Category: Mythology

Circe by Madeline Miller

Have you ever read a book that left you feeling completely stunned? It happens to me rarely, but when it does, I have this thing where I can’t do anything with my thoughts afterward. I can write about a good book, even a great… Continue Reading “Circe by Madeline Miller”

A Garden, A Maze, A Sematary*

In this second “potpour-reads” post, I share some quick thoughts on three recent reads, all of which were completed in May. The Secret Garden was a title on my Classics Club Challenge list. The Burning Maze is third in the Trials of Apollo series… Continue Reading “A Garden, A Maze, A Sematary*”

2 Samuel 16-1 Kings 9 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Fifteen: 2 Samuel 16 – 1 Kings 9 The end of Second Samuel and the beginning of the Books of Kings is essentially the concluding of the story of David and the introduction of his successor, Solomon. Historically,… Continue Reading “2 Samuel 16-1 Kings 9 #2018BibleRBR”

1 Samuel 21-2 Samuel 15 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Fourteen: 1 Samuel 21 – 2 Samuel 15 The second half of 1 Samuel and the first part of 2 Samuel recounts the decline of Saul’s reign and the establishment of David’s. Much of 1 Samuel is devoted… Continue Reading “1 Samuel 21-2 Samuel 15 #2018BibleRBR”

Ruth 1 – 1 Samuel 20 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Thirteen: Ruth 1 – 1 Samuel 20 Reading Ruth and 1 Samuel together is interesting because, in the first case, we have a book that is almost assuredly made-up some 700-years after the fact by post-exilic writers who… Continue Reading “Ruth 1 – 1 Samuel 20 #2018BibleRBR”

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