Book Review: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Publishing)

I’m on a roll! I started this book yesterday and already finished it. Granted, it’s a short book (245 pages) and I have no idea where to begin in this review! Piranesi by Susanna Clarke is really tough to describe it. It’s an adult fantasy that I would classify as magical realism. Piranesi is one…… Continue reading Book Review: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Bookish Playlist: Greek Mythology

This playlist is dedicated to the Greek myths and their retellings–from the Madeline Miller books to the Percy Jackson universe to the fire of Hades himself. The Cult of Dionysus by The Orion ExperienceGreek Tragedy by The Wombats, Oliver NelsonAchilles Come Down by Gangs of YouthAlrighty Aphrodite by Peach PitPompeii by BastillePomegranate Seeds by Julian…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: Greek Mythology

Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury Publishing)

I finished The Song of Achilles today, and have barely been able to stop crying in the hours since. I knew what I was getting into when I started the book but nothing can prepare you for such a heartbreak. A mythology retelling, The Song of Achilles is from Patroclus’ perspective and tells of the…… Continue reading Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury Publishing)

The Stay at Home Book Tag

Princess of Paperback on YouTube created this tag when we were all first in quarantine and lockdown. Even though we all have the vaccine now and things are hopefully calming down, I still hate leaving the house. So, this might always be appropriate for me to do. Laying in Bed: A Book You Read In…… Continue reading The Stay at Home Book Tag

Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury Publishing)

I’m loving seeing all these Greek mythology retellings coming out. I acquired Circe by Madeline Miller, published by Bloomsbury Publishing, last month and have been so excited to read it. When I saw a reading prompt to read a book based off mythology, I knew exactly what to pick. Madeline Miller has taught high school…… Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Book Lists: Mythology Retellings

Retellings are my favorite subgenre, and it seems that lately, mythology has been a really popular topic for books. So without further ado… Oreo by Fran Ross Genre: Humor Average Goodreads Rating: 3.65 This satire explores the relationships between African-Americans and Jews. Oreo is growing up in Philly, half-Jewish, half-Black, with her grandparents. When she…… Continue reading Book Lists: Mythology Retellings