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Post-Conference Blues (I miss my friends!)

It was an honor and a pleasure to spend time with so many talented, passionate, funny people at the SCBWI-LA conference, and I'm planning to post some thoughts about the event soon ... but tonight I need to finish the book I borrowed through Inter-Library Loan. Those people don't like their books to be late!

It's an academic book, so it's a little dry ... but still fascinating. Here's a little sampling of the page I'm on:

" ... The most likely of the possibilities is that the hypogaeum was built as an offering to either Kore or Hera in the guise of Nymphe, or Bride. The combination of nuptial and chthonic themes in cult is, after all, characteristic of Magna Graecia and Sicily, most notably in the case of Persephone, who is at once the archetypal bride and the goddess of the dead."


Just a little light reading.


(Chthonic: pertaining to deities underground)


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Aug. 12th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
No, it's good! Makes me feel like a college student again.

And it's not a matter of overdue charges ... they won't let me check out ILL items again if I'm late with stuff.


Aug. 12th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
I m pretty certain that your academic book is really interesting, despite its academic tone.
Aug. 12th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
It's totally fascinating - I'm learning so much. Not sure how much I will ever use, but I'm glad to have read it. It's fun feeling like I'm in college again.

Aug. 12th, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
I'm glad you had such a great time!! :-)
Aug. 12th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
Wish I could have been there with you all! But I will live vicariously through your tales.

Anything that has "chthonic" and "archetypal" in the same sentence rocks.

And CONGRATULATIONS on the starred Booklist review! (Lisa S. spilled the beans over on her blog...) Cannot wait to read FLASH BURNOUT!
Aug. 21st, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
All that learning pays off in one way or the other. Hope by now the book is back safely on the shelf and all that knowledge is tucked away for future use in another great book.

Really enjoyed our visits.

Here's to the next time.
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