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the simple life

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

reading plan - 2006

i'm embarking on a ten year plan to finish the top 100 books of all time, "as determined from a vote by 100 noted writers from 54 countries as released by the Norwegian Book Clubs".

for 2006, i wanted to do Dostoyevsky first, having read so much about him and never actually read him. so i might as well do all the Russians.

What do you know? They are exactly 10 Russian books in the list.


1. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor M Dostoyevsky)
2. The Idiot (Fyodor M Dostoyevsky)
3. The Possessed (Fyodor M Dostoyevsky)
4. The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor M Dostoyevsky)
5. Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol)
6. Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
7. War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
8. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
9. The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories (Leo Tolstoy)
10. Selected Stories (Anton P Chekhov)

Pray for my soul. If i can get through Anna Karenina, War and Peace and Crime and Punishment in one year, i can go through anything.


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