Baby, it’s cold outside. #thedeanmartinversion
But really, it is cold and snowy outside. It would’ve been the perfect day to sit at home and read under the covers. And if you got to do that (🍮Julie 📚), I’m totally envious.
My reading time has been so infrequent over the last few days.
☝️This sums up my thoughts perfectly ☝️
Last night I mentioned the theme for this week is:
Considering that I have had next to no reading time, it’s somewhat ironic that I chose “big books”. If I can’t seem to get any reading time, how am I ever going to finish any book, let alone a “big” book?!
Oh well, such is life.
Sometimes you have to just keep on, keeping on. So, I’ll continue to talk books, even if I’m barely getting to read them. My heart is in it, I promise 📚
So, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is another big book that I’ve had on my big book list for too long. Have you read this? Did you love it, hate it-tell me!
Even if you’ve not read AK, you’ve at least heard of this book, right? Because I’ve not read this, I will give you the Amazon synopsis:
• Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel’s seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness •
Although I haven’t read this book, I’ve always loved the opening line:
“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” -Leo Tolstoy
It’s one of those classic lines that sticks with you. Or, it has with me anyway.
If you haven’t read AK, do you want to? I don’t have a desire to read a ton of classics. However, there are definitely a handful that come to mind that I do want to read. Sometimes I think what holds me back with the classic genre is the writing style, which equates to the speaking style of the characters. Typically it’s more formal, and at times a bit antiquated. I’m not against it at all, reading a wide scope of genres definitely enhances the mind, but at the same time, they don’t read as quickly. This may sound horrible, but I don’t always have the patience for them. Any thoughts, does this make me horribly shallow?
On that note, I’m going to close for the night. Sweet dreams, my dears.
“I’ve always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina