Have you met the lovely Anna Karenina? She's lovely. I'll save my thoughts on her for next Friday, but here are some things you might find interesting about her. Although we think of her as one of the most famous Russian novels, she was originally published in serial installments (from 1873-1877), so our weekly dates are almost how Tolstoy intended. She is long. Epically long. Approximately 872 pages. I'll be reading her on my beloved Kindle so I can sip my wine and turn the pages at the same time.
I didn't dream up this idea on my own, of course. I usually need a little push to actually read the big old books I've been meaning to read for years. I place full blame on Wallace from Unputdownables for hosting a read-a-long and providing me with such a reasonable schedule. 63 pages a week? Sold! If all goes according to plan, I'll finish on December 30.
Rather than read a 9 pages a day, I'm aiming to read each week's section in its entirety. It will supplant my short fiction reading somewhat, as I find myself turning to short stories when in between books. Each Friday I'll post my thoughts on that week's readings (with spoiler warnings if needed.)
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