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Book review: The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller *****

Book review: The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller *****

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go…

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April & May 2018: Wrap-up

April & May 2018: Wrap-up

Sooooooo, you might have noticed there wasn’t an April wrap-up. I just didn’t feel like writing one. To be perfectly honest, blogging had lost its appeal and I was trying to get all my words to flow towards the book I’m trying to write. Time to get you up to speed! Here’s a little overview of the books I’ve read in the past two months. Books I read in April and May Circe by Madeline Miller ***** If there was…

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Book Review: Circe – Madeline Miller *****

Book Review: Circe – Madeline Miller *****

But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me. Circe is the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and Perse, a beautiful naiad. Yet from the moment of her birth, she is an outsider in her father’s halls, where the laughter of gossiping gods resounds. Named after a hawk for her yellow eyes and strange voice, she is mocked…

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End of the Year Book TAG

End of the Year Book TAG

Today I wanted to do a TAG post. This is the End of the Year BookTAG, created by Ariel Bissett. Let’s go! Questions: Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? Ready Player One. I read the first chapter and then gave it to my husband to read (because I thought he’d really like it and because I have plenty of other books I wanted to read) I really liked that first chapter, so I…

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Favorite Book Quotes (1)

Favorite Book Quotes (1)

I think it will be a while before I will find another book that’s as beautifully written as this one. There’s so much feeling in the writing. I loved it and I’m sure you’d love it too.

The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller *****

The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller *****

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go…

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