War and Peace READALONG – Intro


Hanna at Booking in Heels is being a doll and hosting this epic War & Peace readalong! It, gratefully enough, is spread over the course of about three months, which I’m pretty sure is the only way I would be able to ever read this. For some reason, War & Peace is one of those books that I just kind of figured I’d never read, because it is just so damn giant and intimidating. Honestly, if the honeyman wasn’t away until June I probably wouldn’t have joined in. But since he’s away and I have nothing but time, I figured why not!

I’m reading the Pevear translation, because I’ve heard good things about his translations before. And, you know – it’s pretty. I currently have a copy from the library, but I’m going to buy my own soon so I can make a ton of notes in the margins. And I downloaded some free or 99 cent version of W&P for reading on my Kindle – we’ll see how that goes. Otherwise, I’ll probably just read at home.

I’d like to say that I’m going to start this tonight, but probably not – other blogging and stuff to catch up on. So hopefully tomorrow. And I’ll try to tweet along with the #ReadingTolstoyTogether hashtag as I go. Let’s do this!





  1. Good luck. I’m joining too because I’m too daunted by the tomb to read it myself. Using a Library copy as well. I figure if I find reading it tolerable the first week then I’ll buy my own copy so I can write in it.


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