Cupid’s Call

Duration: 1st February – 28th February
Number of books: 8
Hosted by:My Vampire Book Obsession

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Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars.

February 1st – 28th 2019

Do at least two tasks to complete the challenge

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Earlier in his career, Caravaggio had challenged contemporary sensibilities with his “sexually provocative and anti-intellectual” Victorious Love, also known as Love Conquers All, in which a brazenly naked Cupid tramples on emblems of culture and erudition representing music, architecture, warfare, and scholarship.
♥ Read a book with an artistic cover. – The Drowned Kingdom by Kate Forsyth
♥ Read a book where love conquers all. – Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra

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Cupid carries two kinds of arrows, or darts, one with a sharp golden point, and the other with a blunt tip of lead. A person wounded by the golden arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire, but the one struck by the lead feels aversion and desires only to flee.
♥ Read a book with a weapon on the cover. – The Beast of Blackmoor Bog by Kate Forsyth
♥ Read a book tagged ‘romance’. – Black Spring by Alison Croggon

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In the tale of Cupid the honey thief, the child-god is stung by bees when he steals honey from their hive. He cries and runs to his mother Venus, complaining that so small a creature shouldn’t cause such painful wounds. Venus laughs, and points out the poetic justice: he too is small, and yet delivers the sting of love.
♥ Read a book with a mother in the story. – Sea Fever by Virginia Kantra
♥ Read a book that begins with a letter in VENUS. – The Siren by Kiera Cass

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Cupid sleeping was a symbol of absent or languishing love in Renaissance poetry and art.
♥ Read a book with your book boyfriend (or one of your honourable mentions). – Gene of Isis by Traci Harding (Albray)
♥ Read a book written by an author you love. – Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine


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