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I looked back at my Goodreads account and realized I had read a bunch of books in the beginning of last year, but hadn't read anything since July, so I figured I should probably get back on that habit.
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I have her book about Achilles and Patroclus. I enjoyed parts of it a lot but it's weird to read it as a classicist. It's about the forbidden love between them, but like... it wouldn't have been forbidden or rather to the degree it was forbidden it would have been in a much more nuanced and interesting way?
And that would be totally fine except that I picked up the book specifically because her bio listed her as a professor of Classics at Bryn Mawr. So like she knew and had access to a much more interesting take and then declined it but still pitched it as a novel written with scholarly expertise? I realize that I am the only one who will approach the book in this way.
Anyway I most recently read The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. It's pretty fan-servicey for people who like books as a concept, and I'm fine with that. It's a fresh, more challenging take on Neil Gaiman's patented schtick.
Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both. -Mimir