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!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
When my birthday rolls around, which is in February, Peter always knows just what to get me! Flowers? No. Jewelry? No. Chocolate? No. Books? Close!
He and my mom took advantage of The Teaching Company's huge annual clearance sale, and my awesome early birthday gift was brought yesterday -- four literature courses I've been drooling over for months!! Each individual lecture is 30 minutes long, and here is what is now sitting on my desk:
Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature (36 Lectures)
Classics of American Literature (84 Lectures)
Classics of British Literature (48 Lectures)
Classics of Russian Literature (36 Lectures)
How great is that? I own and/or have listened to a couple dozen of The Teaching Company's courses in literature, history, philosophy and religion, and I just cannot recommend them highly enough. If you have a chance, explore their site and check out everything they have available. Every course goes on sale at least once a year, so if you're patient, you can acquire some fabulous learning experiences at excellent prices! Otherwise, check your local library. They often carry them, also.
I'm off to try to decide which one to start with!
Thanks, Peter and Mom!!