One month till the Great Books Reading Project

One month from today we will be beginning the Great Books Reading Project, following the 10 year reading plan provided by Mortimer J. Adler in his Great Books of the Western World set of 60 volumes. I invite anyone interested in a decade of great reading to join me in the reading and discussion of these books, whether one or all of them.

If any of you are interested in joining me,I have decided to conduct forum-style discussions of each of the works read. I will put up a blog post with my thoughts after I finish each and open up the comments to discussion of that particular work. If a sufficient amount of people are interested, I will also host a live-via-video discussion on Google Hangouts at the end of each month to discuss that month’s readings. You can purchase your own copy of the Great Books for a fairly low price at many websites, such as Amazon. For those who cannot afford to purchase the entire set, I will be posting links to buy individual copies of each as well as PDF versions of those that are out of copyright and available online. I have also adapted Adler’s reading plan to a month-by-month schedule beginning January 2015 and ending December 2024; you can access that here. [Most months, it seems to average out to about 5-10 pages per day.]

I am looking forward to some great reading and some great discussion beginning next month!

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