Merry eleventh day of Christmas fellow bookworms!
We are almost done with this little, literary adventure!
On the eleventh day of Christmas my bookshelf gave to me
eleven (times two) piggies,
ten typing fingers,
nine winning pointers,
eight worlds (plus Asgard),
seven billion people,
six little children,
four family foes,
three old friends,
two shrinking twits,
and one big Holy Shit! moment!
For the eleventh day of Christmas I read…
Circe by Madeline Miller*.
I know, I know…eleven (times two) piggies is quite a stretch…
But this book was SO GOOD I had to find a way to include it!
I had read Miller’s The Song of Achilles earlier this year and when this one finally became available at my library, I pounced! Madeline Miller is amazing! I am so bummed that she doesn’t have anymore books…
Please write more!
So, Circe is a brief character in Homer’s The Odyssey, that turns some (read that twenty-two) of Odysseus’ men into pigs and then back into humans after Odysseus convinces her they mean no harm. This book is all about the character of Circe and how she ends up on this island all by herself, turning men into pigs. It starts as a sad tale of a misunderstood girl who just wants to be loved by her parents. It then spirals into a powerful witch being banished by Zeuss to a remote island because the Gods fear witchcraft. Then it turns into a love story between Circe and a visitor on her island, and out of that love a son is born who sets things into motion that nobody wanted to have happen.
Basically, my feelings about this book are that everyone should read it.
Stay tuned for what my book shelf will bring me tomorrow, the twelfth day of Christmas!
Do you like mythology?!
If you don’t, you should, because obviously you’re wrong.
Have you read any Madeline Miller?!
*click on the book cover or titles and it will link you to where you can purchase them! these are affiliate links, so if you make a purchase my blog will make some money and then i can keep on blogging! so that would be awesome!*