I happen to remember this quote from the new Pride and Prejudice movie – “…must improve her mind through excessive reading.” It quite adequately describes my impetus for engaging upon a course of ‘serious study’, another quote by another Austen character.
Here is my book list:
1. Diplomacy – Henry Kissinger
2. Russia’s Empires – Phillip Longworth
3. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – William L. Shirer
4. Basic Economics – Thomas Sowell
5. No Ordinary Time – Doris Goodwin
6. Historical Linguistics – Lyle Campbell
7. The Art of War (again) – Sun Tzu
I positively writhe in anticipation.