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Book that I've read more than 3 times:
I've read several books more than 3 times. I reread (or relisten to) the Harry Potter series every year. I've read the Song of Ice and Fire series and Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles several times as well. But I think for this challenge, my book pick will be Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon.
The Mists of Avalon is one of my all time favorite reads. As a teen, it made me really step back and consider what I believed as far as religion and motivated me to research where many of Christianity’s practices originally stemmed from. It was also fascinating to see how different a classic story like the legendary King Arthur and Lancelot could be when told from a feminine perspective. Finally, it began my interest in all things Fey which I continue to enjoy as an adult. Mists of Avalon was definitely a book that changed me and I have reread it several times over the years.
A while back on my blog, I wrote an Acrostic about this book:
The tale has been told
Handed down generations
Entwined in legend
Morgaine LeFay, once thought a witch
Immersed in a religious upheaval
She may be the key to save Avalon
Truth often hides in shades of gray
She may choose to destroy it all
Obeying always the Goddess
Fey magic to guide her
Accepting the burden that
Viviane placed upon her
Arthur offers a love that’s forbidden
Lancelet offers a love unrequited
Often the tale has been told
Never with a woman's voice