As I'm about 76% of the way through Anna Karenina, I did a little Google search on Leo Tolstoy and instead of being interested in facts about his anarchism or gambling problems... I was obviously more intrigued by this (give me a break- I don't have to be to work today but was still up at 6:30. Stupid baby!): Paddywax offers an array of candles in their Library collection. I'm not sure that I ever realized that Edgar Allan Poe smells like cardamom, absinthe and sandalwood..
Syphilis and gonorrhea!? Did Tolstoy know how to party or what? [from Trivia-Library.com]
During his long life, Count Leo Tolstoi had been much more than the "angry young man" who turns novelist in order to change things or to better the condition of the oppressed. He was a tormented man, and his mind was plagued by the things he had done. "I put men to death," he wrote in his voluminous diary. "I fought duels to slay others, I lost at cards, wasted my substance wrung from
"...every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
The next book is our second foray into the world of Leo Tolstoy, and I'm pretty excited about this one. We'll be reading Anna Karenina!
So brush up on your Russian-last-name-deciphering-abilities and join me on the railroad tracks! #leotolstoy #annakarenina