Monday, February 18, 2008

More books...


My stack is getting higher... just purchased a set of books I've wanted for a few years and have been sort of watching for... Great Books of the Western World. The set I will be receiving was from a friend and fellow home schooling mom in southern Louisiana. It is the older edition and only includes 54 books, as opposed to the current edition (which has 60 books). I'll pull out my old copy of Mortimer Adler's How to Read a Book and try to read more effectively...


Happily, the collection contains many books I've long wished to read and never got to... among them:


Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica

Cervantes' Don Quixote

Jane Austen's Emma

Dickens' Little Dorrit

Darwin's Origen of the Species and The Descent of Man

Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karazamov


plus many others...

3 comments:

Mary Jane said...

Well, the Great Books will certainly keep you out of trouble for a long time.

Just found your blog by checking my stats. And you're going right into my Favorites.

lvschant said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog... look forward to singing with you again this summer. Janet.

Scelata said...

I know you don't have time fro such silliness, but is it too much like sending a chain letter to tag you with a meme?
http://scelata.blogspot.com/2008/02/middle-name-meme.html

(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)