping to finish it today.

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SharonGoforth
Circe | Madeline Miller
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These are the books I‘m hoping to finish and/or dip into during May! 📚📚 #tbr #bookstack #transcendentalistproject #uspresidentsproject #yeatsauthorproject #womensprizeshortlist

merelybookish Ambitious stack! Good luck! 3w
Kloves2read @SharonGoforth Washington A Life is excellent. Cherow did an outstanding job. 3w
SharonGoforth @Kloves2read I‘m almost 200 pages in, and I agree with you. 3w
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wallacereads
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I have a large print version of Circe and really loving the book and the print!

BooknerdsLife Wow that large print looks so nice! I love Circe 😍💖 2w
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suvata
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This was probably the best reading month I‘ve ever had. Every book I read this month I rated 4-stars or 5-stars. Really, I am not usually that generous with my ratings. These were all just excellent books.
#suvataStats #AprilStats

Cinfhen I need a screenshot so I can see every title 😍 4w
suvata @Cinfhen that‘s one thing I do not like about Litsy. There is no ability to expand the pictures. 4w
Cinfhen Yup....but it‘s all good....I enlarged the photo and took notes 😛 4w
suvata @Cinfhen 👍🏻 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome!!! 📖💖 3w
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suvata
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In Greek mythology, Circe is the daughter of Titan god, Helios. This her story as reimagined by Madeline Miller. After reading The Song of Achilles, I thought I would never read a Homer retelling quite as bewitching. I was wrong. Circe was amazing. Madeline Miller is a goddess!

Nicreads I loved this too. After I read this one I read her other book Song of Achilles- I recommend that one too 4w
suvata @Nicreads Yes, they are both so good. 4w
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AnneCecilie
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The shortlist is here. I haven‘t read enough of the books to have an opinion on this list.

I‘ve read the tagged book and I‘m currently reading Milkman. I picked up both The Silence of the Girls and Ordinary People at the library last Saturday, so these are my next reads.

Then I‘ll see what I‘ll do about the last. I‘ve heard nothing but great things about them.

charl08 Good luck with your reading. I have three to go. 4w
AnneCecilie @charl08 Which ones have you read, and what do you think of them? 4w
Redwritinghood I‘ve read all except The Silence of the Girls. I‘m not too impressed by this list, though. 4w
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AnneCecilie @Redwritinghood I haven‘t read enough from the longlist to form an opinion of the shortlist yet, but I loved Normal People, and I‘m curious to find out about the books making it to the shortlist when this didn‘t. 4w
charl08 Well, gutted wasn't short listed. 4w
charl08 Enjoyed My Sister... and thought the Barker or Burns deserve to win. 4w
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nelehelen
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4/5
Really beautiful writing. I haven‘t read anything about Greek mythology since college, maybe? So, this was a real treat for me. Story can feel a little slow in some places, but very well researched and like I said, the writing is exquisite. Highly recommend!

#ReadHarder2019

Daria.Adrianna21 I have been wanting to read this since it came out! 4w
nelehelen @Daria.Adrianna21 same! Glad i finally got to 😊 4w
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Tonton
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jillannjohn Thanks for posting! 4w
akckitty I've only read 1 from this stack. I must get on this soon! ☺️ 3w
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suvata
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Wrapping up the month with this gem.

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lowellette
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"Beneath the smooth, familiar face of things is another that waits to tear the world in two."
-Circe by Madeline Miller Miller gives a master class in foreshadowing.

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Hyggescence
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I‘ve read / listened to some great memoirs so far this year but it had been a minute since I read a really great novel. This was gorgeous. I‘d put off reading it because mythology isn‘t really my thing, but I loved this story of a woman coming into her power.

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nelehelen
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I am loving this book! The writing is beautiful. I can‘t put it down. 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s a great book!! 🖤🧡 4w
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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New Day, New books!

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 4w
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Vinjii
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Circe is next but I also plan to read Gene Wolfe soon.

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Ericalambbrown
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I was finally able to finish this one up at dinner tonight. I‘d intended to have it read before I saw Ms Miller speak two weeks ago but . . . Anyway. . . Fantastic book. If you like mythology you‘ll probably like this book. If you like the idea of mythology but get bogged down trying to read the translations, you may like this as well. I thought it was a really great retelling from a new perspective.

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youneverarrived
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Mehso-so

You know some books you just HAVE to keep reading even though you‘re tired or busy etc...well this was the opposite of that. I don‘t know how many times I fell asleep reading it 🤭

Some parts I enjoyed more than others. I liked Circe as a character & it was interesting to learn a bit about Greek mythology & the setting was portrayed very well but I was a bit underwhelmed, really. Maybe the hype had me expecting too much. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #womensprize

MelissaSue81 I felt the same way. I listened to the audiobook in my car and while I didn‘t fall asleep.. I would find myself with my mind wandering and not paying attention an awful lot. And then I‘d be even more confused about the story. 1mo
Cathythoughts Well done for finishing 👍🏻♥️. I‘m not drawn to this one at all 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
merelybookish I've read both her novels and liked them okay, but there is an excess to her writing that irritates me. 1mo
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batsy @merelybookish Yes! About her writing—I've only read Achilles, but I feel the same. 1mo
Kalalalatja I feel you! 1mo
youneverarrived @MelissaSue81 yeah, it‘s not a book that really hooks you. I think I would have been the same with the audio. 1mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts 😘 I was drawn to it after reading lots of good reviews but I‘ll not be in a rush to read her other book, although it has got me interested in Greek mythology. 1mo
youneverarrived @merelybookish that‘s exactly it! I couldn‘t put my finger on what it was that wasn‘t clicking but you‘re spot on with excess. @batsy 1mo
merelybookish @batsy @youneverarrived Glad I'm not the only one to feel this way! 😃 1mo
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Still my favorite read of 2019 so far!❤️

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Kleonard
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As a long term mythology nerd and professor of Homeric epics, I bow to Madeline Miller and her ability to tell countless tales of mythology through the lens of Circe.

bedandabook An astonishing feat, isn‘t it? I recently read Song of Achilles too and was equally enthralled. I knew nothing about mythology before I started them but she made it seem simple yet entrancing. 1mo
Kleonard @bedandabook I loved Song of Achilles! Those are the two books of hers I‘ve read so far. Now I need to read her others! 1mo
tpixie Love her books! ♥️🥳📚 1mo
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LibrarianJen I‘ve been in a book slump ever since I finished Song of Achilles 2 months ago. I immediately went and reread the Iliad for the thousandth time and I can‘t wait for my Circe hold to come in. I should probably just buy it. 1mo
Kleonard @LibrarianJen —you should! It‘s worth a second reading. 1mo
Kleonard @tpixie—I need to read the ones I have missed! 1mo
tpixie @Kleonard yes! 1mo
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Kalalalatja
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#UnpopularOpinion time - I didn‘t like Song for Achilles at all. And this ended #MoreMehThanYay for me. I was kinda bored most of the way through, and while I liked Circe as a character, the rest of the book didn‘t do much for me. The pacing felt weird, and it felt like Miller was trying to cram to much into the book. Not for me...

#MarchMadnessChallenge

Soubhiville I‘m with you. In fact, I was bored enough to bail. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft It would be a boring world if we all liked the same things! 😄 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Also, even though I loved Circe, I agree that it felt like she did cram a lot into the story. 1mo
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TrishB I‘ve yet to start either of them! I will try eventually. 1mo
saresmoore Well said! 1mo
hlgreenfield That's a shame to hear. I was looking forward to both books! 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl I loved Song of Achilles but I bailed on Circe! 1mo
Cathythoughts I swayed towards popular opinion with Song Of Achilles ( there were some good moments & quotes ) ... but looking back now ... it was ok. I have no interest in Circe ... 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 1mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB @hlgreenfield I know I‘m in the minority, her books just don‘t do it for me 🤷‍♀️ @Soubhiville @CoverToCoverGirl I was reading it for a challenge, which is a good thing since I might have bailed on it otherwise. It got better the further along I got, but never great. @Cathythoughts I thought for a long time, it might have been because I read the Danish translation that I didn‘t like Song of Achilles. But apparantly not 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
Kalalalatja @4thhouseontheleft that‘s true! I love seeing all the different opinions 😄 1mo
yourfavouritemixtape I felt exactly the same and was a bit confused because I heard so much praise around. 1mo
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LauraRenae
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Mehso-so

One of those books that I know I probably should have liked more than I did. Just not my cup of tea. #ATY2019

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saresmoore
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Mehso-so

It took me ages to finish this book! In the end, I really did enjoy it for what it was—a deep, rich character study of a widely depicted mythological figure. It was not a propulsive retelling like The Song of Achilles. I love Miller‘s beautiful writing and I certainly felt transported to the remote island of Aiaia, but mostly I got kinda bored. This is a firm so-so for me. 😆

Kalalalatja I‘m feeling the same way at the moment... 1mo
saresmoore @Kalalalatja I don‘t regret finishing it, but it sure did take me a long time to get through it. 1mo
Cathythoughts I‘m not drawn to it at all ... think I‘ll pass on this one 1mo
Mindyrecycles It was my book club read for April and I really liked it, but I agree it was no Song of Achilles. 4w
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. 👆
2. Relax, read, hopefully get my cat back to eating normally or close to
3. I like egg salad and deviled eggs, so yes if you add stuff to them
4. I write/will write (hopefully) many novels... naming the chars is fine, though subject to change; it's finishing the drafts I need to work on. 😬 most are trunked or backburnered. Currently brainstorming a new project and haven't gotten to names yet.
5. ❤️😊