mjj (flemmings) wrote,

A tip from daegaer in a locked post sends me to this quote by Martin Luther:
Men have broad and large chests, and small narrow hips, and more understanding than women, who have but small and narrow breasts, and broad hips, to the end they should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children.
See icon. That is all.

And where in all the country-that-eventually-became-Germany were all these narrow-chested small-breasted women and narrow-hipped small-bummed men to be found? Because jeez Louise, that ain't the Germans I know.

What have you just finished reading?
Pat Cadigan, Tea from an Empty Cup, and not impressed.

What are you currently reading?
John M. Ford, The Final Reflection. Star Trek tie-in novel; makes sense so far, which Ford normally doesn't.

Natsume Soseki, Light and Darkness. New translation, in my hands now because of a glitch in the library system that had me believing the book was still on order when it had actually arrived. Thus I left my hold active and was surprised to get the call three days later. Translator uses Henry James as an English equivalent to Soseki's (very odd, by all accounts) Meiji Japanese. This cannot end well.

What will you read next?
If I recover my wits, I do want to finish both the Pratchett and the Gladstone. If not... well, I have another Ford ST novel.
Tags: japanese, reading_14, religion

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