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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
Karen Russell
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them
Joshua Greene
The Wisdom Of The Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life
Luc Ferry

The Consolation of Philosophy: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)

The Consolation of Philosophy - Boethius, Victor Watts Translation uses old fashioned poetic language, which doesn't make it any smoother to read. The fanciful frame story of Boethius conversing with Lady Philosophy in the prison courtyard was pretty cool, and I appreciated the study break songs between their more serious discussions. The philosophy, itself, seemed to be a cross roads between ancient and Christian, which at times made the arguments convoluted and tedious to follow. Interesting from a cultural and historical perspective, but I just didn't think it was very much fun to read.