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Beowulf | Santiago Garca
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AceOnRoam
The Mere Wife: A Novel | Maria Dahvana Headley
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This might be just the book to take me out of my reading slump!

Was going to save it for #ReadHarder2020 but I think I need it more today.

#readingonroam

Centique Lovely to see you back on Litsy! 😍 Where are you roaming to at the moment? 1mo
AceOnRoam @Centique hello!!! We are in the Coomera River on the Gold Coast, we will be in Queensland for the next few months 😀 1mo
BarbaraBB Good to have you here - and reading again. So you‘ve made it to Australia. That was your starting point wasn‘t it? Does that mean you‘re heading home or just passing by? 😘 1mo
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AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB thank you, happy to be back. Although I am Australian, we actually started our voyage in Cape Town, so yes, we are just passing through. We're seeing friends and family and waiting out the cyclone season here before heading north to Indonesia next year. 1mo
BarbaraBB Everyone of your steps sounds incredible. I do envy you! Enjoy 💜 1mo
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB thanks heaps 😘 1mo
LeahBergen There you are! So good to see you popping by here again. 😘😘 1mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen 😘 hello lovely, great to be back with all of these awesome Littens 😍 1mo
CarolynM 👋 Nice to see you. I don't know anything about the book. I hope you enjoy it. 1mo
saresmoore I really enjoyed this book. It wasn‘t at all what I expected! 1mo
AceOnRoam @CarolynM Thanks Carolyn, I'm definitely enjoying it. 1mo
AceOnRoam @saresmoore I went in blind with this one, just knew it was a retelling of sorts, of 1mo
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ClairesReads
The Mere Wife: A Novel | Maria Dahvana Headley
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an exquisitely told, brutal revisioning of Beowulf, set in modern, Stepford-like suburbia. It is a story of mothers and sons, the equal intensity and distance of that bond. Set against the backdrop of an unnamed war, this is a story about the distancing of domestic life from global crisis, and what happens when those two worlds intersect. It‘s a story of the wild and the tamed. Headley asks her reader big questions about the impact of othering.

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The Mere Wife: A Novel | Maria Dahvana Headley
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ClairesReads
The Mere Wife: A Novel | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Yes already can tell I‘m going to love this

readordierachel Oh, I need to read this! 2mo
ClairesReads @readordierachel I‘ve only read a little but it‘s GREAT so far 2mo
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ClairesReads
The Mere Wife: A Novel | Maria Dahvana Headley
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A very loose interpretation of “a book of mythology” #readharder2019

Redheadrambles Ohh yes this is one I wanted to get to but it slipped me by 2mo
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles I‘ve only read a few pages but it‘s amazing so far 2mo
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parasolofdoom
The Mere Wife: A Novel | Maria Dahvana Headley
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My top 5 books of the decade (by genre) -- Literary/Contemporary

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
Grendel | John Gardner
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Mehso-so

I appreciated the use of poetic features from Beowulf, but the philosophical musings were trying too hard.

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2019: a retelling of a classic

LiteraryinLititz I had to read this in AP English Lit about 18 years ago. I don‘t think I liked it at the time. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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Purrsistently
The Boneless Mercies | April Genevieve Tucholke
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Pairs well with spiced ale

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rwmg
Beowulf (Revised) | Seamus Heaney
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Excellently read by Heaney himself