About Janine

Hi everyone! My name is Janine, and I’m on a journey to learn.

I tried the traditional college route of learning and it’s not for me. Who wants to pay tens on thousands of dollars for information available for free online? And they’re not even teaching the good stuff! I believe that to be successful in this world, you need to be well-read. I believe that you can build a library of books more valuable than any liberal arts education for a few hundred dollars.

Susan Wise-Bauers’ book, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, has a comprehensive list of books to read for a well-rounded education. It also has several chapters dedicated to teaching you how to learn from these books. My blog will be dedicated to following the process described in her book, and I hope that you will follow along with me.

I not only hope that I become more well-read, but that I improve my writing skills throughout this journey. There’s nothing quite like starting a blog to jump head first into the world of writing!

In my next post, I will be giving a short overview of The Well-Educated Mind, and the methods we will be using to read, write, and think about the books we will be reading.

All the best,

Janine Taylor