My friend The Hot Mess recently brought my attention to this (she always finds the best shit. I guess it's from all that extra time she has on her hands NEGLECTING HER BLOGS! Whatever.. benefits me!) Book-A-Minute Classics Some of my favorites:Don Quixote by CervantesDon Quixote:Chivalry demands I destroy that evil thing. Sancho Panza:
No, master. It is something ordinary and harmless. Don Quixote:
THE END Finnegans Wake by James Joyce James Joyce:I have cre
Amazon... I mean Santa's elves... delivered part of Lorelai's Christmas gift. And I'm soooo psyched! Here they are! These are beautifully done children's board books with gorgeous felted character dolls reenacting the infamous tales. I love that the pivotal scenes are described in only one word, making it easy for a mere baby to grasp the complexities of Tolstoy (okay... not entirely, but I can't wait til Lorelai walks into kindergarten and tells her teacher that her favori
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