my shining literary accomplishment

Don't overestimate me and think that I wrote a piece of literature; but rather I finished reading one of the greater pieces of world literature:

Yes, I read War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. No joke. All 1368 pages. I finished it about a week ago and am still reveling in my reading accomplishment. I wish I could put this on my resume under the heading "Random Awesome Things about Me": starting and finishing War and Peace should definitely make me a more marketable employee--I am dedicated!

I loved it: Even though this work is of epic proportions with dozens of characters and a plot that spans a decade or so, I felt connected to the characters. The character development was beautiful (no surprise--this is Leo Tolstoy we're talking about), and I stayed motivated up through the 1000-page mark; after that my favorite character died (I won't say who in case any of you want to read this someday) and my enthusiasm started waning. But I read it!

I read War and Peace!! Now on to Anna Karenina. I love my Tolstoy class. :)


Jill said...

Wow, what an accomplishment! I haven't read War and Peace, but I've read Anna Karenina.

Kathy B. said...

Way to go! I remember making fun of your Grandma Wood for reading "War and Peace" at the lake on summer vacation. It wasn't the light read that I would have chosen!

michelle said...

Woohoo! I love Tolstoy, so War and Peace is on my to-read list.

Susan said...

Wow, that is an accomplishment!


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