Posted by: JulieAloha | November 9, 2017

The Great Admissions Reading Challenge 2: Book 8: Lavinia

Lavinia, by Ursula K. LeGuin, is a story inspired by Virgil’s Aeneid told by the woman with whom Aeneas spent his final years after the fall of Troy. I appreciate the narration being given from a woman’s point of view within a patriarchal society, and effort was made to detail the cultural practices of the various peoples from both a male and female perspective.

Though I am a great fan of LeGuin’s writing, I had never heard of this book before, which is why I love participating in the Reading Challenge – being introduced to materials for the first time and expanding my literary horizons. I think I may need to go back and read the Aeneid again!

Completed 11/9/17, current balance 118.5 points.


  1. You really inspire me to read more. I don’t know how you do it.

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    • I’ve always loved to read, and we’re allowed to count audiobooks-which is good as I have 2-3 hours of drive time every day 😆


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