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“A book to read in one sitting.  When it’s over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days.” -Audrey Niffenegger, Author of The Time Traveler’s Wife

I could not agree with Audrey Niffenegger more.  I happened upon Room by Emma Donoghue by pure chance when I got a new Kindle (yay!) and chose a book at random from the Amazon store to read on it.  I could not put it down and when I was finished I felt as though I understood the world as I never had before after seeing it through the eyes of Jack, the 5-year old narrator of Room.
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For years I have been trying to find a good book about philosophy.  I have always found the ideas behind different philosophers and philosophical concepts to be very interesting and I’ve wanted to learn more.  The trouble is, most books on philosophy are written in such dull language that I couldn’t make it through the first chapter without falling asleep.

Therefore, when Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein’s book “Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar” caught my eye in a bookstore in Washington’s Reagan National Airport I just had to get it.  “Plato and a Platypus”, a New York Times Bestseller, is a book that is all about understanding philosophy through jokes.
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