well-readHere’s just a quick book recommendation.  Though I don’t own it yet (wish I did), I  borrow it from my mom every time I visit her.  

Susan Wise Bauer, who with her mom wrote The Well-Trained Mind, outlines a vast literary curriculum, and shows the reader how to interpret the material like a scholar.  The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had is basically a manual for homeschooling yourself as an adult.  If you follow most of the book’s guidelines, it can provide you with the equivalent of a master’s degree, minus the diploma.  

I plan on one day actually finishing the book, along with all the reading.  Then I will be at ease around snooty intellectuals and hold my own at stuffy art galleries and cocktail parties.  I do dream big.