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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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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 💪🏼 3w
merelybookish Good luck! 3w
JamieArc Wow! I‘m impressed! I read A Suitable Boy last year and can‘t imagine reading another chunkster at the same time! 3w
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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 ? 3w
Ruthiella Good luck! 👍 3w
ravenlee Have you seen this? I‘m contemplating it for when I get to W&P…someday. 3w
LeahBergen You‘ve got this! 👍 3w
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! 3w
squirrelbrain @jamiearc @RaeLovesToRead @Amiable - I may regret deciding to read both chunksters this year… we‘ll see! 3w
squirrelbrain @ravenlee -I hadn‘t seen that before… sounds fascinating but also sounds like a lot more reading on top of the book! 🤣 3w
youneverarrived Good luck 🤞 3w
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. 👍 3w
squirrelbrain Let me know what you think @Caroline2 🤞🏻 3w
Cathythoughts Go Helen ❤️👏👏👏 3w
KarenUK Good luck! 💕👍 2w
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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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Long time, no update. But finally finishing War and Peace couldn't go without comment!! #TolstoyTogether

Cheers to a happy new year, Littens! 🎉🎆

readordierachel 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3w
CarolynM Happy New Year 3w
batsy Good job! I'm thinking of tackling it this year so thank you for bringing the Yiyun Li book to my attention 🙂 3w
everlocalwest @batsy Definitely worth checking out. It did take me longer than the 85 days but I still appreciated the guide and light commentary. 💙📚 3w
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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 🎉🎊 4w
Megabooks Congratulations!!! 🎉🎉 4w
tenar Your dedication is aspirational! Nice work! 🎊🎈 4w
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BarkingMadRun Congrats @Crinoline_Laphroaig 🎉🎉🎉 4w
slategreyskies Yay!! Congrats!!!! 🎉 ✨ 4w
rockpools Wow! You did it! Congratulations 🥳 4w
Jess861 Congratulations 🎉 🎉 4w
squirrelbrain Congratulations! 🎉 4w
AmyG Yay! 🎉 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
Bookwormjillk Very impressed 👏👏 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations 🎉 4w
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations @Crinoline_Laphroaig ! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🙂 3w
Ash.on.the.line Whoo congrats! 3w
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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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 👏🏼 4w
Amiable Yay!! 3w
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 3w
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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 🤞🏾 2mo
sisilia @batsy Yay! Get the Anthony Briggs translation. It‘s great! 2mo
batsy @sisilia Thanks for the rec; I've seen quite a lot of praise for the Briggs version! 2mo
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Cathythoughts Well done & what a great result.. you make me want to read it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
sisilia @Cathythoughts Go for it, Cathy! 😆 It‘s tedious but it‘s just like reading 4 books one after another 😬 2mo
Cathythoughts Thanks for the encouragement! I have the book , not sure I have the stamina .. one day 😁🤞🏻 2mo
IuliaC Nice review and photo of this great classic! 👍 2mo
sisilia @IuliaC 🤗 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congratulations! 👏 Agree with @IuliaC ! 👌 2mo
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...) 2mo
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 2mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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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. 3mo
TrishB Wow 😯 3mo
Cathythoughts That is amazing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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LeeRHarry Great effort! 😊 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏💪 3mo
TheSpineView Wow! That is one I have not attempted. Kudos to you! 2mo
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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! 3mo
sisilia @BookishTrish Wow, that‘s awesome 😃 Tolstoy told it really well, it felt like I was in the middle of it 3mo
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sisilia
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How to even pronounce this?! 😆

Branwen I'd just go with Mr. Z. 🤣😂🤣😂 3mo
marleed Zee Doctor Zee Hinsky :) 3mo
Crazeedi Very interesting, I knew people with last names similar 3mo
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sisilia @Branwen Yes, I formed a Z in mind and that‘s it hahaha 3mo
sisilia @marleed Bwahahahaha 3mo
sisilia @Crazeedi Packed with consonants 🤪 3mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve always joked that the vowel fairy tripped and fell over Hawaii and had no vowels left for Eastern Europe. 😬 3mo
sisilia @Hooked_on_books Hahaha that‘s a good one! 😅 3mo
julesG @marleed 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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. 3mo
sisilia @julesG 😆 3mo
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. 😬 3mo
Cathythoughts What a tongue twister 😬 .. and yet slips off the Russian tongue … 3mo
Simona In my language pronunciation is Zdržinski 😘 3mo
LeahBergen Happy, happy birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 3mo
batsy Happy birthday! 🎂📚💕 3mo
sisilia Thank you @LeahBergen @batsy 😘🥰 3mo
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sisilia
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Just finished Volume II 🥳

Leftcoastzen Crap , war & peace is as long as war & peace!😀 3mo
sisilia @Leftcoastzen 😅 It‘s so looonggggg 3mo
Leftcoastzen This one about killed me but ultimately loved it .I had to go to page minimum per day to finish 3mo
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Reggie I am in awe of you! 3mo
Cathythoughts You are doing brilliantly 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wow. Well done. 🥂 3mo
Gissy You are so brave! You can do it, you can finish that beast (book) ☺️💪 (edited) 3mo
batsy 💪🏽 3mo
slategreyskies Wow! I‘ve been meaning to read this! Keep going! You‘re doing great!! :) 3mo
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 3mo
sisilia @Reggie @Cathythoughts @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Gissy @batsy Thank you! It feels like reading 4 books one after another 😆 3mo
sisilia @slategreyskies Ooohh, dont let the chonkiness discourage you, it‘s super readable 😃I recommend the Anthony Briggs translation💕 3mo
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sisilia
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wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 3mo
BiblioLitten 😄😄😄 3mo
julesG 😂😂😂 3mo
batsy 🤣 3mo
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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? 3mo
everlocalwest @Sharpeipup it is, with kiwi! Not the most aesthetic breakfast but a satisfying one. 😋 3mo
BookDadGirlDad War and Peace is one of my bucket list books. 3mo
everlocalwest @BookDadGirlDad it's been one for me too! Glad to finally be making my way through. 3mo
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sisilia
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Slow progress 🐌🐌🐌

Dilara You've read the first third: that's good! 👍 3mo
Amiable Slow and steady wins the race … and finishes the book! 😀 3mo
Cathythoughts It‘s not a sprint , it‘s a marathon… ( my husband‘s fave saying ) ….. Well done 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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JacqMac I‘m working my way through this one, too. It‘s going very slowly. lol 3mo
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. 🤷😂 3mo
Suet624 I‘m sooo impressed. Good for you. 3mo
sisilia @Dilara I didn‘t realize that 😅 It‘s very encouraging to see it that way 3mo
sisilia @Amiable Indeed! 🐢 W&P is best to be read slowly, I think, especially when it gets philosophical 3mo
sisilia @Cathythoughts Your husband‘s right 😃 3mo
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 3mo
sisilia @kplovesbooks That‘s great, though! Did you like it? 3mo
sisilia Thank you @Suet624 It feels like reading 4 books, one after another 😅 3mo
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 3mo
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sisilia
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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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sisilia
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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. 😩😩 3mo
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 3mo
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sisilia
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Our set up for today‘s meetup

kspenmoll Love the cover! 4mo
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sisilia
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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 💕 4mo
merelybookish Great pic and I love the Woodstock bag. 🙂 4mo
Tamra So fun! 4mo
Nute Lovely photo! Wonderful to see reading friends!💕 4mo
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jenniferw88
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Day 20 #tbrpile

Monica5 Has been on my TBR pile for awhile 4mo
sisilia I like the cover 😃 3mo
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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. 4mo
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 🙄 4mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts Same for me for the last 4 years lol! The only ones I actually conquered were Middlemarch and Anna Karenina. Loved both! 4mo
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Cathythoughts @EvieBee That‘s good going 👏🏻👏🏻😁 4mo
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. 4mo
sisilia @melissajayne Oh thank you for the tips. I have that BBC series; i‘m thinking of keeping it for after I finish reading 🥰 4mo
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) 4mo
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mklong
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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. 4mo
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. 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
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 4mo
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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. 4mo
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. 4mo
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! 4mo
Lissa00 Yes, me! So glad to see other Litsy people participating too! 4mo
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! 4mo
mklong @Lissa00 Awesome! I hope more Littens jump in while there is still time to hop aboard. 4mo
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 💜 4mo
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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!! 5mo
SamAnne I started reading with the project last year. Absolutely loved War & Peace. One of my winter reads will be Anna Karenina. 5mo
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Liz Tee
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

#mbcreadathon
#mbcbookfrogsreadathon13

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Liz Tee
War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

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

#mbcreadathon
#mbcbookfrogsreadathon11

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Liz Tee
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!

#mbcreadathon
#mbcbookfrogsreadathon11

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Liz Tee
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!

#mbcreadathon
#mbcbookfrogsreadathon7

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Liz Tee
War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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#mbcreadathon
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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. 5mo
elyseh Entered! 5mo
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Liz Tee
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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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
@Lcsmcat

marleed I‘ve never read this. But Thandiwe has read it out loud! 6mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @marleed I know right⁉️ 6mo
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vivastory
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The Vintage Classics Russian Series is a great example of effective use of #patterns for cover design. #curiouscovers @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️🙌🏻📚 7mo
Eggs Amazing choices 🥰📚🤗 7mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 7mo
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DivineDiana These are stunning covers! 7mo
DGRachel Those are lovely! 7mo
JazzFeathers Beautiful. 7mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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After I went to Box Hill with @sprainedbrain #Pemberlittens and #emmaeveryday I went on to Russia. How cool! My #ayearofwarandpeace Readalong was here on June 12th. 🤓

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Daisey
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Watching the first episode of this series now that I've finished the book

So far I like it, but I'm not sure when I'll have time to watch the rest of it. There are four episodes and each is just under 2 hours.

#WarAndPeace #BookToScreen #Hoopla

zguta Great working art 8mo
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Amiable
War and Peace | graf Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
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Congrats to @Daisey, who is now one of those people who can say, “Why yes, I've read 'War and Peace.'“ 😃

#chunksterchallenge2021

Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations @Daisey ! 8mo
Butterfinger Congratulations @Daisey 8mo
Bookwormjillk Woo hoo 🍾🎉🎊🍾🎈👍👏 8mo
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CoverToCoverGirl Fantastic! Congratulations‼️ @Daisey (edited) 8mo
Megabooks Congratulations @Daisey !! 8mo
Lcsmcat Congratulations @Daisey ! Wasn‘t it an amazing book! Well worth the praise. 8mo
BarkingMadRun 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
rockpools Congratulations @Daisey ! 8mo
wanderinglynn Congrats @Daisey! 🎉👏🏻 8mo
GinaKButler Excellent! @Daisey 8mo
Mollyanna Woohoo. Congrats @Daisey 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
bibliobliss Congratulations 🎉 that's a real achievement 8mo
Freespirit Congrats @Daisey well done. 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Daisey Congrats!! 👏🎉 8mo
Daisey @Amiable Thanks so much for the continued support and celebration throughout this challenge! 8mo
Ash.on.the.line Yay congrats 🎉 8mo
Amiable @Daisey Awww, you're welcome! I'm just glad that my constant posts have served as encouragement and not annoying nags! I don't want people to feel like I'm harassing them to finish a book. 😃 8mo
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Daisey
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Mehso-so

Yesterday was the last day of my school year and today I finished this book as I worked around the house and enjoyed a little evening hammock time! It was definitely worth the time I put into reading and listening, but it only gets a so-so rating because it required a lot of effort to keep reading/listening to some sections. There were parts I truly enjoyed and some that just drug on.

#1001books #WarAndPeace #ChunksterChallenge2021 #audiobook

Soubhiville Congratulations on finishing it! 8mo
Amiable Hooray! Congrats on finishing it! I definitely enjoyed the peace chapters more than the war chapters, myself. Feels good to complete it, doesn‘t it ? 8mo
Daisey @Soubhiville Thanks! @Amiable Thanks and yes it does! 8mo
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JazzFeathers I'm always so envious of your hammock. 8mo
Lcsmcat I loved how he poked fun at all the generals and politicians- on both sides. (edited) 8mo
Daisey @Lcsmcat Yes, I enjoyed that as well. 8mo
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Daisey
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I‘m continuing to make progress on War and Peace. I finished Book/Part 12 today, and my goal is to finish the rest of the book this month.

#WarAndPeace #ChunksterChallenge2021 #audiobook #audiowalk

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Amiable
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Congrats to @Lcsmcat for completing the granddaddy of all chunksters! Way to go, Linda!

#ChunksterChallenge2021

CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations @Lcsmcat 👏👏.. the book equivalency of climbing Mount Everest! 😀 9mo
Soubhiville Yay! Great job! 9mo
Kdgordon88 Well done! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
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Freespirit Wow amazing... this has been on my reading list for years @Lcsmcat 👍🏼 9mo
Texreader Wow! That‘s crazy hard! 9mo
Butterfinger Way to go!! 9mo
Gissy Great!!! 👏👏👏👏 9mo
Mollyanna Woohoo! Awesome job @Lcsmcat 🥳 9mo
Amiable @Lcsmcat Isn‘t it just the best feeling when you conquer a chunkster? So satisfying! 9mo
Lcsmcat @Mollyanna 😊 Thanks. 9mo
Lcsmcat @Amiable It is, and in this case I enjoyed (almost) every page. 9mo
Ash.on.the.line Way to go! 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
BarkingMadRun Congrats!! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo!! @Lcsmcat 😃👏 9mo
Bookwormjillk Congratulations 🎊🍾🎉🎈 9mo
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I have 2 regrets about reading this book. First, that I waited so long to read it. I loved the characters and their journeys, the Russian atmosphere, and all the snarky digs at Napoleon. It‘s not a difficult read, just long, and it rewards the reader. My 2nd regret - that he wrote the Second Epilogue. His philosophy was clear throughout the novel on the points he made here; it belabored the point. Feel free to skip it. #chunksterchallenge2021

SamAnne I read this last year and loved it. Will read Anna Karena this year. 9mo
Daisey 🎉 So glad to hear you enjoyed it. I‘m still slowly making my way through. 9mo
Amiable YAY!! Congrats on finishing! And so glad the effort was worth it! 9mo
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Lcsmcat @SamAnne I loved Anna! You‘ve got a treat ahead of you. 🙂 9mo
Lcsmcat @Daisey You can do it! I found the further in I got the faster I read. Until the 2nd Epilogue, but then I was just determined. 😄 9mo
Lcsmcat @Amiable Thanks! 9mo
Freespirit Wow I have been meaning to read this and Resurrection for a long time. I love Anna also. Well done for completing it!! 9mo
Lcsmcat @Freespirit Resurrection is on my TBR too. 9mo
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Leo is getting more philosophical the deeper in to the book I get. And I‘m loving it. Particularly his digs at Napoleon and the Russian generals. #warandpeace #chunksterchallenge2021

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I learned a new word today! #warandpeace #chunksterchallenge2021

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You thought you fooled me again, Tolstoy? I knew this time that Prince A wasn‘t dead on the battlefield! But you made me wait through enough chapters.

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War and Peace | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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Yesterday‘s acquisition 😍

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I can‘t spend all day reading today, but I do plan to get in quite a bit of audio time for Dewey‘s Readathon. I started this morning by cleaning up the kitchen and making waffle sticks with bacon and blueberries.

#audiobook #Readathon #DeweysReadathon #DeweyApril #BookAndBreakfast

tpixie Fun! How was the pan?! ( and the waffles! ) 9mo
Tamra Yum! Waffle sticks are a great idea - my kids would love it! 9mo
FlowerFairy I‘ve never heard of waffle sticks but suddenly I‘m certain I need them in my life! 9mo
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Tamra What brand of pan is it and would you recommend it? 9mo
keys_on_fire Are you able to share the recipe or have a link? Those look great! 9mo
Daisey @tpixie @Tamra @FlowerFairy @keys_on_fire This is the first time I‘ve used my new Pampered Chef pan. I used a sourdough pancake recipe I like this time, but I think I‘ll try another waffle recipe that might be a bit more solid and hold together better next time. I dropped a few blueberries and chopped up bacon in each. They baked perfectly and were delicious dipped in syrup! 9mo
Tamra @Daisey thank you for sharing! 9mo
Cupcake12 Yum 😋 9mo
Sharv_Sona Yummy 😋 9mo
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I finished Book 8 and reached the halfway point of the whole book today! Book 8 was a peace section, but it also included quite a lot of Natasha drama that kept me a bit more interested than I have been recently. I hope to get in a decent amount of listening this weekend, so we‘ll see how much further I get.

#WarAndPeace #audiobook #ChunksterChallenge2021

Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Amiable I definitely preferred the peace chapters to the war chapters in this one! 9mo
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I made it to Book Eleven! #warandpeace #chunksterchallenge21

Ruthiella 👏 👏 👏🥳 9mo
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I had fallen behind on my Chapter a Day. No time to sit this weekend. Cleaning out the kitchen garden and getting ready to plant tomatoes. Fortunately @audible has one included in my membership.

Caught up!
Audible Pt 6 Chapter 1
Print III Chapter 1 - Page 453
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#chunksterchallenge2021
#listenwhileyouwork
#ayearofwarandpeace

Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Daisey This is the same version I‘m listening to now. 10mo
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I‘m still slowly making my way through War and Peace, but I‘ve pretty much given up on text and am listening to the audiobook. I tend to listen to a section for a few days and then take a break to listen to something else for several days. I finished Part/Book 7 today.

#WarAndPeace #audiobook #ChunksterChallenge2021

leah152 That's quite a challenge! How many parts are there? 😊 10mo
Cathythoughts Well done 👏🏻 I‘ve fallen WAY behind .... 😬 10mo
Daisey @leah152 It looks like there are 15 parts and then 2 epilogues. I still have a long way to go. 10mo
Daisey @Cathythoughts Thanks! It‘s definitely a challenge. I don‘t mind it, but I also don‘t generally feel compelled to pick it up. 10mo
leah152 Woah! Sounds like the perfect candidate for an audio book! 😊 10mo
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#OppositeDay #War

Can‘t get any more spot on than this book for today‘s prompt.

TheKidUpstairs Perfect! 10mo
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