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Nyssa's Reading Life

I like books. Well-written books, which generally excludes most YA (sorry, everybody). I edit literary fiction in my spare time, and I eat up books with great prose and no pretentiousness. I also love good speculative fiction and frequently read classics.

Currently reading

The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You 1st (first) edition by Pariser, Eli published by Penguin Press HC, The (2011) [Hardcover]
Progress: 131/243 pages

Paternal Tyranny

Paternal Tyranny - Arcangela Tarabotti, Letizia Panizza This is a difficult book to rate because I read it not for edification or enjoyment as much as I did for historical study. Basically, this is the arguments of an enraged nun against involuntary cloistering of women that apparently was taking place in early modern Italy.I won't take time to summarize all her arguments, but by the end of it, I realized that debates like this are kind of pointless on both sides--any time you take a stand for symbolic significance of something, the other side can just as easily flip the symbol around. So yes, there was a lot of deconstruction going on in early modern Italy, and it can get tiresome to read after a while.