Looking for help reading.
When it gets especially difficult reading X, I pick up Y.
La Quête du Graal...Heidi Klum
Les Lettres Persanes...Christine de Pizan
So, "pick up" is maybe not always exactly appropriate...
It's not that I don't like X. In fact, La Quête du Graal is one of my favorites so far on the List, and François Villon fits particularly well with the melancholy November falling in.
Ys* however, have in common (and just now realizing this) is the kind of badass, strong lady figure Heidi, Christine, and Ms. Summers represent. If this Y-recourse pattern continues, maybe some sort of amalgamated literary superheroine will arise. Reading List Succor.
*also Ys, Joanna Newsom's album, which I'll keep in mind for the next time I need help. Which would be somewhat contemporaneous with the Medieval section I'm finishing up.