Tuesday, September 8, 2009

So Here is the Story

A Challenge...to myself.

A statement was made to me by my father recently he found a note that I had written to my brother a long time ago and he told me, "This was not written by an average joe, you need to be in school studying English somewhere. You can still do it." And well, it has kind of stuck with me. I have always thought of myself as the scholarly type I think that that world would suit me just fine as my dreams of culinary rockstardom seem to be slipping farther out of my grasps. I find myself lost.

I have decided to go on a journey through the written word to see, if maybe this is the right choice for me. At the end who knows what will happen.

20 Books, all pulled from my bookcases, all pretty well known, mostly classics drawn at random and read in that order. There is a mixture of all sorts. To add to this little project I will also be reading Thomas C. Foster's How To Read Literature Like a Professor. I will blog a "book report' of sorts after every book...just to give myself a task...and I hope to have this all done before December. Why, to give myself a deadline.

So here is the list:

To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolfe
The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum
A Portrait of The Artist As a Young Man - James Joyce
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Emma - Jane Austen
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Nine Stories - J. D. Salinger
Dr. Zhivago - Boris Pasternack
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Siddartha- Herman Hesse
The Heart Is A Lonly Hunter - Carson McCullers
Love In The Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Look Homeward, Angel - Thomas Wolfe
The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeline L'Engle
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
The Razor's Edge - W. Somerset Maugham
Sula - Toni Morrison
The Garden of Eaden - Earnest Hemingway

...well here I go, first To The Lighthouse