May 192010
 
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It took me months, but I finally finished Anna Karenina. All 807 pages of it. Believe it or not, I actually liked it. (Well, not all of it. I got a little bored with some of the discussion of Russian agricultural techniques.) It was definitely a thought provoking book. It very clearly demonstrates the effect of getting “what you want”, when “what you want” is wrong. I don’t want to give away the plot, because I know you are all going to rush out to get a copy.

In case you’re wondering why I even chose to read Anna Karenina at all, I’m very slowly reading through the recommendations in The Well Educated Mind. My efforts to finally finish the book did cause me to miss a week in the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge. (or maybe 2. This is the 18th book I’ve completed this year, and this is week 20 of the challenge.) I’ll be doing some lighter reading to catch up 🙂

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  7 Responses to “Anna Karenina”

  1. I read Anna Karenina a couple years ago, and I’d agree: a little depressing at times, a little slow at times, thought provoking, and an overall good read. I’ll probably pick it up again in a few years.

  2. Wow, read the whole book? Congrats! i have that as a goal someday as well.

  3. Over the years I am forgetting it! But, for years, that was my favorite book:)) It is hard to get it read as a busy Mom, though–good for you!

  4. Glad you made it through the story. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  5. Wow! Good job! I would like to make it through some more of the books in the Well Trained Mind too.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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