Today marks one week since we canceled our TV and Internet and we are loving it! I feel like my time has tripled. Evenings feel longer and more relaxed, mornings are no longer rushed, our home is more relaxing and peaceful.
Now for my book challenge. I mentioned my book challenge to Mr. P and you know what his first response was, "That means you have to read War and Peace". He then preceded to name all the intensely long Russian novels we own (that he brought to the marriage) that I have not read. Not only is there War and Peace but there is Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov and something else I can't remember. While I very smartly remembered to exempt Kant from my list I forgot about Mr. P's Russian literature collection.
I will read War and Peace last, it will be my crowning glory to this whole project.
Last night I attempted to make a list of all the books I haven't read but I got bored and stopped at 22. It was the tip of the ice berg. I definitely have more research but I did count 625 book in our house that are not cook books, law books, or other reference books such as sewing, hiking, fishing and what not. Of those 625 a lot are the exempt philosophy. So at this point I'm not sure how many I have ahead of me. Further research is needed. Right now I am reading The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan and up next is a memoir called West With the Night.