I was thinking that we should go ahead and choose another book. Emily is next alphabetically. And actually if you all have ideas in mind for your selections, why don't we go ahead and lay out the upcoming reads, so if people need to sit out a book, they can go on to the next one when they get a chance.
I'm thinking we should wrap up the Aeneid within the next two weeks--if we even need that long.
I didn't find much that grabbed me in Books IV and V. They did some olympics and burned their boats and set out again yadda yadda.
I was in Texas visiting with Ruedebac and my brother, and we laughed a bit about how after all Aeneas has been through when he arrives in Carthage, and he's so tired, and his friends are all dead, his feasting and story telling still goes on for something like 200 pages. And everything he does is everything that Odysseus did on the way home from the Trojan war as well. Is Virgil just trying to prove that Trojans do it better? (sounds like a condom ad).
Anyway, someone pick a juicy book for our next read.
Opening the road for other runners
2 days ago