Review: The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy
The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“What need is there to weep over parts of life?
The whole of it calls for tears.”

In The Consolations of Philosophy, Alain de Botton simplified philosophy and explained that Continue reading


Review: The Sonnets of William Shakespeare

The Sonnets of William Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Shakespeare’s Sonnets was not my customary type of read, but Continue reading

Review: Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

Status Anxiety
Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Status anxiety is the price we pay for acknowledging that there is a public distinction between a successful and an unsuccessful life.”

An analysis of our concern about our status in society, this book calls attention to how Continue reading