Thursday 9 September 2010

Joining a read-along

Apparently today is Leo Tolstoy's 182nd birthday and over at Dove Grey Reader there is a read-along starting today of War and Peace, which, in a fit of naive enthusiasm, I have decided to join. This is not as ambitious as it initially sounds as we will be taking an entire year to read the book, which averages to just short of four pages a day. It is the sheer number of people in the book that is far more intimidating, though DGR has quite helpfully designed a bookmark with all the main characters listed to help you keep track.
So anyway, I'll let you know how it goes.


  1. Hello! I've just popped over to say hello and straight into War and Peace!

    This endeavour sounds like a brilliant supportive way to read a mammoth classic (I've been on page 5 since 1986 or thereabouts...!!!) so GOOD LUCK with your reading.

    Take care

  2. My husband has just finished W&P and really loved it - he read it over about 4 months but then he had a lot of flights and long train journeys... Hope you enjoy!

  3. Love the idea of a bookmark with the main characters on it. I could do with those for some other books (more because of my memory than their complexity).


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