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Book Club #5 – Sophie’s World

There’s something about philosophy that tugs at a deep part in ourselves. I don’t know what it is, or how it works, but it’s there. Maybe it’s just the fact that when we read or discuss philosophical topics our brain is forced to wake up from its lethargy and work towards finding answers. In February, we read Sophie’s World, by Jostein Gaarder, in our book club. I had read this book many years ago in Spanish, when I was still studying, so when someone recommended it I felt curious to read it again, see how I felt about it. This is not your usual novel, it’s not a simple fictional story in which stuff happens and you are brought through the storyline seamlessly and in an easy manner. In Sophie’s World, there is a book inside a book. Actually, there is a book inside a book inside a book. We start by reading about Sophie, a Norwegian girl in the weeks (days?) before her 15th birthday. She receives a strange message in her mailbox that …