I recently purchased what I believe to be the coolest book ever. It is called The Intellectual Devotional by David S. Kidder & Noah D. Oppenheim. This book takes you on a day by day journey into intellectual growth.
Monday is for History, Tuesday is for Literature. Wednesday is devoted to the Visual Arts while Thursday concentrates on Science. The weekend begins with Music on Friday, with Philosophy on Saturday and Religion on Sunday.
Tomorrow, I will learn about Hammurabi's Code of Laws. Tuesday I will learn about Ernest Hemigway. Wednesday will be about the Bust of Nefertit and Thursday will be about Eratosthenes. My weekend will contain lessons on Melody, Socrates and Noah.
One of my favorite professors once said, "The purpose of a liberal arts education is to have the ability to read without footnotes." While this book is hardly an all inclusive encyclopedia, it is a fun way to get a little more "larnin'".
I love this book!