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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along: All’s Well That Ends. (Well…)
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Alternate post title: All’s Well That Ends Well (If You Are A Rich, Titled Male) “All’s Well That Ends Well” was the working title of what eventually became War and Peace. AWTEW was to be set just after the Crimean War, in which Tolstoy fought during the 1850s. But Tolstoy...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume III, Part III: Fan Video Appreciation Week
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume III, Part III: Fan Video Appreciation Week
Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. I was going to save this for the end of the read-along, but I didn’t find much to remark on in this section. Well, okay, two quick things: Helene tries to get […]
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Vacation Reads 2017: The good, the bad, the DNF, and more
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Vacation Reads 2017: The good, the bad, the DNF, and more
Ah, vacation reading. So many decisions. Light reads or heavy reads? Which physical books to pack? Which to download on your ereader? Which books can you stand to read to your children a million times over the next week? What book will soothe your frazzled nerves when Air Canada announces that yo...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume III, Part II: Napoleon Bonaparte Has a Cold
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume III, Part II: Napoleon Bonaparte Has a Cold
  Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. Several of our main characters do important things in this chapter. Pierre joins the war as a spectator, which is apparently a thing you can do. The old prince dies...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume II, Part V and Volume III, Part I: Get it, girl
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Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. I’d vaguely heard of the musical “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812”, but I’d no idea that it was currentl...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume II, Parts III and IV: Phoning it in
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Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. It happens every read-along: around halfway through, the host starts phoning it in. I regret to inform you that the time has come. I’m about to fly across the countr...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume II, Parts I and II: Superfluous Men
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume II, Parts I and II: Superfluous Men
Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. Wait, aren’t all men superfluous? No, and I won’t tolerate that kind of misandry around here. ACTUALLY, the “Superfluous Man” is a literary trope c...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part III: Hélène’s boobs destroy society
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part III: Hélène’s boobs destroy society
Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. Was I the only one surprised that this wasn’t a “Peace” section, given that Part I was all “Peace”, and part II was all “War”? Th...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part II: Did you get the memo?
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part II: Did you get the memo?
Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. THE FIRST OF THE DREADED WAR PARTS. And it was okay! Fascinating, even. As a Canadian, I’ve read plenty about World War I. I read Fifth Business in grade 11 and The ...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part I: Welcome to the SP, bitch
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part I: Welcome to the SP, bitch
Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. Leading up to this read-along, I tweeted a joke about Andrei and Pierre being like Ryan and Seth of The OC – a brooding tough guy and an awkward man-child, brought t...
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