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Chelsea.Poole
Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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This is why I love reading challenges, though I participate in few. Read for #Booked2022 for #thinkgreek as this is an Antigone retelling. I had to educate myself on Antigone before starting and it very much enhanced my reading experience. This is a heartbreaker and that ending is just wow. I absolutely loved this book and I‘m so grateful to this challenge for giving me the nudge to read it. I‘d call this a bit of a Romeo & Juliet retelling also.

Palimpsest Your cactus is beautiful 3w
CBee One of my favorites! I can‘t wait to read her newest 😊 3w
sarahbarnes Loved this one, too! 3w
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BarbaraBB Oh I loved this one so much! 3w
Cinfhen Yay!! So glad #Booked2022 “pushed” you to try something new 🫶🏼 2w
Megabooks So glad you enjoyed it! 2w
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sprainedbrain
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I‘m using this as my #ThinkGreek mythology retelling for #Booked2022… it‘s not a pure retelling but it definitely includes a whole lot of mythology and gods all together in this (absolutely terrifying) purgatory place. Ghosts, gods, demons, angels, monsters and epic battles—there is a LOT going on here, but it‘s definitely a well-written, fascinating story. I think it was bit longer than it needed to be, but otherwise I loved it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Christyco125
The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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This was a fantastic retelling of the myth of Achilles. I like the way she gave the secondary character Patroclus a voice which made Achilles humanity more present in the story.

#Booked2022 - A MYTHOLOGY RETELLING #ThinkGreek

#Pantone2022 - #HarbourBlue

sarah-bear Agree, it was so good! 3mo
Cinfhen Loved this one ‼️‼️‼️‼️ 2mo
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jenniferw88
Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! I just got the new ARC from the same author 7mo
TrishB Glad you enjoyed 👍🏻 7mo
squirrelbrain 😁👍 7mo
Cathythoughts That‘s great you enjoyed it 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
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BarbaraBB
A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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Although the book for me came nowhere near Circe or Song of Achilles, it was still an amusing read. To consider the Trojan war from the point of view of a chorus of women and goddesses was original and cool! A light pick.

Thanks Cindy for sending me this one. It makes the challenges so much easier 😉🤣😘

#Booked2022 #ThinkGreek #FoodAndLit

CaitlinR Nicely put! 8mo
Catsandbooks Terrific! 8mo
Megabooks Wonderful review! 8mo
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Cinfhen Great photo! Agreed it‘s not in the same league as Miller but still an interesting retelling 💜Glad it helped xx 8mo
BiblioLitten I love this picture! 🌟🌟🌟 8mo
BarbaraBB @BiblioLitten Really? That‘s nice! I liked the old fashioned letterbox and all the Ukrainian stickers on it! 8mo
BiblioLitten Your book has a bit of blue and yellow on it too🌻😊 8mo
BarbaraBB @BiblioLitten You‘re right! I didn‘t even notice 😊 8mo
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Smarkies
Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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Told from the point of view of Ariadne and her sister, Phaedra, this retelling helped to ground some of these stories for me and to give more emphasis to the women in the stories.
Read for #booked2022 #thinkgreek #greece
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Gorgeous edition 😍I really liked this book!! Great choice 10mo
wanderinglynn That‘s a beautiful cover! 😍 10mo
Smarkies @wanderinglynn it is! I have seen other covers for this book and I think this one is the prettiest one. 😍😍 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage My goodness, that cover is exquisite. Glad the inside was equally lovely. (edited) 9mo
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Megabooks
Olympus, Texas | Stacey Swann
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Swann brings the BC to the AD with this retelling of Greek myth. I haven‘t brushed up on my mythology in a long time, but you don‘t need to remember it to enjoy the drama of this extended clan in modern day, small town Texas. This novel proves that some stories are timeless yet still can have new life brought to them. The #audiobook narration is excellent!

Thanks for the rec @Cinfhen and @MallenNC 💜

#ThinkGreek #Booked2022

sherrisilvera I have a signed copy from the indie store that recently went out of business by me after 44 years. Glad to see it's a good one! 10mo
MallenNC I‘m glad you liked it! I‘m not very well versed in myths either but I liked the story. And the mythology added another layer. 10mo
Megabooks @sherrisilvera I‘m sorry that store went out of business, but I hope you enjoy the book. 👍🏻👍🏻 10mo
Megabooks @MallenNC yes! I think I remember the story of Artemis and Orion, but the other main storyline I didn‘t remember as well, but it seemed familiar. 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m glad you liked this one!! I was riveted!! It would make for a great TV adaptation 10mo
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Cinfhen
Olympus, Texas | Stacey Swann
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A #SwoonWorthy debut!!!! I LOVED this loosely mythological based novel about the Briscoe family of Olympus, Texas. Patriarch Peter(Zeus) has three grown children with his wife June (Hedra) & 3 more from 2 other women. When prodigal son March returns to town after a two year absence the fates & furies wreck havoc on this Godlike family. SO MUCH DRAMA!!! Completely captivated. My FAVORITE book so far from @MallenNC #NYWD list 🙌🏻❤️

monalyisha 😍😍😍 10mo
Addison_Reads Great review. I really enjoyed this one too. 10mo
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MallenNC I‘m so glad you liked it! I almost didn‘t read it originally but someone‘s review made me want to, then I loved it. 10mo
alisiakae Sounds intriguing, and I love that cover! 10mo
squirrelbrain Great review, Cindy. It does sound intriguing doesn‘t it @4thhouseontheleft -and ticks a #booked2022 prompt… stacked! 10mo
NovelGirl82 Oh I want to read this!! 10mo
Megabooks I ordered this, but I may go with audio instead. As always, you‘re influencing me dear sis! 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m so GRATEFUL to @MallenNC and @monalyisha because if not for #NYWD I would have missed this fabulous book!!! I think you‘d really like it @squirrelbrain @Megabooks @NovelGirl82 It‘s a quick read but packs a lot!!! I‘m not so up on my #GreekMythology but it‘s easy to feel it‘s influence @4thhouseontheleft 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Addison_Reads such a wonderful surprise of a book!! Amazing especially given it‘s a debut 💗 (edited) 10mo
NovelGirl82 @Cinfhen oh thanks! I picked up the hardcover at B&N yesterday, but I like to go back and forth when I have the audio! 10mo
Cinfhen Normally I do too @NovelGirl82 but in this case I was so absorbed in the story I just kept sitting & reading 💖but $5 is less than a Starbucks 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I already spent a credit on it. 😑 I‘m NOT going to look at the sale (I think) because I really don‘t need to spend more money!! @NovelGirl82 the audio is fantastic! 10mo
Cinfhen Uh oh @Megabooks I just unleashed the beast xxxx🥰🙌🏻 10mo
Cinfhen Share what u bought!!!! @Megabooks !! I saw the email but they were teasers 10mo
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