War and Peace Readalong in 2011

Earlier this year I followed along as Stacy and Molly read War and Peace.  I went so far as to buy the edition shown here.  And then I got busy… with other things.

So when I saw that Jillian at A Room of One’s Own is hosting a chapter-a-day readalong (yes, there are 365 chapters) it seemed like one I could manage.

 

Jillian’s Guidelines –

  • the readalong will last from January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011
  • there will be 6 discussion posts for this novel, one at the end of every second month
  • I plan to include a ‘participant list’ in each bi-monthly post, as well as in this initial sign-up
  • you can blog however you want, and of course write more or less than 6 posts, if you prefer
  • I may do more than 6 posts, but I’ll only list participants in the 6 scheduledposts
  • you can also follow along without reading War and Peace, and comment as you please
  • no one who joins is required to comment on the posts of participants, including mine; this is just a place to gather, no obligation required

27 thoughts on “War and Peace Readalong in 2011

  1. Recently, I finished Pat Conroy’s My Reading Life where he confesses to having read this book 3X (can you believe)? I haven’t read it once, but this sounds like a great opportunity to read what I have been missing.

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    • How did I forget you read this last spring!?? I’m glad you liked it because then I’ll probably like it! I’m still not sure how much I’ll blog about it but I will at some point.

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  2. Glad you’re taking the plunge, Mary! I think it is definitely best to read it with others on a schedule 🙂

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  3. I have wanted to read this book for so long. I think I will read along with you and comment on your posts. Maybe 2011 will be the year I finally get this read. lol.

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    • Most of the daily chapters are very short, Dar. That made it attractive, lol. I mean, I don’t want to put my other reading on hold. I hope you’ll join!

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  4. What a terrific idea!! I would love to join in!!! I found my copy – published in 1945. Boy, that’s that been in the TBR a long time!!! LOL

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    • Was there a particular reason you chose this edition?? I’m going to download it on my Kindle but can’t decide between this one and the free one…any words of advice?

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      • Staci, I think it may be the edition Stacy and Molly went with. I also read several good reviews for this particular translation.
        When did you get a Kindle?!!

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        • I’m babysitting my son’s right now!!! Not sure when he’ll get a chance to get it back. Right now he’s at boot camp and then he will go for more training for 6 weeks somewhere and then get a final landing spot! So for now I have his Kindle. He’ll read this one for sure!!

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  5. This is one of those books I know I should read but never got around to doing it. It just seems like a daunting task. But maybe this is just the thing I need to make it happen.

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  6. Tolstoy can not be beat. You are going to enjoy this one but if you like to be adventurous, try his short stories they aren’t as daunting as the massive volume of War and Peace.

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  7. This is such a tempting challenge! I already have the book, so no excuse there! I’m going to check out the first chapter during the holidays and decide then if I can manage it.

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  8. I’m really looking forward to this! I’ve always meant to read War and Peace, and a whole year to do it in plus lots of support sounds wonderful.

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  9. I have committed myself to reading and/or re-reading the classics this year. I never finished War and Peace (more years ago than I care to comment about), but I’d like to do so this year and this seems like the perfect challenge. Although I will be joining late; this is a good impetus for me to get to it (since I already have it downloaded). A chapter a day is eminently doable, so I’ll just do 2 chapters a day to catch up. 🙂 Thanks for the info!

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