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Freespirit
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Each year I try to read a huge classic..a masterpiece! This year it‘s War and Peace, and I‘m only 200 pages in and reading about war which is not usually something I enjoy. But I love Tolstoys writing. I love learning about Russian history. I‘m alternating reading and sewing my latest project❤️
#chunkster #literature #classics #tolstoy

Ruthiella Good luck! 👍 1mo
BarbaraBB Good luck! I read this one and enjoyed it! 1mo
Freespirit Thanks @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB I am enjoying reading it. It‘s just so heavy to hold😊 1mo
CarolynM I enjoyed it when I read it. It‘s long but not hard. I remember really enjoying the the descriptions of the battle tactics. (edited) 1mo
Freespirit It‘s amazing how he makes war so interesting @CarolynM 1mo
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Freespirit
Resurrection | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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Pickpick

Resurrection is Tolstoys final novel. It‘s a glimpse of Russian life…a dark and dreary look at the legal system, incarceration, the divide between rich and poor. This explains for me why the Russian revolution happened!!
I loved it..his writing will be with me for a while!
Something light…Piorot and some short stories by AMS!
And my son‘s beautiful wedding to his soul mate last weekend..and me dancing with mine 🤣
#tolstoy #literature

LeahBergen Gorgeous photos! 9mo
Suet624 Sweet photos 9mo
Rissreads Awwwwww ♥️ 7mo
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ju.ca.no
Auferstehung | Lev N. Tolstoj
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Life could be worse😇 I‘m currently on vacation in Budapest, chilling in the sun in a park and reading a bit on my Kindle App. Can highly recommend this way to spend your sunday🤩

I‘m also positively surprised by my current Read- I‘m gaining a lot of interesting insights in Tolstoi‘s mind and thoughts about society from this read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds awesome!! 📚 🌞 14mo
Tamra Nothing better than relaxing on vacation. 😊 14mo
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RosePressedPages
Tolstoy: A Russian Life | Rosamund Bartlett
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I decided to make this a pick because of the sheer volume of research Bartlett put into this book. It‘s kind of mind blowing and super impressive. I recently bought a gorgeous edition of War and Peace, but I thought I should learn about Tolstoy‘s life before I dived in. That was a mistake…the more I read about him, the more I found myself disliking him. While I understand the profound impact he had on Russian culture and language ⬇️

RosePressedPages He was such an awful, narcissistic, selfish, and egotistical person. His treatment of his family and wife made my blood boil. He seemed to think whatever ideas or phases he was pursuing trumped his family in every way. I couldn‘t find a single review on Goodreads where anyone felt the same way. Everyone seemed to find his genius writing skills as an excuse for his poor character. While his eventual philosophies with serfdom, christianity ⬇️ (edited) 1y
RosePressedPages and private property were admirable, he was firmly a misogynist. I just can‘t overlook his flaws and I think it might take me a while to decide to pick up War and Peace now. 1y
Deblovestoread War and Peace is one of my all time favorite books but I wonder if I would feel the same if I had known more about the author. He sounds like a complete Ass. 1y
RosePressedPages @Deblovestoread I should‘ve just read the book and remained completely oblivious…he makes me so angry but it sucks cause he‘s so important to Russian history at the same time 1y
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MissLucyIrene
War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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Last minute joining the #whiskyandperseverance read along of War and Peace. Hopefully, I‘ll be caught up by the end of the week.

I‘ve always wanted to read this Russian classic, and a chapter a day is the perfect way. Plus I have a whiskey cast, so it‘s almost the law I join in!

#whiskeyandperseverance #whiskyandperseverance #Tolstoy #leotolstoy #russianliterature #russianliteratureclassic #warandpeace2023 #warandpeace

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BarbaraBB
Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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#AlphabetGame Letter A
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Your favorite book beginning with A

Thanks for the tag @MrsMalaprop and @jenniferw88 🤍

It‘s hard to narrow it down to just one favorite book but in the end I decided that I can‘t ignore this classic which opened my eyes to a whole new world: that of the Russian novels.

Tagging my fellow #CampLitsy friends @Megabooks and @squirrelbrain

MrsMalaprop I adored this book. ❤️🙏 2y
batsy A great pick 🙌🏾 2y
Megabooks Great choice! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 2y
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Leftcoastzen
Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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#AlphabetGame thanks for the tag @vivastory
I know,some don‘t like to read chunksters but if you do, there is a lot to be found here.I read it recently,Tolstoy had a great insight into the human condition, the consequences that can spiral out from an extramarital affair is a main feature of the novel with 8 parts & more than a dozen major characters,I kept a list! In this time of social change, Tolstoy captures universal feelings /motivations.

Amiable I‘ve been wanting to read this one for ages but haven‘t tackled it yet. 2y
Leftcoastzen @Amiable I started by reading 3 chapters a day ,but the chapters were really short .So I started reading 25 to 30 pages a day. I read multiple books at a time so I felt I needed a system.😄 2y
Amiable @Leftcoastzen I also read multiple books at a time, so I understand and appreciate the need for a system! 😀 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 2y
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bookishlitty
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The fascination Tolstoy has in describing all of his female characters with “beautiful faces and tiny mustaches” is kind of beyond me. Things no one tells you about War and Peace…. #tolstoy #warandpeace #classiclit #canonlit #catsandbooks #cats #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead Awww kitty! 🥰🥰 I forgot about the mustaches! 😄🙈 2y
Aaronofthe Aside from the life changing ideas about how the world doesn't care about you and you're just a minuscule cog in an immense machine.. I mostly just remember a cop being tied to a bear and thrown in a river.. and a rather sweet marriage proposal.. but it's been a while since I read it.. I could perceive it differently now. 2y
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