Let’s Talk About Books, Baby

Book cover for Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis. At the top left is a young woman sitting with her knees drawn up, legs engulfed in the flowing dark pink folds of her sleeveless dress, which spill across the ground around her. In the upper right corner is a quote attributed to Bookish, who say "It was beautiful. It was creative. It was amazing." Below that, in text the same color as the dress, is the subtitle, "The Daughters of Zeus, Book One." Under the hem of the dress in white calligraphy is the title "Persephone," and beneath that in pink text is the author's name, Kaitlin Bevis. Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15724908-persephone

So, recently, I have discovered that I have great skills in the art of hair dyeing.

Now, I know that everyone said to not dye or cut your hair during the quarantine, but I have. 12 times in fact. I am sitting on my bed typing this up with a clementine white claw and grey dye in my hair.

Why am I mentioning this? Because I’ve had plenty of 30-40 minute increments in which I have to sit up, with my hair awkwardly piled on top of my head. Most would say that they would watch a movie or catch up on their latest show binge. Not me. I’ve been reading.

I decided that I was going to read a certain amount of books this year in order to keep busy. Well that started a lot earlier because of this whole COVID-19 situation, clearly along with the hair dyeing. I found a comic on WebToons that I was instantly drawn to: Lore Olympus, or the very wonderfully drawn story of Hades and Persephone. This of course became my new obsession, so automatically I found all the YA adaptations of Hades and Persephone and I BINGED THEM ALL.

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Two figures: left is a young woman colored all in pink except for a green and white garland crown, and a pinkish white long-sleeved evening gown. She is holding a delicate garland sprig with a red ribbon bow in her outstretched hand looking endearingly into the eyes of right figure, a man colored all in blue except for his black tux. He is looking back at her, one arm wrapped around her back to support her as they dance. His short white hair with blue tones is combed back. Source.

My favorite series out of all of them was the trilogy by Kaitlin Bevis: Persephone, Daughter of Earth and Sky, and The Iron Queen. It was a modern day adaptation of the love story that I felt truly encapsulated what was important, love and a whole lot of magic. It was brilliant. The flow worked well, the storyline was not too monotonous, and the characters were enjoyable.

So the next time you too are sitting down wearing the foulest-smelling substance on your hair, I say give it a try! 🙂


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We’re a group of graduate students studying English Literature and Language on a mission to discuss literature, provide access to those on the deafness and/or blindness spectrum, and rock mustachios.

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