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WHAT?! How Had I Forgotten This?

Oh Friends.

First, I must tell you that July 12 is Pecan Pie Day. I told you about this a few times in our history together:

In 2018, I posted this celebratory post.

and one from 2012

and a “private” one which means I’m not sure exactly if anyone can see this? LET ME KNOW

OK, [the SECOND] the reason I wanted to post today is because I was triggered by something that happened this weekend. It set me on an exploratory path. Triggered? y..e..a..h… it really is interesting and annoying how many words involve gun-related language, would you agree? I’m stalling, I get it, I really want to make sure you are following along on this ride before I share what I really am giggly-goo to do.

I was checking Litsy over the weekend and someone posted on the book Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny.

click on book cover to go to 2018 review with video…

I read this. That was my thought. Do I recall what it is about? No. No, I didn’t have much if any recollection.

So what do you do if you are a book blogger? You go to your blog and search. (well, sometimes I do go to Goodreads first but that is usually when I want to know WHEN I read something and this was an IF question.)

Sure enough, I did read this. In 2018!

Four

Long

Years

Ago

(still here?)

Let’s get on with this, shall we?

If you were with me in 2018, I offered up some video reviews and recaps.

I – HAD – FORGOTTEN!!!

Huh, looked ’em up, checked my YouTube account, blah blah blah, why not try again? here ya go:

Me, trying to remember what it is I’m supposed to do! or learn what is changed, probably…

Enjoy! ( I amuse myself sometimes. LANDSCAPE VIEW!??!?! OMG – they *DID* change things… SIGH)

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Circe

Thoughts  by Madeline Miller, Hachette Audio 2018, 12 hours 8 minutes

Challenge: Personal
Genre: Mythology
Type/Source: Audiobook / Audible
 Why I read this now: had credits to burn, hot book at the moment

MOTIVATION for READING: I really enjoyed The Song of Achilles (even though I’ve forgotten much of the ‘story’ – oops)

WHAT’s it ABOUT:  Circe is a daughter of Helios, banished to an island due to her use of witchcraft. We hear of her life from her perspective.

WHAT’s GOOD: Everything. Such fun! She lived a long long life and met many of the major players of Greek mythology.

What’s NOT so good: I don’t know… I thought it terrific.

FINAL THOUGHTS: She is presented as such a sympathetic character! She is strong, but she has her doubts. She has her failings; she ponders and regrets. She does the best she can. And when it works out for her, it is because she is true to herself.  I really enjoyed this.

RATING: Five slices of pie. No mention of pie noted.  Audiobook was well done.

Finally, more of me and my fascination/wannabe-bookcasterness:

Really. It is SO ODD to review myself. I like that I am expressive and that I didn’t talk too fast. But is that how I look? How we see ourselves is so different than the image inside our own heads…  How is 9:30 pm “late at night”? ha. I have to be asleep by 10 pm most days anymore…

pierating

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