Reading broadens the mind… sometimes

It’s quite impressive to be able to say in evening French class that the last book you read was Thucydides’ ‘History of the Peloponnesian War’ (or ‘Histoire du Guerre Peloponnesienne’, to make my best stab at it.) But it’s less impressive to realise that would’ve been my answer if you’d asked six months ago, too. I can’t remember when I last read anything that wasn’t a textbook or a case study.