Sunday, July 31, 2011

MAILBOX MONDAY: The Song of Troy by Colleen McCullough



Mailbox Monday is a meme originated by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. It's now being rotated through different blogs monthly. Bloggers can share info about the new books they've obtained during the week. This month the host is Staci at Life in the Thumb. Come visit and check out links to see what we're reading (or planning to read soon!)

For all my good intentions about not acquiring new books for awhile, I took a weekend jaunt to Half-Price Books on Saturday. My kids dragged me. They were culling their shelves, making room for back-to-school. I came across an old novel by one of my favorite novelists, Colleen McCullough. I don't know how I missed this one, since I've read nearly all her books and this is certainly right up my alley. I had to grab it while I had the chance.

The Song of Troy by Colleen McCullough is (obviously) the story of the Iliad. It's told from multiple viewpoints. Each of the main actors get to tell his/her side of the tale. I love this epic tragedy. I've read multiple versions over the years. I also love McCullough's writing style. So I'm looking forward to seeing her take on this classic love story-adventure.

12 comments:

  1. Hilarious Mailbox Mon picture! So cute!! Very nice find -- enjoy!

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  2. I love that MM picture!!! I haven't read McCullough since the Thorn Birds....sounds interesting!! Thanks for stopping by today at Life in the Thumb!! Enjoy your week of reading!

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  3. This one looks really good too.

    PS Ditto I love the Mailbox kids. I've mentioned it before but gotta love it ;)

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  4. Haven't read any McCullough's books but I've had tose on my wishlist. One of these days...
    Enjoy!

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  5. Oh, I LOVE your mailbox logo! Great shot.

    I can't believe that I've never read McCullough, but her books are on my list.

    Enjoy!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  6. Cute mailbox pic :) I missed this book too! I enjoyed Margaret George's Helen of Troy a few years ago.

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  7. The Song of Troy sounds really interesting- hope you enjoy it!

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  8. Looks good but what is even better is your mailbox picture.

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  9. I hope it exceeds your expectations! Enjoy!

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  10. I haven't heard of that title either. I hope you enjoy it. Those boys are so darn cute!

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