Thursday, January 15, 2015

Just a little war and peace

We've started reading War and Peace in my Tolstoy class.

We're only 115 pages in. There are 1337 pages.

I am so excited. It's one of those books that just dares you to try to read it. And we get to analyze it in my literature class.

Not to mention, I love Tolstoy. He is one of my favorite authors. The way he writes about life, love, and loss . . . he understands the human journey, and how life is made up of the prosaic.

And he makes the prosaic beautiful.

Also, I've been thinking about this quote from my Tolstoy professor all week:

"Mistakes are not fatal. They are often just missteps. But that doesn't mean that we are off course."

I love that.

And I'm looking forward to reading this epic.

All 1337 pages of it.


  1. i love this.
    i love tolstoy.
    i love you.

  2. War and Peace is on my "to read this year" list. I probably better get started--since being Mama to a toddler often means my reading time is in snippits throughout the day.

  3. I love that quote. It rings true in my soul. I am so grateful you shared.