Monday, December 22
"War is not a polite recreation but the vilest thing in life, and we ought to understand that and not play at war." ~ War and Peace
After hours and hours spent at Borders (the wonderful thing about being in the Orem area, there is a Borders! I don't know why I like it so much more than Barnes and Noble), I decided it was finally time for me to read War and Peace (by the way, check out this cute picture of Tolstoy reading to kids!). I read through seven different translations, and finally settles on a translation by Andrew Bromfield. It reads like a well-written novel, and not an obviously translated novel. So, thus far I am on page 34, and not a lot has happened. However, I kind of love to read long books (you know what is the best? Long books that are part of a series!) because I hate for stories to end. So, I'm sure I'll love it!