Shelf-Control #2

Shelf Control is a weekly instalment created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. I love the idea of looking at my own bookshelf and getting excited to read what I already own. Here the little introduction from Bookshelf Fantasies:

Instead of always looking ahead to upcoming new releases, I thought I’d start a weekly feature focusing on already released books that I want to read. Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, books that are either on my shelves or on my Kindle!

You can find the original post here.

Title: Sophie’s World

Author: Jostein Gaarder

Published: 1991

Length: 427 pages 

What it’s about(synopsis via Goodreads):

One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: “Who are you?” and “Where does the world come from?” From that irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through those letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while receiving letters addressed to another girl. Who is Hilde? And why does her mail keep turning up? To unravel this riddle, Sophie must use the philosophy she is learning—but the truth turns out to be far more complicated than she could have imagined.

How and when I got it:

I bought it at Fopp because they had a two for £5 offer, so of course I couldn’t resist. 

Why I want to read it:

I was attracted by the fact that it was novel about a Sophie, who sounded very much like me when I was younger. Also, I love philosophy so I knew this would be a good read for me!

3 thoughts on “Shelf-Control #2

  1. This a great read–I read it last year–its a great introduction to Western philosophy and I found it really simply put and well explained, and with a touch of a mystery as well.

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