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Blaire
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After falling way behind during #theodysseybuddyread I finally finished. I really liked this translation. The use of iambic pentameter gave it a rhythm that captures the sense of oral storytelling. She also made beautiful phrasing choices that made this epic come alive. Hadn‘t read it since high school so liked going back to it now.

Abailliekaras Wasn‘t it so great! 1y
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Abailliekaras
The Odyssey | Homer
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#theodysseybuddyread

Looking forward to everyone‘s thoughts on The Odyssey! I loved Emily Wilson‘s translation. I‘m inspired now to read more Greek mythology, the Daniel Mendhelson book about the Odyssey, & another one ‘why homer matters‘. And the Greek islands beckon! 😜🏖 What was your favourite part? Next read?

Caterina I haven‘t actually finished this translation yet, but so far I‘d call it my favorite out of the several I‘ve read. I‘m mostly jumping in to recommend a couple follow up books :) If you‘re interesting in Odysseus as a veteran with PTSD, Dr. Shay‘s book is amazing and highly recommended!! 1y
Caterina If you like Margaret Atwood, she has a short little book from Penelope‘s side of the story that does a lovely job filling out her story: 1y
Abailliekaras @Caterina thank you, they sound wonderful! I‘m ready for full immersion into Odysseus and Penelope. Love Margaret Atwood. Adding to stack! 1y
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Abailliekaras
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Pickpick

Wonderful! Odysseus is on a quest to return home to Ithaca & wife Penelope. He endures the Trojan war, battles w Cyclops, the suitors & more along the way. A story that defines heroism: he was victorious at Troy, but now relies on his wits more than brawn. Gods intervene. A sense of the Greeks‘ attitudes to fate & revenge. Hospitality, loyalty & human capacity for friendship & war. Excellent translation, lively & direct. #theodysseybuddyread

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Abailliekaras
The Odyssey | Homer
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“They refused / to let us stay together and enjoy / our youth until we reached the edge of age / together.”

My #quoteoftheweek for #theodysseybuddyread . 💙

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writerlibrarian
The Odyssey | Homer
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Game 5. Vegas could clinch his ticket to the Stanley Cup final this afternoon.
This is also the time to finish #theodysseybuddyread

@Abailliekaras

writerlibrarian Vegas opens the score. 1-0. Jets tie the game late in the period. Vegas pulls ahead after a mask change on Hellebuyck.2-1. Less than 10m to go. Marc-André Fleury is back to the Stanley Cup Final. Go ? (edited) 2y
Karkar Go Vegas!! 2y
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Godmotherx5
The Odyssey | Homer
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This is a view of our condo complex from January. I‘m glad the snow is gone. If I was stuck at sea like the wild & adventurous men of The Odyssey, I‘d miss the roll top desk my parents gave us. #TheOdysseyBuddyRead @Abailliekaras

Abailliekaras I love it! We don‘t have condos in Australia (or not called as such) and I dream of living in one. Love the snow - or the image of it anyway! And the desk. 😍 2y
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Abailliekaras
The Odyssey | Homer
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#home on this very rainy Friday morning. Perfect working weather (& reading, if only I had the time)! #theodysseybuddyread 🌧

TiredLibrarian This is lovely! Your porch looks like an an inviting reading spot 📚📖😊 2y
Abailliekaras @TiredLibrarian thank you! It is normally, but too cold and rainy today. 😉 2y
Tanisha_A Beautiful porch! 2y
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Weaponxgirl That's a gorgeous porch, I wanna hang out on it 2y
Abailliekaras @Weaponxgirl it is a great reading spot! 2y
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Blaire
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Here is a picture of my #home. The sketch was a wedding gift from a good friend and is one of the most meaningful presents I‘ve ever received. #theodysseybuddyread

tpixie Lovely home! How touching! 2y
AmyG That is so lovely. 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful 2y
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LeahBergen Beautiful ❤️ 2y
Centique What a lovely gift! 2y
Blaire @tpixie @amyg @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @Centique thank you all so much! She is a truly thoughtful and talented friend! 💕💕💕 2y
RowReads1 Nice picture and home 🏡 2y
Abailliekaras That‘s beautiful. What a great gift! 😍 2y
ladym30 Lovely!! 2y
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Abailliekaras
The Odyssey | Homer
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Sorry sorry! I‘m behind. We are in Week 7 and coming home! 🙌🏼

The Odyssey Week 7: p465-525

So this week‘s photo prompt is Home : post a pic of your home (or dream home 😉). What would you miss if you were stuck at sea? 🏡
#theodysseybuddyread

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writerlibrarian
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Knights are ahead and 🌸 is very thankful to his goal posts tonight. ✅ with week 6 of #theodysseybuddyread 👊🏻