A Jane Eyre Read-Along

Jane Eyre Read-Along, hosted by The Edge of the Precipice.blogspot.com. Begins May 29, 2016

I’m so excited to be joining my first read-along in a couple of weeks! Hamlette, over at The Edge of the Precipice, is hosting a read-along for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre starting on May 29th. I assume it’ll work like this: as we read, we write our […]

Greek Lyrics

Greek Lyrics translated by Richmond Lattimore

Greek Lyrics is book #4 from The Literary Project. Greek Lyrics is a collection of poetic fragments that have survived for over 2 millennia. They are, as the name implies, lyric poems that are meant to be sung or spoken together with a lyre. The […]

The Odyssey

My copy of The Odyssey, laying on my desk, along with a bookmark.

The Odyssey is book #3 from The Literary Project. The Odyssey opens with the following: “Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.” The man, of […]

The Iliad

Left: Cover of the The Iliad book; Right: book open showing my annotations, and my commonplace journal with my notes.

The Iliad is book #2 from The Literary Project. “Iliad” means “a poem about Ilium” (i.e. Troy), and The Iliad is one of the world’s most well-known narrative legends. Most everyone has heard of Troy and of swift-footed Achilles. Although he doesn’t enter battle until […]


"The Epic of Gilgamesh" cover and first page.

Gilgamesh is book #1 from The Literary Project. The Epic of Gilgamesh is a Sumerian poem from ancient Mesopotamia, and considered the world’s first great work of literature. Although the exact date of its first existence is up for debate, we can generally say it’s from […]