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The Just City
The Just City | Jo Walton
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In a community planned by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, Simmea is one of ten thousand children and a few hundred adult teachers from throughout history who must make their way in a community shared by Sokrates and the human manifestation of Apollo.
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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J is for The Just City...

I really like the clean edged simplicity of this book cover... of a book I received in a now defunct book box...

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shanaqui
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I never finished reading this series, so here I am rereading the first book to prepare myself. I do adore Simmea: I wish I could pursue excellence as ardently as she does. And I love the relationship that grows between her and Pytheas/Apollo. Agape, indeed.

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Erie
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This book was just lovely. I was a bit worried at first that it might be brilliant writing about how wonderful Plato was, as I spent a good deal of my childhood wanting to punch him in the face. In actuality though, this was a fantastic deconstruction of the whole concept of a Just City. I read a review that it was more thought experiment than story, but frankly that's precisely what I liked about it. I can't wait to start the next one.

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Erie
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I've been meaning to get to this book for ages. I enjoyed her Small Change series immensely (in as much as anyone could enjoy that, I suppose. I was heavily invested in it at least), and this one is all about ✨philosophy✨ and how it influences and changes humanity. I'm so excited to rush toward my commute so I can get started!

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AMVP
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#day16 - Spell June with Book Titles

Halfway through another month of #riotgrams . you know what that means: a feverish bout of #catchingup on missed days.

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Laalaleighh
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This is a new one. I have never seen an author quote their own work in an epigraph... should be interesting.

Natasha.C.Barnes What an interesting collection of quotes...you'll have to tell us what bearing they end up having on the book! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I started this on audio and thought "This books is amazing and I'm absolutely going to read it, but if I listen to this narrator another second I'll rip off my ears." 2y
mrsmarch I'm interested to see what you make of it. I had high hopes when I started it. 2y
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Laalaleighh
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Y‘all. I bought this book to read at the beach in 2015 and never got around to it that year. But it‘s next up on my #TBRBingo and I‘m really excited to finally get stuck in. The whole premise of this one is so unique and the philosophy and mythology nerd in me is super excited right now!

batsy Yeah, the concept sounds so good! 2y
WhatDeeReads You‘re doing this right. Knocking down those old TBR titles. 2y
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AMVP
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#anditsaugust #day11 - #startswithj

I have a special attachment to books I bought at the Emory #barnesandnoble , a college bookstore with a selection so broad yet specific that I've seen books there that I've literally never seen anywhere else.

#catchingup

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misshelved
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"I don't know if what we have here is what Plato meant by The Good Life. But it's a good life."

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TaraBlack
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Apollo and Pallas Athene have a go at creating Plato's Republic as a thought experiment. Just the best kind of unlikely fun.

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ChristyM
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This was a surprisingly thoughtful story with just enough fantasy and sci fi elements to add surprise. I loved the concept of Plato's Republic existing outside of time. Don't expect too much action - just enjoy the philosophy and the Greek gods. I'm adding the sequels to my TBR.

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GemintheRough
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"I may not always have this, but I have this now. I am perfectly happy in this moment and I know it."

My new mantra in mindfulness and being more in the moment.

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GemintheRough
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"There's too much glorification of war and not enough glorification of peace, and especially not enough glorification of the importance of the doves." I think this quote fits our society today, especially nowadays.

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GemintheRough
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Interaction between 2 children in this book. Oh the innocence of youth.

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Entrance to the labyrinth at #lastbookstorela

Leniverse Gorgeous! But... the poor spines! 3y
GemintheRough @Leniverse Right? I'm sure all the book lovers cringe when they see this! 3y
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GemintheRough
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" How many wonders can one cavern hold"? #lastbookstorela

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GemintheRough
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Tunnel of books at #thelastbookstore in LA.

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GemintheRough
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My self care for the election aftermath. Going to a bookstore and buying books is always comforting to me. Although I mentioned going straight to reading The Angel's Game,I finally found a copy of Jo Walton's The Just City so I have to read it!

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kirylin
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It took me a month, but I finally finished The Just City. I think I'm only four books behind now. #readinglog #torbookclub

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Kryckett
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I wasn't sure what to expect going in, but I thought it was excellent. Has anyone read The Philosopher Kings and Necessity? Will I be disappointed if I keep going?

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Kryckett
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"I hate those Socratic dialogues where everything gets drawn out at the pace of an excessively logical snail."

I am pretty sure I just had a law school flashback ...

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JPeterson
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A quick breakfast and book before I go out and celebrate a friends birthday! This is my first venture with Jo Walton, and I'm already in love 😍
#SomethingforSept #Day3 #ReadandEat

Eyelit 💚 your mug! 3y
JPeterson @Eyelit Thanks! I have a *slight* obsession with anything octopus. And by that I mean, 3 mugs, pillows, tattoo, random sculptures/knickknacks. 🐙 3y
Eyelit Awesome! 3y
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Cspen113 I love that coffee mug! 3y
Tav Did you read 3y
JPeterson @Tav Not yet, but it is on my TBR! I'm thinking of just buying it, since it will go great with my collection 😊 3y
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bandigiu
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Pallas Athene decides to run an experiment: pick some philosophers and classicists from various times in history, add children and a few robots and let them create a real version of Plato's Republic. What happens? A really awesome book.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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bandigiu
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Yes, it's THE Sokrates. 😁😁

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bandigiu
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Just started, but I'm already loving it. 💜

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Joe1
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Let's go reading!

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Waynegjr
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Great, just great. If you guys haven't given Jo Walton a read yet, do yourself a favor and pick this or Among Others up.

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Waynegjr
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Oh man, this book. Right?