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The Essays by Michel de Montaigne
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Aug 05, 12

Read in August, 2012

I anticipated a philosophy book when I started reading this. I had a real "take my annual medicine" attitude, especially given how old the essays are.

All of these are eminently readable, though, if (pleasantly) meandering. While the subject matter is philosophical, the writing is not intently logical, often choosing instead to meander around anecdotally.

I've got a few quotes written down, but I do have to say this is a book I feel like I should've gotten more out of. Maybe that's the lack of focus in the individual essays talking - I can't say that one idea really drove itself home and stuck with me. Maybe this is something I should revisit at some point in the future, when I can actually reflect on things.

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