Wednesday, June 14, 2006

"Read the Best Books First"

"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all."
Henry David Thoreau

In May, we had a wonderful visit from old friends and scholars from our days in Princeton, Ivica and Matthias. They encouraged me to read, and gave me some good advice on what to read. So, I have begun to read some of "the best books." My problem is that I tend to read a book, or part of a book, and move on to something else, forgetting what I have read. I am like someone who looks at herself in a mirror, turns away, and forgets what she looked like (James 1). So, I propose to keep a reading journal here on this blog, as a way for me to re-member what I read, digest and assimilate it, and share.