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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

A crater on the planet Mercury is named for author Madeleine L'Engle

An interesting article from the New York Times about sky wandering Mercury, retrograde planetary motion, geocentric visions of the universe, astrological predictions of disruption, and craters named for artists--including author Madeleine L'Engle who the article's author revered as a child, trying to live her life as if everything in A Wrinkle in Time was true.

 

 

Stuck in the Middle | A geocentric model of our universe, from James Ferguson’s 1756 “Astronomy Explained,” highlights its absurdity; the Ptolemaic system required that the planets in our solar system orbit Earth in strange, looping arcs. CreditScience Photo Library

 

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