Sunday Post #5

Happy February, everyone. The groundhog didn’t see his shadow in my neighborhood so I guess that means winter is almost over, right? Ok, I won’t get the patio furniture out of the storage shed quite yet ūüôā

In other news: I finally did it! I finished reading War & Peace last week after deciding to power through the final 100 pages. Whew!

My brief take: I found it interesting that it was more a philosophical study of various aspects of war¬†and human nature than an actual historical novel. Didn’t expect that. For a more in-depth and entertaining review I suggest reading Matt’s review¬†over at Goodreads – especially if you’ve read W&P.

I was happy to finally mark it ‘read’ and want to thank Jillian for organizing the readalong. I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t have attempted it without seeing her blog post back in December, 2010.

Anyone know?

I signed up for the War & Peace read-along – the one that lasts the entire year. So, I’m up to date with my reading – at page 800 in the edition I’m reading. ¬†I thought I’d check in with the group and when I clicked the link I landed on a page that said the blog had been deleted by the owner.

Does anyone know what happened? Did the blog move? I hope Jillian is ok. I understand if she got too busy to keep up – she’s a busy student. I’m just curious. ¬†I’ll keep reading to the end – it’s a chapter each day so it’s not hard to keep going.

Are you reading W&P with this group?


UPDATE: Thanks to Kaye I tracked down the W&P read along blog!

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 ‚Äď 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¬†‚Äėparticipant list‚Äô 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‚Äôll 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