About Me

Welcome to my reading journey through the great books. I am a thirty-something year old husband and father with a quixotic itch for the classics. I make lots of lists. I am not an expert, and this webpage is merely a journal of my efforts to engage with the great books. I also write about old movies, television shows, and other topics of interest. Kindly drop me a line along the way.

-John

Goals achieved: Read the entirety of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, read the entirety of the Bible, read the complete surviving Greek plays (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes), read the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides, read the entirety of Plato’s dialogues and Aristotle’s major works, read all of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, read about every monarch of England, review the original Twilight Zone series, review all the major films from the silent era of cinema.

Future goals: Read all of Shakespeare’s plays, read all the Pulitzer Prize winning novels, read a biography of each President of the United States, begin a deep study of Ancient Rome (using both primary source texts as well as secondary histories), a historical study of the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II, revisit the Greek tragedies, read a history of the Papacy, read the Aubrey-Martin series, read Agatha Christie’s major mysteries, review all of the James Bond novels and movies, take a deep dive into the classics of science fiction, review the Star Trek and Outer Limits series, review all the films that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture…


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“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”
-Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism



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