The bits and pieces, pain and joy that we call Life. And books. Lots of books. And movies. And this chair. That's all I need. Oh, I need this desk lamp.
Funny Melba, I was at Borders the other day and they had 20% off some books on display... and I came home with Anna and War and Peace. I think that is my reading list for 2010 in just two books!
I started reading Anna a few days ago, Melba. So far, it's ace-skiOh! And I've gone off my Pandora bracelet. I got a silver charm bracelet (the old type) for Christmas and it's got a typewriter (with a moving carriage!) and a triceratops on it and several books including Anna K. It's so, so cute
Oh Cath, I don't have a copy of W&P. Maybe I'd better go and get one from Borders.I reckon I will do the Russians, then the French and then the Americans, which sounds dirty doesn't it?Hey squib. I'm up to page 306 in the Penguin Classics version. I had started about a month ago or so, then got sidetracked, we moved, read some non-delicious filler, then got back into it a couple of days ago. I'm loving it too-ski. But it's really quite difficult not to compare one's own attempts at writing as pathetic.And the Pandora - I'm ashamed to say I went off mine almost instantly (ie never wore it.) But I am intrigued by your charm bracelet. Where from? How? My mum has one that her sister put together during a world trip in, I think, 1960. It has a bobby's hat which opens and has a little policeman inside; a ferris wheel that moves with coloured carriages; a beer stein from Germany that opens just for starters. It's in heavy silver and I love.
When I've put one of the charms back on, I will take a pic and tell you where I got the bits fromI think it's because I've just read The Mysterious Island by Verne and as much as I love him, he's just not very sensitive when it comes to characterisation. So in contrast, Tolstoy is just killing me with his, I don't know, gentle perceptiveness
AK is the best book ever written and Levin is my favourite character of all time. But then I've told you that before haven't I?
You might have said it before, Bob, but if I hadn't read enough of it, or any of it, it wouldn't have made sense.I think Levin is MY favourite character of the book. Not sure about all time. But he'd be up there, defo Top 5. He is really quite terrific. I haven't finished it yet, though, so he might go up to all time top spot.
Right from the start, Levin seemed like he was from Melbourne
If I was a man, I'd be someone like Levin I think. Or hope.
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