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Required Reading: Homer’s Odyssey

Required Reading is a series about livening up the high school required reading list with interesting pairings for students of all ages. For another great review of the Odyssey, check out Avid Reader’s Musings post from today!  “Of these adventures, Muse, … Continue reading

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A New Take on a Classic: Song of Achilles and The Iliad

I’ve become annoying about both of the books I’ll be discussing today. Both works, The Songs of Achilles by Madeline Miller and The Iliad by Homer (Fitzgerald’s translation), swung me in such a way that I’m thinking in epic prose. … Continue reading

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Contemplating Food Porn

Let’s consider the opening lines of both of these books. Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones, and Butter: “We threw a party.” Julia Child’s My Life in France: “This is a book about some of the things I have loved most in … Continue reading

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