I manage a YouTube account, which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRuggedPyrrhus

I am currently reading through the Great Books of the Western World 10 year reading plan.

My posts are organized in the following manner:

Years 1 – 3

1) Summary of the reading selection in bullet points

2) Interesting quotations

3) My thoughts upon the reading selection

Years 4 – 10

1) Brief reflections upon the reading selection

2) Interesting quotations

I manage another blog, which can be found here: orwell1627.wordpress.com

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  1. What a wonderful undertaking! And so disciplined! I too, am constantly reading but I’m afraid not in such order. Just yesterday I was asked by my husband how many books I am reading at the moment…? I honestly couldn’t say. That’s my style though- to bounce around and I enjoy it. But I have to confess to a certain amount of envy at your detailed TEN year plan! WOW! Have you considered looking at the artworks that were inspired by these works? They are everywhere and it would enhance the whole experience. Probably the best way to go would simply be to get a basic art history book. Just consider Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel (he committed a whole ginormaous wall to Judgement day)
    Have a nice day

  2. I´m a little history buff, so I found this blog quite of interest for me. By the way in my humble opinion more people in the U.S should learn the declaration of Independence, and this is a Spanish guy talking but lived in the U.S for half my life so it´s a dear country to me with an incredible history. Love it more than my own countries history.

  3. That soft tree crown and the water – oh – would you have a link to it? so peaceful! Pleasure to visit your blog – a beautiful mix of beauty,art and science, it seems to me

  4. This sounds to me like a delightful and challenging adventure. An unexamined life is impoverished as is an unexamined culture. Will you be examining the cultural and academic bias you bring to these books? I guess that might necessitate extending your programme even further. Nevertheless I will be interested in your selection and in your evaluations too. Have a good journey.

  5. I’m attempting the same plan, but I don’t think I’m going to manage it in only ten years! Best of luck. I look forward to following your progress.

  6. Ambitious, I like that. Is there a book list? I didn’t see one. We’ve read same or similar titles this past year. I was just curious more than anything. I suppose we have that in common also.

      1. I understand you will most likely not see this. But I want to tell you, in the off chance that you log in, that you have inspired me as much as my best professors at the Air Force Academy where I attend school. I have started my own blog where I plan on posting snippets that I find fascinating from whatever I read and now that I can see your reading list I think I have a good idea of what I’ll be reading. Thank you so much for everything and I hope to contribute to “the Great Conversation”

  7. Thanks for all your postings. I am also working my way through the GBWW 10-Year Reading Plan, at this point hoping to complete Year 1 thi summer, 3 years since I started. Better slow than not at all!

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The unexamined life is not worth living.

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