Tag Archives: Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina Fridays – Final Post

This week, for the final week of the Anna Karenina read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I completed my reading of Leo Tolstoy’s work.  This week’s reading was the climax for all of the main characters of the book. For starters, I would be remiss if I didn’t begin my thoughts with Anna’s suicide by train. […]

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Anna Karenina Fridays – Week 11

This week, the penultimate week for the Anna Karenina read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read to Part VII Chapter XXIX.  In this week’s reading, we got to see how much some characters grew, such as Kitty and Levin, and how others, such as Anna have started to retard in their growth. I learned, in […]

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Anna Karenina Fridays – Week Ten

This week for the Anna Karenina read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read up to Part VII Chapter VII.  This week’s reading delved more into Anna’s psyche with Dolly visit, Levin going to a local election, and Levin and Kitty’s departure to Moscow for the birth of their child. One of the interesting things […]

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Anna Karenina Friday – Week Nine

This week for the Anna Karenina read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read up to Part VI Chapter XX.  This week’s reading dealt more with country living, i.e., Levin’s estate and the social aspects of living in the country. That’s one of the main ideas I want to talk about this evening, is Levin […]

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December Is Here – Time To End 2011 With A Bang

It just seems like yesterday that it was January and the year was new.  I can’t believe how quickly 2011 has gone by.  Before I turn to what’s coming for December, I just want to take a moment to talk about this past month.  In November, I continue participating in a read-along for Leo Tolstoy’s […]

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Anna Karenina Fridays – Week Eight

This week for the Anna Karenina read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read up to Part VI Chapter I.  With this week’s reading, we returned more to the plot-lines with Anna, Vronsky, Kitty and Levin. I was impressed with how strong Kitty has become in this week’s reading.  It was definitely a major 180 […]

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Anna Karenina Fridays – Week 7

This week for the Anna Karenina read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read up to Part V Chapter XV.  This week’s reading combined a lot of cultural information with some exciting and interesting plot twists. Obviously, this week’s reading, the most interesting take-away is Alex Karenin’s change in attitude toward both Vronsky and Anna.  Alex’s change […]

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Thanksgiving & Reading

I don’t know about you, but I’m shocked that Thanksgiving week is already here.  It just seems like yesterday it was the beginning of 2011.  I can’t begin to list the things I’m grateful this year, aside from a loving wife, but I’m truly grateful to her for agreeing to me fueling my reading habit […]

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Anna Karenina Fridays – Week Six

This week for the Anna Karenina read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read up to Part IV Chapter XVIII.  This week’s reading was quite revealing for me on quite a number of fronts.  This week, we got back more into the interaction between Anna and Vronsky, and Kitty and Levin. While these interactions are […]

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Anna Karenina Fridays – Week 5

This week for the Anna Karenina read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I completed the third part.  This week’s reading was somewhat different from last week’s.  This week, we learned more about Anna and Vronsky, and in particular, what Anna’s husband, Alex, was going to handle the situation.  We also discovered more about Levin’s political […]

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