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War and Peace
War and Peace: Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky | Leo Tolstoy
Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoys genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicleall of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individuals place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad: To read him . . . is to find ones way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane.
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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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dabbe
War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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Just started the war part. Definitely a chugging-along chunkster.
#ChunksterChallenge2023 @Amiable

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Meshell1313 🙌🙌🙌 1w
actualdisneyprincess My boss says it‘s her favorite book. 🙃 1w
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dabbe @actualdisneyprincess I am loving it, too, but man, all the names and places! I think I spend more time looking up things than reading the actual book! I am excited to conquer it, though! 🤣 1w
actualdisneyprincess YOU CAN DO IT, I BELIEVE IN YOU!!! 🙌🏻 1w
dabbe @actualdisneyprincess Thanks for the positive support! I will finish it! 🤗 Someday! 🤣 1w
Amiable It definitely takes some time, but you will get used to the fact that everyone has at least three different names! 😬 And I enjoyed the the peace parts a lot more than the war parts. 😀 6d
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jenniferw88
War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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According to Goodreads, this is one of the books that has been on my tbr list the longest. Probably due to the length!

#littenswanttoknow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yeah it‘s a chunkster!! 5mo
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bookishlitty

“When an apple ripens and falls— what makes it fall? Is it that it is attracted to the ground, is it that the stem withers, is it that the sun has dried it up, that it has grown heavier, that the wind shakes it, that the boy standing underneath wants to eat it?

No one thing is the cause. All this is only a coincidence of conditions under every organic, elemental event of life is accomplished.”

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#SimplicityDay 💪🏻 ☮️ #JulyJam 🪷🌱🌹

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

Eggs Perfect 💜☮️💜 7mo
tokorowilliamwallace Sounds like Terry Goodkind, too. 6mo
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bookishlitty

“I‘m alive and it‘s not my fault, which means I must somehow go on living the best I can, without bothering anybody, until I die.”

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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! 😄🙈 7mo
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. 2mo
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bookishlitty
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Started today. How long will this epic take me?

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mjtwo
War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich 1828-1910 Tolstoy
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16 May-20 Jun 22 (audiobook)
A true epic at 60 hours. Continuing to listen to intimidatingly long books I read when I was young and cannot see myself returning to in print.
Thandiwe Newtown‘s narration is amazing - her ability to voice dozens of characters is astounding. She could not make the long treatise about the nature of war interesting though. I far prefer his story writing and character arcs to his rants about history and war.

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Amiable
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Congratulations, Helen! Great job persevering to the end. (I agree with your assessment: the peace parts were better than the war parts, ;) )

#ChunksterChallenge2022
@squirrelbrain

Lcsmcat Congratulations @squirrelbrain ! That‘s a major accomplishment. 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow Helen! 👏👏👏Well done! @squirrelbrain 8mo
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Ruthiella Wow! Impressive @squirrelbrain 👍 8mo
JamieArc Congrats @squirrelbrain That‘s quite an achievement! 8mo
Nessavamusic Congratulations @squirrelbrain ! 8mo
Bookwormjillk Congratulations @squirrelbrain 👏 8mo
squirrelbrain Thanks for posting! @Amiable 8mo
slategreyskies @squirrelbrain congrats!! 🙌✨ 8mo
Mollyanna Congrats @squirrelbrain Woohoo! 🥳 8mo
Megabooks Wtg Helen!! 🥳🥳🥳 @squirrelbrain 8mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! 🎊 8mo
Lindy @squirrelbrain well done, Helen! 🧁🎉🏆 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Awesome work @squirrelbrain !!! That is one serious chunkster!!! 8mo
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squirrelbrain
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Mehso-so

#chunksterchallenge

Its certainly a chunkster and, unfortunately, I found it rather a challenge!

I can‘t say I enjoyed much of it, but at least I can now say I‘ve read it! (All 1440 pages of small writing)

I didn‘t mind the ‘peace‘ bits so much, and some of the ‘war‘ bits were OK too, but a lot of the war stuff was a bit tedious.

Thanks for the push to get it finished! @Caroline2

TrishB Well done 👍🏻 8mo
Librariana Wowsa! Quite the undertaking, but good for you! 8mo
RaeLovesToRead It took me about 18 months to read this so good going!! 8mo
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thereadingpal That's a huge ass book. Congrats for reading it! 8mo
merelybookish Congrats! I was similarly underwhelmed. 8mo
vlwelser I have this same edition. Mine looks so much worse. I think it moved a lot before I actually finished. 8mo
Oryx Well done. 8mo
sarahbarnes Congrats! Same - I was glad I read it but didn‘t love it. 8mo
Caroline2 Well done! Yeah it was hardwork at times, wasn‘t it. 😒 8mo
youneverarrived That‘s an achievement! I tried reading it once and had to bail. 8mo
squirrelbrain Thanks @TrishB @Librariana @thereadingpal @Oryx - I‘m glad it‘s over! 😮‍💨 8mo
squirrelbrain @RaeLovesToRead - I was aiming for a year (a chapter a day) but managed it is less than 6 months. It just felt longer! 🤣 8mo
squirrelbrain Yeah, not the most thrilling of books was it?! @Caroline2 @merelybookish @sarahbarnes 8mo
squirrelbrain Mine was from a charity shop originally @vlwelser so it‘s in pretty good condition, considering! 8mo
Amiable Yay! Great job! 8mo
EvieBee Hahaha! The so-so cracked me up! Congratulations nonetheless! ❤️❤️ 8mo
squirrelbrain Thanks! @amiable @EvieBee - I definitely didn‘t want to give it a pan, and at least I stuck with it! 😁 8mo
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Leorah888
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The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.

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Amiable
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Way to go, Caroline! I love that you used Serial Reader to help you conquer this chunkster. Well done! :)

#ChunksterChallenge2022
@Caroline2

Megabooks Wow!! 🤯 congratulations! 8mo
Caroline2 Thanks! 😃 I‘m not gonna lie, it was a slog!!! Defo not my favourite Chunkster. I‘m reading The Sunne in Splendour now which is my other chunkster challenge. Luckily, it‘s really good! 😉 👍 8mo
Leftcoastzen 👏👏👏👏 8mo
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rubyslippersreads @Caroline2 The Sunne in Splendour has been on my TBR forever. 8mo
Lcsmcat Congratulations @Caroline2 ! 8mo
JamieArc Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
Kimzey Congratulations on finishing the chunkster! 🎉 8mo
Mollyanna Congrats @Caroline2 🥳🎉🥳 8mo
Lindy Congratulations, @Caroline2 ! I quite enjoyed the Sunne in Splendour and I hope you do too. 8mo
KristiAhlers Congratulations! I love that story. That one and Les Miserables 8mo
Bookwormjillk So impressed! Way to go @Caroline2 8mo
MaureenMc Impressive! 👏 8mo
Nute Excellent!🙌🏽 8mo
Texreader Amazing!! Way to go! 8mo
squirrelbrain Well done! 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
AmyG Wow! 🎉🙌🏻👊🏻 8mo
CoverToCoverGirl Well done!👏 Congratulations! 8mo
slategreyskies Wow!! Congrats, Caroline!! 👏👏👏 8mo
tokorowilliamwallace I just saw that a reader/reviewer I follow on Goodreads is currently going through this tagged collection (different edition, or 2 different editions). 21.000+ pages 8mo
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Caroline2
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I‘ve finally finished! A soft pick. I loved some of it, other parts felt like a slog. I defo prefer Anna Karenina. But sooo glad to have finished at last! #chunksterchallenge #buddyread

squirrelbrain Yay - well done you! 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain such a relief to finally be done with it! 😆 (I honestly think the BBC series was better! 😬) 8mo
jenniferw88 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
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BarbaraBB So good! 8mo
Cazxxx I‘m about 25% in and not loving it but not hating it either. I will finish it but I‘ve given myself til the end of the year and it‘s been easier as an audiobook 8mo
TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 8mo
Amiable HOORAY!! Great job! 8mo
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 8mo
ReadingRachael Yay!!! Yay!!! Currently working my way through this one too. Anna Karenina is one of my all time favourites….I don‘t think I‘ll like this nearly as well but it has been on my TBR for years so I‘m glad to finally be getting around to it! 8mo
Cathythoughts We‘ll done 👍🏻 8mo
Caroline2 @Cazxxx Yeah, I read a bit every day (and took a break for a few months) so it‘s taken me about a year to finish it!! 😆 🤦‍♀️ 8mo
Ruthiella Impressive! 👏👏👏 8mo
Biohaz74 Well done 8mo
Oryx Nice work! 8mo
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Bibliophile_89
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Slowly chipping away at this masterpiece. 🇷🇺

annettochka How is it going? I've read it when I was in school, it's a part of our program. I skipped all war-related scenes then)) 10mo
Bibliophile_89 I had to take a short hiatus but am getting back into it. I do love it, as long as I can keep the characters straight! 7mo
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LindaLappin
War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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No comment
photo credit Lev Shevchenko, Ukraine

Ruthiella 💔 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔 🇺🇦 11mo
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Caroline2
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Woo hoo! I‘ve finally reached the halfway mark! 💪🏼 #chunksterchallenge

squirrelbrain Yay! Well done you! 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
La_Cori Yay!!! 🙌🏻🥳 12mo
Amiable Yay! I should reach the 50% mark of my chunkster later today, too! Just keep chugging along. :)
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MaureenMc 👏👏👏 12mo
rockpools 🎉🎉🎉 Keep going! 12mo
TrishB I‘m very impressed! 11mo
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squirrelbrain
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Well, I‘ve finally decided I‘m going to commit to reading War and Peace for #chunksterchallenge2022.

Did you know there are 361 chapters in this book?! 😱 Some of them are as short as 4 pages though - phew!

I‘ve made a spreadsheet for 1 chapter a day but hope to read ahead so that if I miss a few days it won‘t matter.

I‘m also hoping to read A Suitable Boy as well this year - I‘ll have room on my shelves for so many more books!

rabbitprincess Good luck! You got this 💪🏼 13mo
merelybookish Good luck! 13mo
JamieArc Wow! I‘m impressed! I read A Suitable Boy last year and can‘t imagine reading another chunkster at the same time! 13mo
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RaeLovesToRead It took me about 18 months to read War & Peace! It's quite an experience though... Good luck! I was supposed to read A Suitable Boy last year as the "longest book on my TBR" but didn't get round to it... maybe I'll get round to it this year ? 13mo
Ruthiella Good luck! 👍 13mo
ravenlee Have you seen this? I‘m contemplating it for when I get to W&P…someday. 13mo
LeahBergen You‘ve got this! 👍 13mo
Amiable Those are basically the two biggest chunksters in existence! Color me terribly impressed! I had to read “W&P” and “ASB” in two separate years. You go, girl! 13mo
squirrelbrain @jamiearc @RaeLovesToRead @Amiable - I may regret deciding to read both chunksters this year… we‘ll see! 13mo
squirrelbrain @ravenlee -I hadn‘t seen that before… sounds fascinating but also sounds like a lot more reading on top of the book! 🤣 13mo
youneverarrived Good luck 🤞 13mo
Caroline2 I tried doing a chapter a day of this last year and sometimes loved it, sometimes it was a chore but its one of those book that I really want to have read. (I‘ve seen the bbc adaptation which doesn‘t help as I know what happens!) I may join you… I‘ll sleep on it and let ya know. 👍 13mo
squirrelbrain Let me know what you think @Caroline2 🤞🏻 13mo
Cathythoughts Go Helen ❤️👏👏👏 13mo
KarenUK Good luck! 💕👍 13mo
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Bigcountry15
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Finished reading War and Peace one chapter a day in 2021. I especially enjoyed this edition of Tolstoy's masterpiece. I liked the translation and the historical notes that were included. There is also a glossary of people and places. War and Peace is in my top 5 all time novels.

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everlocalwest
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Pickpick

Long time, no update. But finally finishing War and Peace couldn't go without comment!! #TolstoyTogether

Cheers to a happy new year, Littens! 🎉🎆

readordierachel 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 13mo
CarolynM Happy New Year 13mo
batsy Good job! I'm thinking of tackling it this year so thank you for bringing the Yiyun Li book to my attention 🙂 13mo
everlocalwest @batsy Definitely worth checking out. It did take me longer than the 85 days but I still appreciated the guide and light commentary. 💙📚 13mo
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Amiable
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Three cheers for @Crinoline_Laphroaig for completing her personal #Ayearofwarandpeace challenge and the #chunksterchallenge2021! Good job sticking with it for the entire year! An impressive and inspirational accomplishment. 👍 👍

melissajayne Hip hip hooray 🎉🎊 13mo
Megabooks Congratulations!!! 🎉🎉 13mo
tenar Your dedication is aspirational! Nice work! 🎊🎈 13mo
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BarkingMadRead Congrats @Crinoline_Laphroaig 🎉🎉🎉 13mo
slategreyskies Yay!! Congrats!!!! 🎉 ✨ 13mo
rockpools Wow! You did it! Congratulations 🥳 13mo
Jess861 Congratulations 🎉 🎉 13mo
squirrelbrain Congratulations! 🎉 13mo
AmyG Yay! 🎉 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
Bookwormjillk Very impressed 👏👏 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations 🎉 13mo
Mollyanna Woohoo! Congrats @Crinoline_Laphroaig 13mo
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations @Crinoline_Laphroaig ! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🙂 13mo
Ash.on.the.line Whoo congrats! 13mo
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And I'm finished ‼ @Amiable

Switched between Print and Audible. Occasionally taking a break and then catching up. In November Audible released a new Free to Members Edition narrated by Thandiwe Newton. She has such a beautiful voice and really brought the story to life. After that I stuck with audio. Except today when I sat and read the last Chapter.
#chunksterchallenge2021
#ayearofwarandpeace
#myyearinbooks
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Could I pass a Test or Write a Dissertation on it? Absolutely not. ⬇️

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Crinoline_Laphroaig While I still can't call characters by name, I recognize them by their characteristics and storyline. I think I would have to read again or maybe 3rd time for it all to sink in. And unlike Anna Karenina which I hated (Whiny Rich People who happened to be Russian) I could see myself reading War and Peace again. Maybe over some long cold winter. So I'm putting my beautiful Clothbound Classic back on my Forever Shelf for the time being. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Things that surprise me:

Structure. Part 1, Book 2, Chapter 3??? But then some Editions just went simply in numerical order. Made it confusing when trying to change from Audio to Print or vice versa. Especially because different translations would phrase sentences differently.⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig The last short chapter of the 2nd Epilogue, yes there were 2, was all about Philosophy, I think. Honestly I didn't understand a lot of it. Maybe it's too early in the morning or I need more tea. I really should have gotten some Russian Caravan tea for this readalong. ⬇️

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Crinoline_Laphroaig Long passages that weren't Fictional story but historians discussions of strategies of Napoleon. There was a lot about the Battle of Borodino. Which always reminded me of Chandelier scene from What a Girl Wants movie with Colin Firth and Amanda Bynes. 🤓
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JamieArc Good job 👏🏼 13mo
Amiable Yay!! 13mo
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 13mo
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sisilia
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5⭐️ This novel looks super intimidating given its size, but it‘s worth the effort. I like the war part better, especially the battle of Borodino. The peace part is interesting as Tolstoy shares a glimpse of the life of Russian aristocrats. It‘s the one book that I‘d bring with me if I were to be alone on an island. I can see myself rereading this again and again 🤘🏻

batsy Well done and nice photo! I'm hoping to tackle this next year 🤞🏾 1y
sisilia @batsy Yay! Get the Anthony Briggs translation. It‘s great! 1y
batsy @sisilia Thanks for the rec; I've seen quite a lot of praise for the Briggs version! 1y
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Cathythoughts Well done & what a great result.. you make me want to read it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
sisilia @Cathythoughts Go for it, Cathy! 😆 It‘s tedious but it‘s just like reading 4 books one after another 😬 1y
Cathythoughts Thanks for the encouragement! I have the book , not sure I have the stamina .. one day 😁🤞🏻 1y
IuliaC Nice review and photo of this great classic! 👍 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Congratulations! 👏 Agree with @IuliaC ! 👌 1y
arubabookwoman I've read War & Peace twice. The 1st time as a teenager, I liked the peace (love) parts better, and (probably) skimmed some of the war parts. I reread it 4 or 5 years ago & liked the war parts better. No question it's a masterpiece! (And now I want to reread Anna Karelian, long overdue. Maybe 2023...) 1y
sisilia @arubabookwoman It‘s interesting how we like different thing from the same book, depending on when at our lifestage we read it. I was telling my bookclub yesterday that I would have certainly hated WP if I were to read it when I was a teenager 1y
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I'm back to listening to War and Peace and everytime Borodino is mentioned I think of this scene from What A Girl Wants.
https://youtu.be/MPu6DXTG2ps

#ayearofwarandpeace

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Progress report. Out of the battle of Borodino, I‘m now inside the abandoned Moscow.

I just passed the 1000 page mark, and I think it‘s amazing that I have not encountered one boring part in this novel. This is the best $22 I‘ve spent on a book!

EvieBee Yay! Congrats. 1y
TrishB Wow 😯 1y
Cathythoughts That is amazing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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LeeRHarry Great effort! 😊 1y
TheSpineView Wow! That is one I have not attempted. Kudos to you! 1y
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sisilia
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I‘m inside the Battle of Borodino now 🙀 I can literally hear the poof poof and the boom boom of the cannons. God bless us all, let there be no more wars on this earth!

BookishTrish I got to go to a reenactment of this battle once when I was in Borodino! 1y
sisilia @BookishTrish Wow, that‘s awesome 😃 Tolstoy told it really well, it felt like I was in the middle of it 1y
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sisilia
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How to even pronounce this?! 😆

Branwen I'd just go with Mr. Z. 🤣😂🤣😂 1y
marleed Zee Doctor Zee Hinsky :) 1y
Crazeedi Very interesting, I knew people with last names similar 1y
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sisilia @Branwen Yes, I formed a Z in mind and that‘s it hahaha 1y
sisilia @marleed Bwahahahaha 1y
sisilia @Crazeedi Packed with consonants 🤪 1y
Hooked_on_books I‘ve always joked that the vowel fairy tripped and fell over Hawaii and had no vowels left for Eastern Europe. 😬 1y
sisilia @Hooked_on_books Hahaha that‘s a good one! 😅 1y
julesG @marleed 🤣🤣🤣 1y
julesG I don't speak Polish. I had a bit of Russian though. Anyway. I'd probably go with something like "Sh-drrr-shinsky". And I'm well aware that that might be utterly wrong. 1y
julesG And I only now realised it's War and Peace and therefore a Russian name and not a Polish one. It looked Polish to me. 😬 1y
Cathythoughts What a tongue twister 😬 .. and yet slips off the Russian tongue … 1y
Simona In my language pronunciation is Zdržinski 😘 1y
LeahBergen Happy, happy birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 1y
batsy Happy birthday! 🎂📚💕 1y
sisilia Thank you @LeahBergen @batsy 😘🥰 1y
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sisilia
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Just finished Volume II 🥳

Leftcoastzen Crap , war & peace is as long as war & peace!😀 1y
sisilia @Leftcoastzen 😅 It‘s so looonggggg 1y
Leftcoastzen This one about killed me but ultimately loved it .I had to go to page minimum per day to finish 1y
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Reggie I am in awe of you! 1y
Cathythoughts You are doing brilliantly 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wow. Well done. 🥂 1y
Gissy You are so brave! You can do it, you can finish that beast (book) ☺️💪 (edited) 1y
batsy 💪🏽 1y
slategreyskies Wow! I‘ve been meaning to read this! Keep going! You‘re doing great!! :) 1y
sisilia @Leftcoastzen I couldn‘t get into Anna Karenina. I will probably give it a try again🤞🏻War and Peace is definitely more enjoyable than AK 1y
sisilia @Reggie @Cathythoughts @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Gissy @batsy Thank you! It feels like reading 4 books one after another 😆 1y
sisilia @slategreyskies Ooohh, dont let the chonkiness discourage you, it‘s super readable 😃I recommend the Anthony Briggs translation💕 1y
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wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 1y
BiblioLitten 😄😄😄 1y
julesG 😂😂😂 1y
batsy 🤣 1y
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everlocalwest
War and Peace | graf Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
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After a very busy week, I've spent the bulk of this glorious day off reading on the patio. Fall arrived in Louisiana this weekend!

I'm still a few days behind but hopefully will be caught up by this evening. Most of my reading time last week was with Phoebe Robinson's second essay collection and Dolly Alderton. Fingers crossed I can get reviews up for those two today.

Sharpeipup Is that chia seed pudding? 1y
everlocalwest @Sharpeipup it is, with kiwi! Not the most aesthetic breakfast but a satisfying one. 😋 1y
BookDadGirlDad War and Peace is one of my bucket list books. 1y
everlocalwest @BookDadGirlDad it's been one for me too! Glad to finally be making my way through. 1y
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sisilia
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Slow progress 🐌🐌🐌

Dilara You've read the first third: that's good! 👍 1y
Amiable Slow and steady wins the race … and finishes the book! 😀 1y
Cathythoughts It‘s not a sprint , it‘s a marathon… ( my husband‘s fave saying ) ….. Well done 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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JacqMac I‘m working my way through this one, too. It‘s going very slowly. lol 1y
kplovesbooks It took me like 6 months to read that one. I couldn't go straight through without taking some breaks and reading other stuff. 🤷😂 1y
Suet624 I‘m sooo impressed. Good for you. 1y
sisilia @Dilara I didn‘t realize that 😅 It‘s very encouraging to see it that way 1y
sisilia @Amiable Indeed! 🐢 W&P is best to be read slowly, I think, especially when it gets philosophical 1y
sisilia @Cathythoughts Your husband‘s right 😃 1y
sisilia @JacqMac Are you doing it for a buddy-read? I think there‘s a buddy-read going on somewhere. I‘m reading this for my book club meeting next month. Fingers crossed I can finish it by then 1y
sisilia @kplovesbooks That‘s great, though! Did you like it? 1y
sisilia Thank you @Suet624 It feels like reading 4 books, one after another 😅 1y
JacqMac I‘m reading it on my own. I was hoping to finish by the end of the year, but it isn‘t looking likely. lol 1y
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I‘m enjoying the battle scene in War and Peace. I can now understand why Stalingrad/Life and Fate are the modern version of War and Peace 🥰 Tolstoy and Grossman are both excellent writers. I‘m so happy that I get to read their works 💕

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🤣 OK, I‘m dedicating the rest of October solely for War and Peace. I‘m actually enjoying it now

julesG You are a hero! I could not finish this. It was just sooooo looooong. And all those Russian names. 😩😩 1y
sisilia @julesG It requires patience, indeed. I wrote down all the names so that I keep referring back, and that helps 😁 I thought I would be overwhelmed but Tolstoy did a good job engaging all the characters 1y
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sisilia
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Our set up for today‘s meetup

kspenmoll Love the cover! 1y
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Reading date with Jen. We are together in the Chunkster Book Club, and we are reading War and Peace

Cathythoughts Lovely pic 💕 1y
merelybookish Great pic and I love the Woodstock bag. 🙂 1y
Tamra So fun! 1y
Nute Lovely photo! Wonderful to see reading friends!💕 1y
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jenniferw88
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Day 20 #tbrpile

Monica5 Has been on my TBR pile for awhile 1y
sisilia I like the cover 😃 1y
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sisilia
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Just started this super chonky book 🦾 It‘s surprisingly easy to read! I think I picked the right translation for me (Anthony Briggs)

EvieBee Good to know! Makes me feel like it‘s doable. 1y
Cathythoughts Well done !! You are up & running 👍🏻❤️ Every time I see this book I feel guilty.. it was my chunkster challenge this year.. all my challenges have gone by the wayside 🙄 1y
EvieBee @Cathythoughts Same for me for the last 4 years lol! The only ones I actually conquered were Middlemarch and Anna Karenina. Loved both! 1y
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Cathythoughts @EvieBee That‘s good going 👏🏻👏🏻😁 1y
melissajayne Once I got going, it was a super easy read, as the book really only concentrate on a few characters; it‘s the secondary characters that are the annoyance. I also found watching the Lily James/Paul Dano miniseries really helpful in understanding the book. 1y
sisilia @melissajayne Oh thank you for the tips. I have that BBC series; i‘m thinking of keeping it for after I finish reading 🥰 1y
sisilia @EvieBee @Cathythoughts I just finished Volume I and I want to read more. This translation is so readable… phew!! I think it‘s much much better than Anna Karenina (I tried Anna 3x but nope, I kept DNF-ing) 1y
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It‘s time for the encore of #TolstoyTogether! I‘m going in, anyone else coming?

You can find the schedule and details here: https://apublicspace.org/news/detail/tolstoy-together-2021

Lcsmcat If I hadn‘t just read it at the beginning of 2021 I‘d be tempted. What a fun idea. 1y
Cathythoughts I was meant to read to it for this years chunkster challenge.. but I didn‘t make it past January 🙄… Thankyou for the link , I‘ll have a look. 👍🏻❤️ 1y
nanuska_153 So tempted! I reread it for the third time not long ago and have so many reading compromises already though 🙈 Might join a bit late 1y
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batsy Ooh, if I I'd known I would have! I want to read it and that's a lovely edition. 1y
mklong @batsy You aren‘t too late! It‘s only a 12-15 page per day schedule and we just started yesterday. You could totally catch up. 1y
mklong @nanuska_153 I skipped it the last time they did it because I had read it so recently, but I regretted it when I saw how much fun everyone was having. I couldn‘t pass up this second chance to jump in! 1y
Lissa00 Yes, me! So glad to see other Litsy people participating too! 1y
nanuska_153 @mklong yeah, it sounds like great fun and it never hurts to reread War and Peace, if when I catch up with my NetGalleys and bookclubs I am not too far behind I'll definitely do a sprint to catch up and join! 1y
mklong @Lissa00 Awesome! I hope more Littens jump in while there is still time to hop aboard. 1y
batsy @mklong I'd love to but I don't have a copy yet. I'm such a nerd that I'll have to research which translation I want 😅 and then have to order it online from Book Depository, which unfortunately will take too long. I hope you enjoy the read 💜 1y
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I missed out on this last year but they are doing another “Tolstoy together” in which a community of readers reads and discusses about 15 pgs of War and Peace a day. This year there is the companion book about the experience last time. I‘ve been meaning to reread this book so I will definitely be participating. It starts on September 15. More info is here: https://apublicspace.org/news/detail/tolstoy-together-2021. #tolstoytogether

mklong Thanks for posting! This sounds great!! 1y
SamAnne I started reading with the project last year. Absolutely loved War & Peace. One of my winter reads will be Anna Karenina. 1y
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War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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24 hours of reading! Past the halfway point in this book. Appreciate the challenge

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War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Question is silence or background music when reading?
Usually silence. Sometimes I like classical music. Always classical.

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War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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18 hours and 700 pages into War and Peace.
Going to make the 24 hour challenge today!

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War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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Still going strong...about 1/4 of the way through and really enjoying it!

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Making a dent in this tome- 250 pages in, about 1100 to go...

SamAnne I read last year and loved it. A perfect pandemic read. 1y
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I've made it about 1/2 through War and Peace. Pausing until the release of this on September 9th. Summertime requires something lighter.
#ayearofwarandpeace
#chunksterchallenge2021
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marleed I‘ve never read this. But Thandiwe has read it out loud! 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @marleed I know right⁉️ 1y
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