Scary Monsters, Super Creeps: Autumn Reads

Happy autumnal equinox, my friends! This—this darkening, cooling-off, hunkering-down season—is my favorite time of the year, not least because my favorite holiday is just around the corner. I don't know about y'all but I am very ready to say goodbye to summer this year and move into this season of transitions and spooks and baked... Continue Reading →

MORE Myth Retellings To Read

Tis the escape holiday madness with a book that takes you far outside your own world! We're back with more ratings and reviews of recently published retellings and reimagining of Greek myths (yes, all Greek this time). The reviews are more mixed this time around, including one DNF. *gasp* The Women of Troy: A... Continue Reading →

Teaching with Circe

Wright Barker, 1889. Circe (Wikimedia Commons) *This post originally appeared on* Madeline Miller’s second novel, Circe, was released just under a year ago to well-deserved admiration and praise. Miller’s feminist twist on the myths surrounding Circe “never distorts their original shape; it only illuminates details we hadn’t noticed before,” as one reviewer puts it.... Continue Reading →

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