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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

Strangers on a Train
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 60 %
Serpents in Eden (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 20/276 pages
With Child
Laurie R. King
Progress: 1 %
A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
G.J. Meyer
Progress: 52 %

My Canon

My personal canon is: "a body of books, narratives and other texts considered to be the most important and influential to me."


This is going to be an ongoing process of identifying the books that make up my canon. To begin, I've identified four domains that are important in establishing a book as canon:


1. Personal importance: this relates to how books have impacted my reading life. Was it memorable? Is the book strongly associated with some specific time of my life or development as a reader? 


2. Re-readability: Is this a book that I have read multiple times and that I am drawn to? What are the aspects of the book that make me want to re-read it?


3.  Educative: Is this a book that has enriched my life or my perspective? Has it broadened my understanding of other people, circumstances, history?


4. Thematic:  Does this book contain important - to me - themes, especially themes related to feminism, autonomy, oppression, equality and/or womanhood? These are all concepts that have been important to me throughout my life.




Introductory post: establishing Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, The House of Mirth and The Song of the Lark as canon.