I've almost completed my preliminary reading list, based on 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. The titles are arranged in the book according to date of publication. Once I hit the 1940s, I noticed that many of the books were once in my possession, some as recently as a month ago. I shouldn't be surprised. These are classics, after all.
It is just another reminder of the circular nature of my life. I've been here before. Trying to turn myself into a well-rounded human being is a task that I have attempted again and again. Each time I would run into a book that I couldn't understand and I would abandon my quest, figuring that my mind wasn't mature enough to make sense of what I was reading. Well, I'm 40 years old now and I think my mind is about as mature as it is going to get :-). Also, I have access to all the minds that inhabit the internet. If I get stuck this time, I'm sure I can count on all of you to help me.