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Reading Retrospective

I've been a somewhat bummed with reading lately.  It's been a bit of a drag.  None of it seems to have changed my life  much.  I think it's because of what I've been reading, Moby Dick, etc.  They don't have many female characters.  Only 2 female characters come to mind as memorable.  By memorable I mean a character I could remember without having to flip through the book to recall them.  I don't mean memorable as in having an  historic aura as have Marie Antoinette or Marie Curie.  In order to correct this, I'm thinking of reading some female authors. 

I should throw up some points to preclude any rush to judge me as chauvinistic with white, male writers.  I like thinking the classics are so labeled for a reason and most classics are written by white, male authors.  I do read female authors but for awhile I was a little too influenced by their writing, as if I were married to them and they were  right about things.  Eventually, I came to my senses and realized I thought they were right because I wanted them to be right. 

Also, I'm fairly adamant about not overreacting to diversifying by relegating classics written by white, male authors to the bottom of the shelf.   If I have to diversify to that extent, then I feel the motive isn't one of being more inclusive but, rather, a motive to supplant white, male authors.

I don't expect much change within the next 3 or 4 months.  I'm not sure which female authors I'll chose.  I'm not even sure that a lack of gender diversity is the root of my being bummed.

Anyway, onward and upward with the arts!  Blah, blah, blah.

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