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Song of Achilles
Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath. They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice."
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sprainedbrain
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5

@charl08 would you like to play? 😃

Post one cover you love each day for 7 days, no explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

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Tamra
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Of course 👍🏾👍🏾. Miller is an amazing writer! She made a love story more than palatable, which for me is a hurdle. 😁

sprainedbrain One of my favorite books. I just loved the narration on the audio! 😍 2w
Tamra @sprainedbrain yes, it was so good you forget you are listening! 2w
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Rieltalk
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Wow - where do I even begin?? The purity of the narrator, the innocence of his friendships, the epic, larger-than-life scenes and exploits on the Ancient Greek canvas...glad to see I wasn‘t the only one crying hot, heavy tears by the end. My favorite book of 2019 so far.

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Tamra
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Only on chapter 5 and the quality of her writing is such I‘ve decided I‘ll follow Miller wherever she goes. 😁

Cathythoughts I guess that‘s a yes then 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Melissa_J I loved this one 🥰 3w
Laughterhp This book is great! 3w
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love this book. 3w
emmaturi Fantastic story! 3w
Scochrane26 I love this book so much. 3w
jillrhudy Yep, whatever she writes, I'm in! 3w
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Wildly_Bookish
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My August reads. My favorites were: The Song of Achilles, Daisy Jones and the Six, It Ends With Us, Winter Garden, Verity, Stepsister, Without Merit, and An American Marriage.

I did not like The Graphic Novel of A Wrinkle in Time.

Second Time Around was just blah.

The Guest Book, I DNF.

And Percy Jackson was good, for an 8 year old.

#augustreads #monthlyreads #mbc

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thevictoriousone
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I‘m fine. My heart is broken, but I‘m fine.

This book was lovely. I‘m not super into the Trojan War as a setting or topic, but this was beautifully told, a personal story of Patroclus and Achilles woven into a legend. I‘m super excited to talk about it at Book Club tomorrow!

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Ok, Miller is definitely going onto my must read author list from now on! Not only did I love the story, she manages to write compelling stories about greek myths, but makes them unputdownable with almost lyrical story telling. She made me look at this old story in a completely new way, and made me want to reread the Iliad again, plus this book made me ugly cry like I haven‘t over a book for years. What more could you ask for?

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you so much for this great gift @Gezemice 4w
AlaMich Have you read Circe? If not, it‘s a fabulous book and it‘s really amazing on audio. 4w
kspenmoll Great review! I loved her book 4w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AlaMich Yes, I actually read Circe first, I agree it was excellent on audiobook! 4w
sprainedbrain Yes! She‘s one of my favorites, and this book is one of my top 5 ever. ❤️ 4w
jillrhudy Exactly. I‘ll read every last word she writes. I‘m all in. 4w
Angitron Agreed! (...and I cried like a baby too) 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love this book! 💖 4w
Gezemice This is such a great book. I knew you would love it! Did you listen? BTW I am re-reading Circe as it is our book club choice. I wanted to read it anyway. I listened first and I want to read now. 3w
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AthenaWins
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Read it again, I said. It will be fun, I said. It won't make you cry again, I said.

😭💔

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thevictoriousone
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I‘m about 2 hours in, and I‘m really enjoying this book so far. I‘m nervous about the ending though, gotta say. I‘m super excited to hopefully make it to CHB book club this month though!!!

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ManyWordsLater
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Ancient Greek wisdom.

“No man is worth more than another, wherever he is from”

Avidreader25 Love this book! 1mo
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BriannaT
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Congrats to @Megabooks for this awesome milestone! Litsy goals right there! Thanks for doing this #25ETSY giveaway, I wish you even more success 😊

Megabooks Thank you so much!! 😊😊 Good luck! 🍀 1mo
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thevictoriousone
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@everlocalwest I‘m going to try!

everlocalwest All the yes!!! 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @everlocalwest Need to get to this one soon! I loved Circe 1mo
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This book had me falling in love with Achilles and Patroclus both. It's an easy read, and although I already knew the tragedy I would be facing, I had hope. Until the very last page. And even then, I still got the happy ending I craved. I have always viewed Achilles in a negative light, but this book showed me a kind, gentle, and honorable side to the hero. Patroclus was just a name, a filler character with no depth, until I read this book. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Underqueen My all time favourite book! 📖❤️ 1mo
Wildly_Bookish I can 100% see why! Have you read Circe by Madeline Miller? 1mo
CBee Madeline Miller is my girl crush 😍😍 1mo
Wildly_Bookish I feel that. 🤣🤣 1mo
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ManyWordsLater
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#currentlyreading in the park with the smaller of my bookworms.

Glad the kid is asleep because I can‘t put this book down!

Eggs Sweet baby 👶🏼 1mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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Finished that last book and started this one. I hope Madeline Miller has kept it as interesting as I found Circe to be.

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Expandingbookshelf
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“I will never leave him. It will be this, always, for as long as he will let me.
If I had had words to speak such a thing, I would have. But there were none that seemed big enough for it, to hold that swelling truth.
As if he had heard me, he reached for my hand. I did not need to look; his fingers were etched into my memory, slender and petal-veined, strong and quick and never wrong.
“Patroclus,” he said. He was always better with words than I.”

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Augustdana
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Alright, so I don‘t have any library books on the go. If I don‘t have a time restriction I‘m pretty bad at being disciplined. 🤞🤞have had this one on my TBR for a while.

sprainedbrain One of my top 5 favorite books ever. ❤️ 2mo
Augustdana @sprainedbrain @MellieAntoinette I‘m about 100 pages in and 🥰🥰🥰 it‘s going better than expected! 2mo
ManyWordsLater Loved this so much. 1mo
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sarahgreatlove
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This was a good read but nowhere near as fun as Circe. I‘m definitely into the myth retelling genre now though! This one is about Achilles and Patroclus and the story of Troy. A different perspective than that which has gone before. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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CBee
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It‘s official, people. I am head over heels in love with Madeline Miller. Song of Achilles was beautiful, unconventional, romantic, bloody, heartbreaking, and full of mythical magic. Saying I loved this book doesn‘t even describe the way I feel. I mean, how do I even read again after this? 😂😂

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jillrhudy
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After Circe, expected to adore it. Adored it. I‘m reading my Litsy stack, so if I‘m leaving only raving reviews, it‘s your fault! Miller makes the Iliad and Greek myths sing and glow and brings familiar characters to arresting life. She brilliantly chooses a less legendary character, Patroclus, for a first-person narrator. He loves Achilles and Achilles loves him. We knew that. But how much? #classics #mythology #trojanwar #readingthestack

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kgriffith
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“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth, when another is gone, do you think?”

ablachly UGH. WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME.

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kgriffith @ablachly you love it and you know it. 😭 2mo
ablachly @kgriffith I take this very personally. 2mo
kgriffith @ablachly probably you‘re right to do so. 2mo
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arlenefinnigan
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This is a great book, so beautifully written. A really gripping read. Fully deserves all the plaudits.

sprainedbrain One of my very favorite books. ❤️ 2mo
rretzler I‘ve had this book for ages and somehow have not gotten around to reading it. One of these days 2mo
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Laughterhp
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1. Tagged my first 5⭐️ read of 2019.
2. Puffy, but I‘ll eat crunchy if that‘s all there is.
3. Sunset
4. Probably book a vacation or put it towards materials for a house project
5. 3rd grade. I loved my teacher. She taught us sign language which I still kind of remember.

#friyayintro

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Moll
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FINALLY finished the first book I've read since finals and it may have taken me 20 years but I really liked it! Unlike anything I've read before and not something I'd usually pick up...but well worth the read💖 Thanks @Emilymdxn !💖💖💖

Emilymdxn SO glad you liked it! 2mo
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xyliafromthewoods
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In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless heavy dusk. Their hands meet and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun. - M. Miller

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚🤗👏🏻 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💗📖💗 2mo
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nordicscarab
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Emotional and gripping, i couldn't put it down!

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rkeo
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This was a beautiful love story between Achilles and the exiled prince, Patroclus; a love story that did an excellent job painting the multi-layered human side of the demi-God Achilles. We see him through Patroclus' eyes for all he was: complicated and flawed, and worthy and capable of the greatest love. Regardless of how many times you've read Homer's original, you'll be pleasantly surprised, and emotionally destroyed, by this rendition.

kaysworld1 This book is sensational x 2mo
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Gdsjenny
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I enjoyed this. I didn‘t think I would get wrapped up in the love story, but I totally did.

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my.books.in.squares
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Starting this one tonight, I've heard good things! 🙂

brandybear22 It‘s really quite lovely 3mo
Scochrane26 I loved this one! 3mo
HippieChickHomeschool One of my favorites! 3mo
sprainedbrain One of my very favorite books ever. 😍 3mo
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AmyG
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Found at our library book sale! 🙌🏻

wanderinglynn Don‘t you love when you randomly find signed copies? ❤️ 3mo
AmyG @wanderinglynn Such joy! 3mo
DivineDiana So nice! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3mo
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Tanisha_A Gooooooooood! 3mo
HardcoverHearts Score!! 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Lucky!! 😍 3mo
UwannaPublishme How cool! 🙌🏻 3mo
Suet624 You are finding amazing things at that sale!!! 2mo
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Laughterhp
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Saw everyone posting their #Top6Reads so far for the year and decided to join in! This was so hard to narrow down to 6!

I guess that‘s a good thing and means I‘ve read a lot of good books this year so far!

Cinfhen Yay!! Glad you posted and shared!! Song of Achilles made my top 5 last year!!! Such a GREAT book!!! 3mo
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Abby2
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Really great read, the writing is magical. The story is filled out and made new. I loved it.

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BiblioLitten
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Eating that is probably not a good idea at 1am but I have had a crappy day, and I can‘t sleep, so...
Also, this book is reminding me of how much I used to love Greek literature. I hope to reread The Iliad someday. #currentread

cobwebmoth I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.❤ 3mo
BiblioLitten @cobwebmoth Thank you. 💕 3mo
JennyM Take care lovely. 😘 3mo
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batsy Hope it does the trick and you have a better day tomorrow ❤️ 3mo
sudi Hope tomorrow is better 😊💕💕💕 3mo
Tanisha_A Hope it gets better soon! ❤️ 3mo
BiblioLitten @JennyM @batsy @sudi @Tanisha_A @readordierachel Thank you my lovely friends. ♥️😘 3mo
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Vulpixen
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I‘ve always been a fan of world mythologies, so I may be biased, but this was so good. I had always been told the story as though Patroclus and Achilles were cousins who loved each other “like brothers”, but this is a much more true and convincing narrative of their relationship. A perfect book for Pride 🌈

lorannen One of my favorites! It's one of those that I wish I could go back and read for the first time all over again. If you haven't picked it up yet, I highly recommend Miller's second novel, Circe. 3mo
Vulpixen @lorannen yes it was great! I do intend to pick up Circe in the near future :) 3mo
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Stacypatrice
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MONDAY GOALS (no pupper but I‘ll make due with all the fur left over from dog sitting Dimples 🐶)📚☕️

#read #rest #recharge #repeat

AmyG Sounds wonderful! 3mo
UnidragonFrag Sounds great! I'm jealous! 3mo
PickingBooks So true! I love people but I also need to recharge on my own. 3mo
DGRachel This was totally me yesterday. Usually Bailey hangs out in the living room during the day, but yesterday she curled up on my bed while I read during the afternoon. ❤️ 3mo
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BooknerdsLife
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This is harder than I thought😅! But think I'm almost caught up now 😌
Here are some #BlueBooks for #30JuneBooks Some of them are my favorites and some are in my #TBR pile in my room. But none of them has an #UglyCover I'm afraid 😅
Do you see any of your favorite book? Or any on your next TBR too?
#Classics #JaneAusten #StephenKing #Shadowhunter #JaneEyre
#booknerd #bibliophile #readinglife #bookwormsproblem

TrishB Lovely pic 😁 3mo
Cathythoughts A lot of beautiful blues you have 💙 3mo
BooknerdsLife @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts Thank you so much 🙌🏼💙🥰 (edited) 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love your layout! Beautiful! 3mo
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Stacypatrice
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“Dimples - be pretty with the new book I‘m starting.”

#attitude #sassypants #dogsoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
TheSpineView 💜🐾 3mo
batsy 😍 3mo
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Eyelit Omg that‘s the cutest! 😂💙 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😄😙💗 3mo
ladym30 So adorable❤️❤️! 3mo
Hufflepuffle Such a cutie!!! 3mo
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 3mo
TheBookKeepers Hahah too cute!! I loved this book!! Enjoy! 3mo
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BriannaT
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After Circe, I had high expectations for this one - they were met! When I read bits of the Iliad for school, I was taught that Patroclus was Achilles‘ cousin and they loved “like brothers.” Even though it‘s fiction, that little change made through prejudice suppresses more than just the characters. This book reminds the reader what the relationship truly was, and it stands as a testament that all love is beautiful.

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4thhouseontheleft
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Wow!! Thank you @ruskigurl16 for an incredible #mysterymessageswap gift! I‘m so excited about the books, and love the postcards from Russia! And holy stickers! You really filled the journal (which is so cute - did you know I 💜 sloths?) with so many things! Thank you for everything!!

gradcat I love that bracelet! ♥️ 3mo
ruskigurl16 I am so glad that you loved everything!! ❤️😍 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @ruskigurl16 I 💜💜 everything!! Since I brought the box with me in vacay, I plan on using the tea immediately! You put together an amazing package and I am so grateful! 3mo
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tpixie @4thhouseontheleft @ruskigurl16 lovely bookish treats!! ♥️🥳📚 3mo
ruskigurl16 @4thhouseontheleft yay!! This makes me really, really happy to hear. I had a fabulous time putting it together. The chocolate is local from PA, BTW. So you got both sides of me and themed on travel, which (as you are on vacation) I thought was appropriate. 😊 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @ruskigurl16 I grew up on Gertrude Hawk chocolates, so it was a pleasant surprise! I‘m originally from PA. 😃 3mo
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Moll
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'Her hair was as sleek as it always was, and her dress as beautiful, but there was something about her that seemed wild, as if an invisible wind whipped around her'.

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Moll
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'Her face was like quicksilver, always racing to something new'.

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Moll
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'Her voice was bright and almost childishly loud, startling after the dullness of the hall. She had a tipped-up nose, and a sharp face, like a fox. She was pretty, and knew it'.

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arlenefinnigan
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#ReadHarder challenge 13: a book of mythology

sprainedbrain One of my very favorite books! 😍 3mo
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Bird
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Just let me catch my breath first.. what a read! #TheSongofAchilles #CelebratePrideMonth #MadelineMiller

sprainedbrain This is one of my all-time favorites! ❤️ 3mo
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Moll
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'“What are you thinking about?“ [...] “Nothing“, I said. It was untrue. I guess it always is'.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 3mo
Moll Thanks!😊 3mo
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Moll
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'To a goddess the few decades of human life were barely even an inconvenience'.

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Moll
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'Her black hair was loose down her back and her skin shone luminous and impossibly pale, as if it drank light from the moon'.

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Moll
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'Gods and mortals never mixed happily in our stories'.

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Moll
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'But is it not a sort of genius to cut always to the heart?'