July 29, 2009, 21 Comments

A Bibliography for Lifelong Learning Enthusiasts If you want to know more about self-education, your best bet is to start reading. Over the years, I’ve kept a list the best […]

Free Self-Ed eBook: Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar

July 22, 2009, 11 Comments

When James Bach was a young teen, he dropped out of high school to learn on his own. Teachers said that he’d end up pumping gas for a living. But, [ ...

Harvard Classics vs. Great Books of the Western World

June 26, 2009, 19 Comments

There are two book collections designed to give the average reader an in-depth liberal education: the Harvard Classics and the Great Books of the West ...

Great Books in 60 Seconds: The Iliad

June 1, 2009, 3 Comments

“There is nothing alive more agonized than man / of all that breathe and crawl across the earth.” Overview of The Iliad Although little is known a ...

  • The 80/20 Rule of Reading
    May 21, 2009, 5 Comments

    Last month I created a new rule for myself: the 80/20 Rule of Reading. Now, 80% of my reading time is to be spent on books with only 20% left […]

  • Project: Start a Commonplace Book
    May 15, 2009, 11 Comments

    Creating a commonplace book can help you keep track of your educational journey. It’s a place to record favorite quotes from the books you read, ideas you have, and questions […]