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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!

Two months until the Great Books Reading Project commences

In just two months, 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 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 or to discuss that month’s readings. You can purchase your own copy of the Great Books for a fairly low price at many books 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 in January!

October Great Books Reading Project Reminder

This is another reminder that I am embarking on the 10 year reading plan provided by Mortimer J. Adler in his Great Books of the Western World set of 60 volumes beginning in January 2015. I invite anyone interested in 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 am considering putting together either forum-style (such as in the comments section of blog posts) or perhaps live-via-video (Google Hangouts or similar) discussions once a month or so to discuss that month’s readings. You can purchase your own copy of the Great Books for a fairly low price at many books 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 in January!

September Great Books Reading Project Reminder

This is another reminder that I am embarking on the 10 year reading plan provided by Mortimer J. Adler in his Great Books of the Western World set of 60 volumes beginning in January 2015. I invite anyone interested in 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 am considering putting together either forum-style (such as in the comments section of blog posts) or perhaps live-via-video (Google Hangouts or similar) discussions once a month or so to discuss that month’s readings. You can purchase your own copy of the Great Books for a fairly low price at many books 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 in January!

Great Books Reading Project August Reminder

I will be posting reminders of the upcoming Great Books Reading Project every so often here. For those who do not know, I am embarking on the 10 year reading plan provided by Mortimer J. Adler in his Great Books of the Western World set of 60 volumes beginning in January 2015. I invite anyone interested in 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 am considering putting together either forum-style (such as in the comments section of blog posts) or perhaps live-via-video (Google Hangouts or similar) discussions once a month or so to discuss that month’s readings. You can purchase your own copy of the Great Books for a fairly low price at many books 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 in January!

Great Books Reading Project

Most of this blog’s regular readers are already aware that I am an admirer of Mortimer J. Adler and have a love for the great books. For the past several years I have been considering taking up Adler’s suggested 10-year reading plan for the 60 volume Great Books of the Western World set, but have continually made excuses for myself and why I cannot do it. I have finally decided, however, to jump in. This January (2015) I will begin the 10 year reading plan that takes the reader through a huge bulk of the Great Books of the Western World. It does not include every page of the entire 60 volume set, but it does hit all of the highlights and encompasses more than half of the reading available there.

If any of you are interested in joining me, I am considering putting together either forum-style (such as in the comments section of blog posts) or perhaps live-via-video (Google Hangouts or similar) discussions once a month or so to discuss that month’s readings. You can purchase your own copy of the Great Books for a fairly low price at many books websites, such as Amazon. 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.]

If you would like, you can join for one, two, or all of the books — whatever interests you and whatever level of commitment you are willing to accept. I am looking forward to some great reading and, hopefully, some very good discussions about that reading with the coming of the year!