Thursday, February 3, 2011

War and Peace Read-along

War and Peace (Vintage Classics)

After considerable thought about the commitment I’ve decided to join the War and Peace read-along hosted by Kalen and Ann at Wikispaces.  I have always wanted to read this book but the sheer size of this novel (~1200 pages) has put me off.  I did read Anna Karenina (and loved it) but that was a long time ago when I was much younger and had better powers of concentration.  I was attracted to this read along for several reasons.  The schedule is spread out from February through the end of the year.  Secondly, it is set up with a lot of supporting materials (charts to keep all of those Russians straight!), articles about the Napoleonic wars and discussion groups for each section read.  So I’ve determined I’ll give it a try.  It’s my intention to do short posts through the year about this novel.  Why don’t you give it a try?  More info on the read-along on Facebook


Zibilee said...

I am involved in this readalong as well, but sort of stalled out around chapter 25. I need to pick it back up again and get into it. I wish you a lot of success with your time with it!

Kathy said...

Ziblee, thanks for the encouragement (and your faithful reading of this blog). I think W&P will pick up in intensity stick with it! Kathy