Hello everyone! For paid subscribers, I have to give a huge thanks for the support this year! It’s been incredible to see and I can’t say how thankful I am and how much fun I’m having. For free subscribers, it’s perhaps been a while since you’ve heard from me. I’ve been doing a…
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This week we hit a big milestone: we’re halfway through! Congrats on having made it this far if you’ve stayed caught up. If you haven’t, there’s plenty…
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Here in our first week of Volume III, Tolstoy gave us an inside look at his feelings about history, “great men,” and Napoleon specifically. There will…
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When I think about the first time I read War and Peace, almost exactly two years ago, these handful of chapters were among the most memorable of the…
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Natasha was back front and center in this week’s reading. Though she’s been in and out of the storyline, she last stole the show back in week 17 during…
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This was an interesting week of reading. By the end, I could barely remember what had transpired without skimming through it again or looking at my…
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Part IV of Volume II was the shortest Part of the book yet — just 13 chapters. Though last week’s reading on the hunt was particularly evocative, this…
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Last week was one of those War and Peace weeks where the plot doesn’t move forward much, but Tolstoy blows us away with the beauty and quality of his…
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The Big Read: War and Peace