I have not read any of these books (other than passages here and there), though I have a copy of each in my library. Given your takes on the dense, repetitive, and disjointed texts, is it possible a) that they were never intended to be read cover to cover and/or b) that they made for easier reading/listening during the centuries in which they were respectively written, revised. and governed societies much more impactfully and broadly than the 21st century? P.S. ring dings are worthy items to be finished in their entireties and you both should be proud of the accomplishment.

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