NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Thursday, January 29, 2009

Reading Notes


I'm listening to Philip Roth's Indignation on my commute this week, and there is a scene in which the main character is quoting from Bertrand Russell's essay, "Why I Am Not A Christian". It was only a handful of lines, but I have to admit I was intrigued enough to print out the entire essay and will be reading it this weekend for the Essay Reading Challenge. I'll report back when I am finished. That is, assuming I haven't been struck by lightning or anything. :-)

Other than that, there is not a lot to report on the reading front. I'll be finishing How to Think About the Great Ideas and starting Book II of The Faerie Queene. I'm hoping to have enough of a reading stretch to make serious headway into Going After Cacciato. And as if I don't have enough books going and sitting on the desk from the library waiting their turn, I just received three Albert Camus books from Amazon and The Federalist Papers and The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates are scheduled to arrive today. Then there are those cool lit courses sitting there patiently waiting for my undivided attention. I think I need to quit my job. It's really getting in the way. :-)



8 comments:

Jo-Jo said...

I'm with you Lezlie--This job stuff just gets in the way!

Lezlie said...

Jo-Jo ~ Doesn't it though? :-) On a serious note however, in this economy, I should be pleased to have a job to complain about having to go to!

Lezlie

Denea said...

What an interesting blog. And what beautiful pets! I stumbled across your blog and as soon as I saw the name, I fell in love!

Had to tag you for this.

http://techiesdoitinthedark.blogspot.com/2009/01/bookworm-meme.html

Lezlie said...

Denea ~ Hello! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll come back again soon. I'll check out your tag now!

Lezlie

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Okay, you've snagged my attention....I've got to read the Russell essay, too. I swear, Lezlie, you're a bad influence on me. :)

Lezlie said...

Michele ~ We'll have to compare notes. At least this is just a few pages and not a whole book. And it's free! :-)

Lezlie

Carrie K. said...

I'm really interested to read your thoughts on that essay!

Lezlie said...

Carrie ~ I'm planning on reading it tomorrow, so hopefully by tomorrow evening I'll have my post ready to go. For some reason I'm already nervous about it! :-)

Lezlie