So, I’m attempting War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy again. I tried it back in January. It was to be my challenging book for 2017. One of the books I always wanted to read, but got scared of. Why, did it scare me? Not sure if it was the amount of pages or the small print. Or, just the fact it’s classic literature. I’ve read plenty of books that large before. Even the classics.
I hope to do updates as I read it. Plus, it’s a big book. If I’m lucky, I’ll remember everything I read when I finish it.
I think I had issues the first time because of life, stress, etc. Plus, I think it was the translation I had purchased. I purchased a new translation, so we shall see what I think of the new version.
I did get the Audible version back in January, but I think when I started to listen to it; my mind was on other things. That is a book you don’t want to zone out of. I might try it again to help get through the book quicker.
The only issue with the Audible and the book? Both are different translations. I noticed the chapters are a little off, so this could get interesting.
So wish me luck. I’m about to do at least a half hour of it tonight before I dig a hole in my book for book club.
When I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, I knew I wanted to read something else by her. I loved Me Before You and couldn’t put it down. I knew I would enjoy something else by Moyes. At least, I hoped so. It has happened before where you read something and can’t wait to read the next one. Only to discover the next book is a disappointment. Well lucky for me I loved Paris for One, even it was a collection of short stories with one novella.
I don’t want to take up your time and go over every single story. So I’ll just focus on the one I enjoyed the most. My favorite story would be the title story, Paris for One. Oh, how I wished the story had been longer. That one had been the novella. I really wanted more of this one. The ending felt rushed, but Moyes probably had to do it that way because it wasn’t the length of a novel. Either way, I was happy with the ending. With Paris for One, you do have your girl meets boy story. With the other short stories, you’ll have a little romance and people living their everyday lives.
Definitely check it out. You won’t be disappointment. I’m ready to read her next book.
So for one of my book clubs this month, we read The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. I gave it five stars on Goodreads. I really liked this one. It reminds me of chick lit. That was nice. It’s been awhile since I read chick lit. Makes me want to read some more.
The book follows Don, who is a professor at a college in Australia. He is working on the Wife Project. He’s looking for the woman he will marry. Along the way, he meets Rosie who has her own mission. She wants to find out who her real father is. With Don’s genetic experience, the two start the Father Project.
I was hooked from the beginning. I did not want to put the book down. I honestly can’t find fault with this one. Don and Rosie were likable.
If you like chick lit, humor, and even science. I think you would like this book. I could go into more detail, but it’s one of those I’m going to say. Read it. Enjoy it.
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