What I'm reading now
What is Ancient Philosophy? by Pierre Hadot: a fascinating book that contrasts ancient philosophical traditions with contemporary academic philosophy. Philosophy for Hadot starts as a choice of a particular way of life, and is less dogmatic and more dialectical in the Platonic sense. Philosophy's main aim is thus the search for hapiness. As I have said, learning now oftentimes has more to do with power than with truth. Real learning is not a search for knowledge that is useful for some other aim, but that which rather leads to true hapiness intrinsic in contemplation. Get it here:
La Muerte de Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes: On the rise and fall of a Mexican revolutionary turned plutocrat. Written in a rather Joycean style going in and out of stream of consciousness, especially in the episodes where the protagonist is portrayed on his death bed. An interesting read nonetheless.