I just read your Starting Fresh post as The Purloined Letter, so I'm adding this blog to my reader to wait for when you start up here. I love the idea for this blog!
This looks awesome...
Thank you both so much. It is a pleasure to have you here!
Looking forward to this, although I already miss the entries about your domestic life. I expect I'll follow along somewhat with the reading list, particularly when you select translations I'm unfamiliar with. Speaking of which (and as an erstwhile classicist), what made you decide on the Lombardo translations? Feel free to wait until January to answer, but I hope you discuss that part of your thought process eventually.
How exciting to have a classicist on board! I'd love to hear your thoughts on translations. As far as Homer goes, I've read Fagles's Odyssey and loved it. I've read sections of Fitzgerald--and the sound of his words resonated in my head from when my parents recited bits. And my 11yo son has been reading the Lombardo for an online class and is loving it. So I thought I'd give the new one a try. Have you read it? What do you think?I'll definitely be talking about various translations for some of the works I read--although I want to emphasize that I am not a classicist or literary scholar in any way!
Looking forward to it!
I will be here when you start. As I read all these books, I am really appreciating all the classics so much more than I thought I would.
I'm so excited to stumble across your blog! I've owned a copy of the Lifetime Reading Plan for a very long time. I've read some of the books in it but have never (despite best intentions) read my way systematically through the list. I bought the newest edition of TLRP last year--and was excited that it's been broadened to include masterpieces from all over the world.I spotted your comment on Soulemama's blog and I thought, surely LifetimeReader just means she enjoys reading--so imagine my pleased surprised that you intend to go through the TLRP.I have my copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh already.
Wow! What a great idea! I will do my best to read along with a few of these titles. :)
Just added you to my reader too. Found you through Dead White Guys and immediately clicked over when I saw you were also in DC and also brought your kids to Shakespeare productions. Looking forward to seeing what happens here and possibly reading along here and there if you do not mind.
I've added you to my Reader, and followed you over at Twitter. I don't know how I found you, haha, but I'm so glad I did. I eagerly await your posting! - Sasha
I am so pleased to have you all here! Some of you have blogs I have known about since I started looking at book blogs, and others are exciting new finds. And several of you live near the DC area! We'll all have to get together in real life some time.No need to read everything with me--or anything with me, for that matter. I'm getting more and more excited about the beginning of the project!
Wonderful! I'm looking forward to the start. I have been working many of these books into my reading pile and plan on including many more. Best wishes.
Good Luck with this ambitious and worthy project. I've bookmarked you and plan to check on your progress...-Jay
Boy, you don't think small, do you? I look forward to seeing how this progresses!(And as a fellow Poe freak, I love the avatar.)
Thanks for all the encouragement! I can't wait to get started.Undine--I am thrilled to find your blog. Another fibery Poe addict?! (I used to keep a knitting blog called The Purloined Letter--but very few people got the pun. You can find the link to the archives in the sidebar, but there is not that much actually about Poe there.)
I love this idea, and I look forward to reading your posts in January!
You'll be living out a fantasy of mine! I will try to follow along when I can, and at the very least read your thoughts.
Hi Lifetime Reader! I'm glad to see another classics groupie out there. I've been endeavouring to read the classics this way but the going has been glacial. Perhaps your example will be the kick in the pants I need to pick up the pace. I'm looking forward to what you have to say in 2011!
How cool is this? I am SO there! I'm just starting on Gilgamesh, and it's very short, so I won't be far ahead at all by 2011.Can't wait!!
I am so excited to have you all here! Welcome! While I am enjoying all the contemporary reading I am doing, I'm really looking forward to starting the project in January. I'll post a bit in December about myself and my plans for the project and blog.
Wow! I will be following you in the new year. Looking forward to it.
Can't wait until you begin. :)
Welcome, Vintage Reader and Christina!
Great idea for a blog. I'm not surprised you've had a lot of responses.
Tom: Thanks. I must say I have been shocked! It has been wonderful having this kind of support. I am looking forward to the start of the project so much.