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rwmg
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Mehso-so

The story of Odysseus's homecoming, told alternatively from Odysseus's and Penelope's point of view.

For much of this book I felt it was just a re-telling of the second half of the Odyssey which stuck too close to the original. It was only after Odysseus (disguised as the beggar) and Penelope met and the two tricksters start manoeuvring round each other that I really thought we were getting anything new.

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Tamra
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Pickpick

Loved it! 💜 Penelope gets her revenge and Odysseus gets to remain true to his exaggeratory & vainglorious nature. I won‘t spoil it by revealing how! Ingenious though.

A testament to the rich imagination and humanity of Homeric lit that the stories live on thru retellings that never feel stale.

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Tamra
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She‘s back again this morning......and moves far more quickly than I would have imagined. 🐌

GingerAntics She‘s tiny!!! 1y
bibliobliss 🥰 1y
Cathythoughts She‘s great ! Has she a name ?! 1y
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Tamra @Cathythoughts hmmmmm 🤔 I think Penelope is fitting for my current read. 1y
Cathythoughts Very good 💫😁 1y
Megabooks Love Penelope! 1y
Gissy 😍❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Tamra
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“Idiotic” is right! 😜

Sharpeipup What a cute bookmark! 1y
ladym30 That bookmark is adorable!❤️ 1y
Tamra @Sharpeipup @ladym30 I like it too! 1y
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Tamra
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My class ends today as soon as I click on submit for the final essay! Woot! This book mail arrived at the perfect moment. 😁😁

I have long had The Snow Leopard on my TBR. That will be a dip in & out read.

Cathythoughts Exciting! Enjoy your book mail. Well done with your course work 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😁 1y
Tamra @Cathythoughts thank you! I‘m looking forward to having my life back momentarily. 😅 1y
LauraBrook Congratulations on the finishing and on your new free time! 💖 1y
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Martina20
Ti stavo pensando | Mattia Ollerongis
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Pickpick

Mi piace molto lo stile dell'autore, è quasi come se utilizzasse una sorta di poesia moderna per raccontare una storia. In questo caso racconta la fine di un amore, il rapporto con sé stessi, il rapporto con gli altri. È un libro ben scritto, la narrazione è abbastanza fluida. Sembra parlare al lettore, riuscendo ad esprimere pensieri o emozioni che tutti noi proviamo.

#mattiaollerongis #tistavopensando #italianwriter #quotes

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Kanarthi
Divorce Islamic Style | Amara Lakhous
Pickpick

Quick read, with the two point of view characters serving as windows into discussions about identity, immigration, assimilation, family, and more. Writing style is lively, with many references. Plot is on the weaker side, but the variety of characters makes up for it.

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Kanarthi
Divorce Islamic Style | Amara Lakhous
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In my humble opinion, parents shouldn't be in a hurry to give names to their children haphazardly, they should wait until the child grows up and get an idea of his or her character, physical appearance, and so on. You pay dearly for a wrong, inadequate, improvised name, because it produces complexes. Tell me your name, and I'll tell you who you are and if you've got any psychological problems. Clear?

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Lesliereads
Beyond Babylon | Igiaba Scego
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I think I‘d like to read this in October or November.🍃🍂🍁
Do the seasons ever figure in your decisions about when you may be inclined to read certain books?

DivineDiana Yes, they do! 3y
Lesliereads @DivineDiana you get me🖐🏾😊! 3y
JazzFeathers Wouldn't say so. There are so many other factors deciding what story to read, that the season rarely matters fir me. 3y
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Astroneman
L'Arminuta | Donatella Di Pietrantonio
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Mehso-so
Izai.Amorim Me neither. Reminds me of French movies... 😁 3y
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