Hard cover copy of Circe on blue marble background

63. Circe by Madeline Miller

Dearest coven, this episode comes on the recommendation of J’s good friend and podcast Patron, Deanna! We dig into the novel Circe by Madeline Miller, which is a retelling of the Greek Circe’s story from being born half-nymph half god… are nymphs also gods?…idk…to her exile on Aiaiya, her love life and lots of other things. Normally we’d say chaos ensues, but there’s not too much in this novel.

Also, this book is a book for adults, although a mature young adult might enjoy it as well.

Content warning for this episode and the book for discussions of sexual assault

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onto the show notes!

  • Recommend if you like…
    • Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
    • Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe (graphic novel and webtoon) 
    • ** at the time of recording this episode, Jessie hadn’t read Lore Olympus, but she has now! check out her Lore Olympus review on our instagram
  • the Greek mythology book that Jessie references is Edith Hamilton’s Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
  •  Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein’s book is The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred 
  • We talk about the importance of oral storytelling and mention several other authors we’ve read for the show, including Sabaa Tahir, SA Chakraborty, and Rebecca Roanhorse. If you want to brows more of our 60+ reviews, go to the episodes page of our website!
  • shoutout to our patron Grey! we mention them in our discussion of weaving, spinning, knitting, fiber arts, etc. Oh, and it’s only a matter of time until kelly gets a loom.

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