Originally Posted by issybird
Re: smut. I remember when this came up a year ago, there was an informal agreement to use The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius as a placeholder for books that dare not speak their names. And if you seem to read and reread the Meditations? Surely it's for the inspiration and consolation they provide.
I recall that discussion like it was yesterday! And I believe a few people actually did place it in their reading lists more than once. :-) Inspiration and consolation? Oh, yes. Certainly.