Here We Go Again…..

35232272So, 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.

War & Peace

So, I did it. I finished Book One of War and Peace. Or, I think in some editions, it’s Part One? I noticed with the book I’m reading, it says Book One. The Audible version says Part One. Unfortunately, I have many more to go. So far I’m enjoying it. At least from what I can get out of it. There are many characters and a lot of detail.

I really need to stay focused when reading it. It’s one of those books where you can’t let your mind wonder. I’ve learned no TV or music on when reading this one. Like, I mentioned above. I did download it from Audible. The narrator would be perfect for this if it had been an easier book. This one? Again, with all the characters and detail? It makes it a lot harder to focus even with the narrator.

I’m still going to try and listen to it though. So far the best way to listen is when I’m walking Gabby, my dog. Car? My mind wonders. Wait, that sounds bad. It’s more like I lose focus because of the driver in front or behind me. Most of the time, being an idiot. 

I have heard it gets better as the book goes along. So fingers crossed. Hopefully, I’ll have another update soon.