March 7th, 2011

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Book #15 -- Epictetus, The Golden Sayings of Epictetus, 74 pages.

I liked Epictetus better than Marcus Aurelius, perhaps because Epictetus was actually lecturing and teaching people, while Aurelius was writing purely for himself. Still not a Stoic though.

Book #16 -- Leonie Swann, Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story, 341 pages.

Ok, now this was just brilliant. A shepherd is murdered and his sheep decide it is only right that they find his murderer. There's something strange going on in the small Irish town of Glennkill, and George's Flock intends to find out what. Along the way, however, they must brave the dangers of the Butcher, God, and an invading flock. Swann does an amazing job of portraying the sheep as *sheep* (albeit frighteningly intelligent ones) rather than humans that look like sheep. Half the fun is in trying to translate an event from the sheep's perspective into a human one in order to put together the clues.

Book #17 -- Lee Bantle, David Inside Out, 184 pages.

A very moving and realistic coming-out story.

Progress toward goals: 66/365 = 18.1%

Books: 17/100 = 17.0%

Pages: 4843/30000 = 16.1%

2011 Book List

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