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thepageantham
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Mehso-so

I admire LeGuin's faithfulness to The Aeneid while telling her own story but found myself not caring about the repetitive plotlines of war, the many difficult-to-distinguish regions and characters. At times I found it achingly beautiful, especially anytime Lavinia interacted with Vergil or Aeneas, and the glimpses into Aeneas' deep sense of humility and honor, but I would have loved more of that spirituality, passion, and philosophy throughout.

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thepageantham
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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"Our people...called Aeneas father. 'Will that fence do, Father Aeneas?'...They spoke to Latinus the same way, and young as I was, I was Mother Lavinia, for we use the words not only for our parents but for those who take responsibility for us. Often a soldier calls his captain his father, and rightly, too, if the captain looks after his men as he should."
My first thought: Jake Peralta & Captain Holt would fit right in. #brooklyn99 #lavinia

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EllanaRose
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Pickpick

This is exceptional. I was gifted this, and I was told it was a feminist retelling of a myth I love while hating on the Aenied which I dislike. It is exactly that and so wonderful

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EllanaRose
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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I'm back!
For a long time I had issues with my phone but I'm back! I'm still doing my masters in classical studies, and this is my dissertation year.
I hope everyone has had a good 2019 and I'm excited for a new decade of reading!
This is my first book of the decade and it was very kindly gifted to me.
#ClassicistsOfLitsy

Chrissyreadit Good luck with your dissertation! 1mo
LeahBergen Hello again! 👋🏻 1mo
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EllanaRose @LeahBergen Hello! I've missed this community 1mo
Andrea4 Woo dissertation year!!! Write write write edit edit edit 1mo
EllanaRose @Andrea4 That's the plan! 1mo
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writerlibrarian
Black Ships | Jo Graham
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Such a wonderful, intricate universe, you dive and come up the other side and just want to go again. Love this universe.
#adventrecommends

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Jess_Franzino
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Pickpick

Stunning and poignant. Although it was a shorter book, (just under 300 pages), the characters were extremely in depth and the story was lyrical, powerful, and rich with history. I adored Lavinia as a character, as well as her relationships with Aeneas, her father, & her son. Bonus points for it getting a bit meta with her “poet” & the themes of “Song Culture”, which helped me with the novel I‘m writing.

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MeganAnn
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Check out these 9 mythic retellings from Bustle: https://www.bustle.com/p/9-mythic-retellings-that-will-give-you-a-whole-new-pers...
The tagged book keeps popping up on the most wished for books question in the Myths & Legends Swap form.

Don‘t forget to sign up for the #mythsandlegendsswap. Only seven days left to join in the fun! Sign-up form: https://goo.gl/forms/2R1SApiRylVWvME53

wordzie Super 😎 11mo
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Craftylikefox Oh I have never heard of this one! Now I need to read it! 11mo
hermyknee Thanks for sharing!!! 11mo
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xicanti
Black Ships | Jo Graham
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Presenting the July-December portion of my 2018 Long List, which might get even longer if I'm lucky. 4.5-star reads are in pink, while 5-star books are in purple.

Full disclosure: I read THE LODESTAR OF YS in June, but I got so excited about Ichigo Takano's ORANGE that I left it off the bottom of the relevant list. Gasp!

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Liatrek
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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My Thrift book haul 😊

Eggs ❤️ Zevin 1y
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xicanti
Black Ships | Jo Graham
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October Stats. I thought I'd read less once my Marvel Unlimited subscription ended, but I guess the Readathon and my ongoing reread of A BRIDE'S STORY by Kaoru Mori bulked up my numbers.

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