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 of time to make up that lost ground. This week’s reading had a number of my favorite lines and ideas and it seems so fitting…
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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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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…
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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