What Are You Reading Wednesday #WAYRW (3)

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature started on It’s A Reading Thing. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog via the link up. You can grab the image above or create your own, just please make sure you link back to IART as the host for this meme.

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

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1. What’s the name of your current read?

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.

The maids sniggered.  I was crushed.  I had not thought my legs were quite that short, and I certainly hadn’t thought Helen would notice them.  But not much escaped her when it came to assessing the physical graces and defects of others.  That was what got her into trouble with Paris, later – he was so much better looking than Menelaus, who was lumpish and red-haired.  The best that was claimed of Menelaus, once they started putting him into the poems, was that he had a very loud voice.

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

Not even the tiniest bit.  The whole point of the book is to point out all the ways women got screwed in ancient Greece.  But I DO want to live in a world where I have Margaret Atwood’s talent.  She’s an amazing writer.

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