I’ve started (again) going through the Great Books of the Western World’s Ten Year Reading Plan. I’m not going to promise that I read each year’s readings in a single year, or that I limit myself to one year’s readings in a single year. Basically, this is catch as catch can reading.
I had originally posted my quick thoughts on FaceBook as I finished each reading. Then I realized that FaceBook is really limiting. Also, my primary access to FaceBook is a phone, and that’s also limiting. And so, I’m posting here.
This is less of an attempt to talk to the world, and more of an attempt to force myself to actually think about what I’m reading. This is not to say that I don’t want you reading my posts, or that I don’t want you commenting on them. But I didn’t create this blog in order to yell to the world.
If you’re reading this, I hope that you enjoy my writings. But more importantly, I hope you take the opportunity to read some of the classics yourself. You don’t need to spend the money and buy the Great Books of the Western World, although you can. (Check ebay and used book stores. The books aren’t that expensive and readily available.) Most of the readings are in the public domain, and where possible I’ll be including a link to a public domain version of the work. That way you can read most of the works without spending a lot (or any) money. The links to non-public domain works are to pages on Amazon. If you buy through that link, I make a little money. However, the affiliate money to me does not increase the price for you, so there’s no reason not to buy through that link. (I’m getting “paid” in Amazon gift cards, so I’ll probably just buy more books to read for the site.)