She had me at “besotted.”
Being besotted means that not only are you blown away by the beauty, wisdom and even genius of the object of your affection, but you’re also charmed by your “beloved’s” strange quirks and outrageous defects. You know—as in that whole “love is blind” thing.
Another plus: León writes in short sections so you can dip in and out of whatever catches your fancy. Perfect for us attention-challenged moderns. (Oh, look—an email! Wait…was I talking about?)
I highly recommend this book!
Leon, Vicki. How to Mellify a Corpse and Other Human Stories of Ancient Science & Superstition. Walker & Company, 2010. ISBN 9780802717023.