Category: 60 in 60

Recalibrating, Resurrecting…60 in 60 Resumes

In a few minutes I’ll post the next installment of the 60 in 60—covering the Penguin Great Ideas series—after a delay of almost a year. The project, looking back at it now, was insane. I was going to read one of 60 small books a day for 60 days and blog about one each day […]

60 in 60: 23 Books in 3 Lines in 1 Post

As the above photo shows, I’ve been preoccupied with shooting down deadlines. The 60 in 60 on the Penguin Great Ideas series should resume next week–who knew I meant 60 books in 60 years–but in the meantime, I’ve been prepping by reading the back covers and first page of each one (cheating? who knows). To […]

60 in 60: To Resume Next Week

Still recovering from jetlag–it’s taking a lot longer than I thought–but determined to complete the 60 in 60. I’ll be resuming next week with #37, Henry David Thoreau’s Where I Lived, and What I Lived For. You’ll just have to trust me when I say I haven’t read any of the remaining books in the […]

60 in 60: #36.5 – VanderMeer Teaching at Clarion South (Non-Penguin Crazy Idea)

(Matt Cheney‘s guns, originally intended to go with my discussion of Thoreau, #37 in the Penguin Great Ideas series.) Nothing would have pleased me more than to continue the 60 in 60 on schedule. However, life and circumstances are trumping dead philosophers. (I’m sure Marcus Aurelius would approve…or more likely be indifferent.) I’ve accepted an […]

60 in 60: #34 – David Hume’s On Suicide (Penguin’s Great Ideas)

This blog post is part of my ongoing “60 Books in 60 Days” encounter with the Penguin Great Ideas series–the Guardian’s book site of the week and mentioned on the Penguin blog. (Their latest post comments on the first 20.) From mid-December to mid-February, I will read one book in the series each night and […]

60 in 60: #33 – Voltaire’s Miracles and Idolatry (Penguin’s Great Ideas)

This blog post is part of my ongoing “60 Books in 60 Days” encounter with the Penguin Great Ideas series–the Guardian’s book site of the week and mentioned on the Penguin blog. (Their latest post comments on the first 20.) From mid-December to mid-February, I will read one book in the series each night and […]