Tag: Tolstoy

My Favorite Character from War and Peace: February’s Classics Challenge

After many months of reading War and Peace, I finally finished it.  Did I enjoy it?  Absolutely, for most of the book.  I loved the way Tolstoy developed his characters.  I had a lot more trouble with the pages and pages of military strategy… Continue Reading “My Favorite Character from War and Peace: February’s Classics Challenge”

It’s Monday; What are You Reading?

“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next. War and Peace, that’s what!  I’m feeling the need to actually finish this book.  Now… Continue Reading “It’s Monday; What are You Reading?”

Review, Part One: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

This is a partial review of War and Peace, since I’ll never be able to cover all of it in a single review.  In fact there’s so much to think about I’m sure I won’t cover most of it. At the moment I’m in… Continue Reading “Review, Part One: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy”

It’s Monday, What are You Reading?

I’m about 20% into War and Peace (not that I’m counting).  I’ve struggled with the recent chapters, which largely take place during battles between the French and the Russians.  What I do enjoy about Tolstoy’s battle scenes is his focus on the chaos of… Continue Reading “It’s Monday, What are You Reading?”

Reading War and Peace: Book One

A few months ago, the Literary Blog Hop asked us about our literary “bucket list”  — what books do you feel you ought to read before you die?  One of my answers to that question was War and Peace by Tolstoy.  And it turned… Continue Reading “Reading War and Peace: Book One”

This weekend’s Literary Blog Hop: Great Works I Haven’t Read

This week’s question over at the Blue Bookcase is “What one work of literature must you read before you die?”  Kind of a grim question, I think, but I’ll take it as “what work of literature do I still need to read at some… Continue Reading “This weekend’s Literary Blog Hop: Great Works I Haven’t Read”

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