May roundup: Juno the meaning of love?

This Juno.

Well, it’s that time of year again – JUNE. The time for weddings. Just ask Juno, Queen of the gods and goddess of marriage. She knows alllll about marriage. Believe me. Hers has been a roller coaster. Marriage on the rocks? She feels yah.

Anyways.

Dare we ask how many weddings are booked on your calendar this year?

If you’ve been crashing too many and haven’t been paying attention to this CIRCO blog, here’s what you’ve missed:

Not this Juno.

News broke that Homer’s Odyssey is being adapted into a legit film by the Hunger Games directer and we’re super excited.

BLA gave some predictions for Jo Walton’s newest book in her Thessaly series.

We made fun of James Patterson.

And, as always, Gabbler Recommended some things and BLA had some thoughts and be sure to check out our Tweets of the Week.

Farewell, May. Don’t forget your pole on your way out.

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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#BLAThoughtOfTheDay: TWO predictions for the number TWO book in the Thessaly Series by Jo Walton

Two book predictions for the number two book in the Thessaly series:

If you haven’t read THE JUST CITY, then don’t read these SPOILERS underlying my predictions for THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS (out June 30, 2015). Disclaimer: I have not received an advanced copy and these are just guesses (but I would gladly check myself before I wreck myself, dear publisher Tor. SEND ME A COPY). Though, I have read the first chapter online for free.

Prediction #1: Athena (AKA Athene) will be redeemed in some way. She kind of came off as an irrational jerk in the last one. Aaaand, she also — shall we say — fudged the data in her “experiment,” which made her seem like a cheater who was more guilty than clever. My guess is Athena will admit to wanting the experiment to fail. Maybe so far as for the purpose of teaching her brother an elaborate lesson. Give Athena some credit, I mean. She’s the motherf*cking goddess of wisdom, man. Only she could have pulled off such an elaborate scam — and get the god Apollo to fall for it. And let’s be honest. Apollo raped someone. IN THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK. Won’t say he wouldn’t deserve it.

Prediction #2: Pytheas/Apollo will sacrifice himself. He is an incarnation, after all. It’s bound to happen. What kind of a god would waste a perfectly good body on old age? (Cough, cough).

So, there you have it. If you’ve read the first book, what are your predictions? If you’ve got your hands on an ARC copy of the second, shut up and give it to me.

[BLA and GB Gabbler (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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