Beyond the Weekly Post

Updated 7/17/2017

My French Revolution project is complete! The result of this journey is my first book which is available on Amazon: Tackle the Library – The French Revolution.

My next project is Tackle the Library – Plato

Below is a list of the books I am reading between 6/12/17-9/12/17

The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
Freakonomics by Steven Levitt
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Guys and Dolls by Damon Runyon
The Island of Dr. Moreau
by H.G. Wells
Madame Bovary 
by Gustave Flaubert
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
by Pierre Laclos
Zola
by Therese Raquin
The Beggar’s Opera 
by John Gay
The Twelve Caesars 
by Suetonius
Russia Against Napoleon 
by Dominic Lieven
Romanovs: 1613-1918 
by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Victoria: The Queen 
by Julia Baird 
Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich 
by Norman Ohler 
Japan: A Very Short History 
by Goto-Jones
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered 
by Lynne Cheney
Old Path White Clouds
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
Geisha by Dalby

Updated 1/17/2017

I now have 14 books (I needed a couple more because I missed some Enlightenment philosophy that was important) on the French Revolution and I have already completed four. Below is a complete list of the books I am reading for this endeavor.

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The Ancien Regime and the Revolution by De Tocqueville
  • Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser
  • Twelve Who Ruled by R.R. Palmer
  • The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • Interpreting the French Revolution by Francous Furet
  • The Life of Louis XVI by John Hardman
  • Napoleon by Andrew Roberts
  • Citizens by Simon Schama
  • The French Revolutionary Wars by Gregory Fremont-Barnes
  • The New Regime by Isser Woloch
  • Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

Original post 12/12/16

As I continue in my journey to seek wisdom, I find a greater desire to dive deeper into certain subjects that interest me. For this reason I am starting a new venture called Seasons With. During each season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) I will read 12 books on one broad subject and write a short nonfiction memoir about my experience with the subject and my own unique take on the material. It will help me learn more about myself through concurrent introspection and extrospection. I hope that Seasons With will provide a fun and informative read that is not as heavy or dry as a traditional nonfiction book. The first subject to be tackled will be the French Revolution. Starting December 21st I will begin reading 9 nonfiction and 3 fiction books ranging from Marie Antoinette to Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Stay tuned for the chapters which will be released sometime in the spring.

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