I have a really good reason for not posting for a while--I've started a new blog. I was telling a coworker about how I planned to challenge myself to read 20 classic books that I haven't read from the list of 150 I've mentioned before. The 20 will count toward my usual 52-books-a-year goal. She was interested in joining me (we're starting with A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh and next are reading Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote). Then I mentioned it to other friends and family members, and they were interested in doing the same thing, or something similar. So I decided to create a resource blog to post the classics list, and other recomended reading lists and challenges. My hope is to get others to contribute recomended lists for specific genres, since I have broad but not necessarily deep knowledge of various genres.
The blog is at http://www.literacychallenge.blogspot.com/. Please check it out!