Thursday, October 18, 2007

War and Peace

No, this isn't a review! But you can still click on the cover if you want to buy War and Peace from your local Booksense-affiliated independent bookseller.

The new translation of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is hot off the presses and I just picked up my copy this morning. Okay, that's stage one. Stage two.... Stage three- Profit! Haha just kidding.

Stage Two is reading it. Now, I have a few Big Books hanging around, but I've been hesitating to read them because it means I would have nothing to write about for a while. Like, War and Peace would take me awhile, you know? And I really want to keep this blog going strong.

So I've been looking it over, and this is what I think. Taking a page from Imp Reader (if that's okay!) I'll read it in stages, along with other things, and blog about it as I read it in another blog, tentatively titled A Year of War and Peace. I'll give myself 2008 to get through it, pacing myself- five parts, give-or-take 300 pages each- and I think it will be doable. I'll make an announcement when the second blog goes up and when I start. So for now it's business as usual. But come January 1- Ready, Set, Read!!

1 comment:

Imp Reader said...

Hi, Marie. That is so cool that you're thinking of trying something similar with War & Peace that I'm doing with The Golden Notebook over on Imp Reader. Thanks very much for the mention! I'm so flattered! I know what you mean about War & Peace being kind of daunting. I've been putting it off for awhile myself mainly because of all those Russian names! Plus the page-count. Good luck with the project. I'll definitely be checking back to see how it's coming! K. at Imp Reader