The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
For Book Beginnings:
My father was a king and the son of kings.
- p. 1
For Friday 56:
And I? I was shy and silent with all but Achilles; I could scarcely speak to the other boys, let alone a girl. As a comrade of the prince, I suppose I would not have had to speak; a gesture or a look would have been enough.
- p. 56
This is among my favourite reads for the year. I have been meaning to review this but keep getting distracted! I remember I was ahead of the pack in high school because I really enjoyed mythology; something about it just drew me in and ensured my geekiness.
Revisiting mythology through this award-winning book was such a treat! I honestly could. not. put. this. down. I felt like this when I first discovered Philippa Gregory... excited and wanting to read more in the genre! Gods and goddesses but oh-so-human feelings! This is so good!
On another note, isn't it gorgeous outside? Despite the call of the outdoors, my reading and blogging seems to be going strong. I've also got some awesome giveaways happening and to come ... so I do hope you guys all partake! Happy Friday!