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  • DoorMan - Husband and Dad, extremely talented garage door guy
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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Reading Challenge

This is my first time doing a year-long reading challenge. I love, love to read. I have no idea if I'll finish, but it never hurts to try!

My list of categories and books (a work in progress):


  1. Don Quixote
  2. The Three Musketeers
  3. The Divine Comedy
  4. The Canterbury Tales
  5. Middlemarch
  6. A Journal of the Plague Year
  7. Pygmalion
  8. Bleak House
  1. The Woman in White
  2. The Tale of Hawthorn House
  3. The Railway Detective
  4. Murder on the Celtic
  5. The Frost Fair
  6. Miss Seeton Draws the Line
  7. Death of Corinne
  8. Death of a Garage Sale Newbie
Book Club (TBA)
My library has a book club in the spring and fall, usually 5 titles each time. The spring ones will be announced soon, the fall ones not until around August or September. I plan on reading at least eight of them, whatever they are.

  1. Back to Basics
  2. Storey's Basic Country Skills
  3. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
  4. Fast Food Nation
  5. The Self-Sufficient Life
  6. Five Acres and Independence
  7. Root Cellaring
  8. Barnyard in Your Backyard
Biography & Memoir
  1. Christmas Remembered
  2. The Life of James Cardinal Gibbons
  3. The Life of Christ (Sheen)
  4. The Last Days of Socrates
  5. The Journey that Saved Curious George
  6. The King's Good Servant, but God's First
  7. Characters of the Reformation
  8. Witness to Hope
Spiritual & Religion
  1. Introduction to the Bible
  2. St. Therese, a Treasured Love Story
  3. Introduction to the Devout Life
  4. The King, Crucified and Risen
  5. Fatima, the Great Sign
  6. The Wonder of Guadalupe
  7. Saints and Other Powerful Women in the Church
  8. Jesus of Nazareth (Benedict XVI)
  1. How the Irish Saved Civilization
  2. The Old World's Gifts to the New (finished 1/4/08)
  3. Empire State Catholics
  4. Great Heresies
  5. The Histories (Herodotus)
  6. Bible History
  7. The Story of the Church
  8. Iron Fleet: the Great Lakes in World War II
Home Education (Theory, Methods)
  1. Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home (finished 1/7/08)
  2. A Thomas Jefferson Education
  3. We and Our Children
  4. The Trivium
  5. Climbing Parnassus
  6. The Devil Knows Latin
  7. A Charlotte Mason Eduation
  8. For the Children's Sake

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