Tuesday, April 30, 2013
OK, apparently everyone and his brother knew about Goodreads except me. My excuse is that I am a recovering Luddite. But I love reading and have found several "clubs" online that are reading the "classics." Besides a few groups on Goodreads, there are The Classics Club, an online group for monitoring your reading list, and A Classic Case of Madness, a group of women reading through the lists in The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer at. I bought this book way back when it first came out and was so excited about it. I started the reading and a notebook, but petered out because I didn't have a reading buddy (which Bauer recommends). I wasn't online, and no one in my life was interested. My reading of late has been very chaotic, so while looking online in search of structure, I found these groups. The WEM group is about halfway through the novel list. I have read a lot of the novels on the list, but it's been a while, and I want to reread some of them. OK, it's the Sheldon (of The Big Bang Theory) in me that can't just jump in the middle, so I am going to start with Don Quixote this week. To see the books I'm reading you can click here or in the right side bar click on "'To Be Read'' under the "Pages" heading.