Crime and Punishment as summer reading? Who'da thunk it? Actually just as soon as I read the post on TCC I went straight to Wikipedia. After reading the first part of the section (before spoilers) I wound up wanting to read some Tolstoy too. All I need on my TBR list is a couple of thousand page books.
And speaking of spoilers, I usually like to get some background on a book before I read it. I read the intro to "House of Mirth" and lo and behold there's more than I needed to know. So I guess from now on there'll be no more intros read untill the book is read.