Reading War and Peace

War and Peace
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Yep, I’m doing it.  I’m going to read the mother of all books.  The big one, the doorstop, the massive tome know as War and Peace the Russian that looks a little like Rasputin to me, Leo Tolstoy.  But don’t worry I have a plan.  I’ve gotten the full, unabridged audio version, all 48 CDs and 61 hours!  The library had that.  Boom, savings of $44 bucks!  I picked up the Cliff Notes too, again from the library.

However, so far, I have been reading it mostly on my phone.  Strange huh?  The chapters are pretty short from what I’ve read.  I’m only on chapter 8.  I’m reading slow.  My 2 year old loves to listen to me read it at her bed time.  It puts her to sleep quickly, 😉

I did borrow the paper version from the library too, but had to give it back quickly, it is just too thick to hold and read for any long amount of time.

War and Peace Progress
War and Peace Progress

Pitiful, I know I’m only 2.5% completed with the book.  I’ll update you as I go along, but so far the book is not boring.  It is not what I would call a page-turner either though.  The goal is to finish the book by the end of this year.  I’m not even sure if I’m on pace for that or not.

I do have ankle surgery coming up and will be unable to put any weight on my foot for at least 2 weeks, so that should give me some time to put into reading this.  Next, you will ask, why I’m reading this.

Well readers love lists and this is on one of the only list I have been working on for the past several years.  The BBC 100.  I need to post that list up here and my progress on it too.  Thats all for now, I’ll keep you updated on how it is going when I make some progress on the thing.  For now, back to reading!