Friday, 19 July 2013

Book beginning: Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

Book Beginning is hosted by Rose City Reader . Here, you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

 The book  I am currently reading is Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder.

The first line of the book:

Sophie Amundsen was on her way home from school. 

I don't think that this gives any impression on what the book is about, does it! Sophie's World is about Sophie, a fourteen-year-old schoolgirl who one day gets a letter with puzzling question from an anonymous writer. From that time, the writer of the letter starts sending her letters almost everyday, letters that contain lessons on philosophy and the history of philosophy. 
I'm thoroughly enjoying reading this book. Thoroughly. It is like a lesson on philosophy and the history of philosophy!


  1. Wonderful beginning. I would pick it up!

    Here is my post

  2. I didn't take Philosophy in college, but I really wish I had, especially now that Not-So-Bebe-Girl Autumn is wanting to discuss her philosophy class with me. The premise sounds interesting; I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!