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Psyche and Eros: A Novel | Luna McNamara
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For February my top book was Empire of the Vampire. But it didn't quite beat out Psyche and Eros 💜

The Iliad | Robert Fagles
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#TLT #ThreeListThursday

1. Translations make all the difference. Robert Fagles' translation of THE ILIAD made me appreciate what I hated in high school.
2. THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING: by far my favorite Arthurian story.
3. SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson: to remind me that EVERY story is essentially a hero's journey, and it doesn't have to be “super“ or “epic“. It just has to feel real.
All are welcome to play and tagging as many as I can! 😍

TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!😘💜🏷 16h
Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks for the tag 😄 16h
CBee #3 - I agree wholeheartedly! I‘d have to mention the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and of course the Hobbit - heroes come in all sizes ♥️ 16h
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dabbe @CBee Thank goodness! I had a hard choice between RINGS and OAFK. 💚💙💚 16h
AnnCrystal Thank you for the tag @dabbe ☺️👍. 15h
julieclair Thanks for the tag! I need to step up my hero quest reading game, because the only one I can think of is Harry Potter. But I do have a 3-list Hero Quest TBR: 1. Percy Jackson 2. A Court of Thorns and Roses 3. The Hobbit (hard to believe I have never read this). 14h
iread2much Thanks for the tag 1. The Redemption of Althalus, 2. Silver on the Road, 3. Tailchaser‘s Song. 😊 13h
dabbe @julieclair That's kinda why I ask these questions! I'm always looking for new books--even though I have too many on the TBR as it is. I guess you could call it my book quest! 🤩 Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 12h
dabbe @iread2much I need to read more fantasy! All on the TBR now. Thanks for sharing. The Redemption of Althalus, 12h
julieclair @dabbe I‘m right there on the book quest with you. There is no such thing as too many books on the TBR! 😉📚📚📚📚📚💙 9h
dabbe @julieclair #amensista! 🤩😍😃 6h
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Stone Blind: A Novel | Natalie Haynes
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“They will defend her, if they can,” said Athene quickly. “She is much loved.”
“Why would they love a monster?” asked Perseus.
“Who are you to decide who is worthy of love?” said Hermes….”and who are you to decide who is a monster?”
“She called them monsters” said Perseus, pointing at Athene.
“No, I didn‘t, I called them dangerous creatures…You‘re the one who thinks anything that doesn‘t look like you must be a monster.”

Reggie I told myself I will only read Madeline Miller retellings but then you put this up. Stacked. 1d
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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“He showed me his scars, and in return he let me pretend that I had none.”
― Madeline Miller, Circe

#luckyinlove #intimacy
(Image is Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses by John William Waterhouse pulled from Wikipedia)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This was also my choice! And I forgot to post it 😂 2d
lil1inblue @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great minds! (that sometimes forget) 😉 😅 2d
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Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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I asked an AI image generator to create something that reflected how this book felt to me. This was the most confusing, most somewhat on target, and most perfectly valid response. I will be mailing the book to the next recipient tomorrow!

5feet.of.fury Very interesting visual 😜 4d
charl08 Wow. The mind boggles... 4d
mrsmarch @charl08 Exactly how the book made me feel 🤪 3d
BookmarkTavern Woo! I am eagerly waiting for it! 3d
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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birthday haul! my people know me 🥰

REALMS OF IMAGINATION (companion book to a British Library exhibit)
MYTHOS, HEROES, and TROY by Stephen Fry

julesG 🥳🥳🥳 5d
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Narrated by Perdita Weeks (get it together, Audible: we will never give up human narrators so this method of hiding their names in the hopes we won‘t notice your artificial voices is converting no one)

Circe | Madeline Miller
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Circe is a daughter of Helios who rebels and is banished to an island for eternity. She develops her skills as a witch and also comes into contact with many characters from Greek mythology.

The writing flows well and is easy to read while still conveying the idea that the story is from a different time period. Circe herself is relatable but still has some distinct flaws. The various characters from Greek mythology gave the story more depth. 4.5⭐️

Circe | Madeline Miller
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This sat on my TBR list for awhile and I can‘t believe I waited so long to pick it up. It was beautifully written and I loved all of it. I‘ve never been interested in Greek mythology, but this reimagining of Circe gave her such personality and depth. Book #14 in 2024

CBee Your reviews and drawings are lovely 😊 2w
charl08 😍 2w
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