My current library run is nearly exhausted. I've been trying to get through the classics lately, and my library is running out of the famous ones that everyone knows/has heard about. Ooh, also, while we're on the subject, should I read Schopenhauer or Kant first? I've been hearing good things about [i]The Sound and the Fury[/i], but Faulkner is notoriously difficult. Is it the kind of book I can read in addition to other books by the library due date, or does it need my full attention like [i]As I Lay Dying[/i]? Finally, should I read Plato's [i]The Republic[/i] or [i]The Laws[/i] first?