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BethM
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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I can‘t wait for the discussion for #bbbbc #scififantasybookclub next month. I liked it but am struggling to describe why. It‘s a weird little book that pulls you in but not for obvious action or suspense. I definitely will need the other two but I‘ll wait until after my birthday. (My aunt usually gets me a gift card;) ) book 7/12 for #bfcr2

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making great progress on your book goal! 2w
MusicallyMorgan I‘ve got this on my TBR and can‘t wait to read it! 2w
LauraJ You are going to crush your reading goal! 2w
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Next up for us is Sleeping Giants by Slyvain Neuvel!

Feel free to join in! As always let me know if you would like to be added or removed from the notification list!

#BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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The next set of questions! Sorry for the delay, I had issues with the canva app again and since I was at work I couldn't fight with it.

Hopefully, the questions make sense 😂😅

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m going to start with 6...I loved that part, she built on the stories I knew, and fleshed them all out with more backstories, motivations, etc.... I quite liked how she wove in other myths into Circe‘s life story. And flipped the poor Odysseus story on its head. 3w
Schnoebs I did appreciate the role power played in this and I think it did definitely bring out cruelty in many (ie her brothers are good examples) but I think there were other examples where it cause cruelty in people (Penelope). Honestly, I think the first men who came to her island had the most impact because she kept it secret for so long. And finally, I don‘t have a major Greek background so I‘m not sure on the reimagining but what I want to read them 2w
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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And here are your first set of questions to answer! As always I started with the easiest questions tog et us warmed up and the discussion started. Feel free to elaborate as much or as little as you wish, just mark the spoilers if there are any!

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AmyG I loved this book. I didn‘t know anything about Circe in mythology so I can‘t comment about that. But I loved her as a woman...with a woman‘s needs, wants and feelings. 3w
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AmyG As for the gods...Circe was so much more. To me she seemed half god, half human. 3w
TheSpineView I enjoyed this book immensely. I would love to read more from the author. The author did take some literary license for example the number of children Circe had. I especially loved how she humanized Circe. In this book she was drawn more to humans than what I remember. 3w
TheSpineView The author had Circe grow beyond her godhood. I don't recall that from my study of mythology... but it has been a while since I was in school. Regardless I liked how she developed the character. 3w
Caroline2 I loved the story and Circe but I found the author‘s writing style difficult at times. I don‘t know why, but my mind just kept wandering?? I didn‘t find it as immersive as I thought I would. 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 1 I really enjoyed it, much more than I thought I would. 2. Definitely, she fleshed out a female character that was really just an obstacle for Odysseus, and made a well rounded and complex character. 3. Yes, I think she learned a lot which is why she chose something else by the end. 3w
BethM I‘m with @Caroline2 , I didn‘t love this, and after trying a few times I DNFd. It wasn‘t immersive for me and I think the writing style didn‘t fit. 3w
cherinium @BethM You're not alone. I found this to be quite a slog. I don't remember much about Circe from my studies of mythology, so I can't comment on Miller's take on her. The character just didn't grab me, and the writing style underwhelmed. This was absolutely #notmything #unpopularopinion 3w
BethM @cherinium glad I‘m not alone! 3w
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheSpineView @amyG I have read Circe last year and it absolutely blew me away. I meant to re-read for this but did not get to it... I do recall however that I loved the writing, the lyrical yet hard-edged sentences, Circe coming into her own powers, and finally realizing that gods are assholes - and finding her humanity. Godding in Circe‘s world is being petty and squashing brutally - and you can‘t be happy like that. 3w
Gezemice @AmyG @TheSpineView Circe is a minor character in the Odyssey - Miller inserts her into better known stories of mythology, as well as making her her own character. It gives her an opportunity to throw in most of the Odyssey, much of Troy, Scylla and Charybdis - but also weave a feminist story. Even goddesses were raped. 3w
Schnoebs I enjoyed this and thought it was decent but I‘m happy that I‘m not alone in thinking it couldn‘t keep my attention. It took me twice as long as I normally would for a book this long. I did enjoy Circe as a character and the path she took where she tried to fix her past mistakes and not glorify them like heroes and gods would. I‘m not sure how much she learned from it but she did try to fix it which I liked. 2w
InLibrisVeritas @Schnoebs I had issues with it holding my attention too, even though I loved Circe as a character. I am glad to have read it though. 2w
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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It looks like the Sleeping Giants ebook is on sale for the Kindle right now! Only $1.99

Love it when these sales line up with our picks. #BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

vumblereads OH MY! Thanks for sharing! 4w
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Schnoebs
Circe | Madeline Miller
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My little obsession with Throne of Glass put off starting this but finally picking up the book for #bbbbc and I hope to finish it before the discussion starts later this week! Happy to be back to reading to the book club picks 🥰

#mythology #scififantasybookclub #bookclub #fantasy #mpls #twincities

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner, I have some issues with my phone not loading most of my apps. It finally let me upload this today.

Anyway, our next read is Sleeping Giants by Slyvain Neuvel! #BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

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It's time to vote #BBBBC!! There are some solid nominees again, and it has a really good mix of styles.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/98JMTTG

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I blinded myself to get this picture...on hindsight buyout the shinest cover imaginable wasn't the smartest idea. 😖

How are we doing with this month's book? Anyone loving it? Hating it?

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