Thursday, August 21, 2014

TBR Thursday (2)

TBR Thursday is a meme that was started by Sarah (Words with Sarah). All that's done is you pick a book that's been on your TBR list for three or more months that you plan on reading during the week or weekend.

This Thursday, I've decided to go with a classic that I'll probably be reading for a while because it is over seven hundred pages.

It's not that I am a slow reader; I just like to make sure that when I read a classic, I take my time because I don't want to miss anything. Besides, I'm an English teacher, so I always want to find out just why people love some of these books. It's an odd habit of mine.

I'm also reading a little bit of this at night before I go to bed. The chapters are short, and only reading one or two chapters a night for a while will cause me to take a while with this book. Oh well. It's not about how long it takes to read a book; it's about reading it and the love of literature.

Okay, so without further ado, my choice for TBR Thursday is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I've been wanting to read it since high school, but I never had the time. A few years ago, the movie was released, so I got the itch to read it again. (I still haven't seen the movie.) I probably still don't have the time to read it, but I started it a few days ago, and I'm ready to find out what happens. I'm going to make the time.

I'll try to keep everyone updated on this one. I'll be reading it while reading a few other books, but I'm really excited to finally add this to my read shelf.


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  2. Oh what an interesting choice! I can't wait to see your review on it :)

    Also don't forget to link up your post to the linky on my post so more people can see!

  3. Anna - Thank you so much! I've only been blogging for a month now, so that really means a lot to me. I'll head over and check everything out in just a second.

    Sarah - I will. I babysit all day, so I wrote it last night and had it scheduled to post. :)
    And thanks. I'm enjoying it so far.

  4. I need to get Anna Karenina! I'm trying to collect all the B&N Classics Collection (:

  5. Robin - That's what this one is. A Barnes and Noble classic. It doesn't have the beautiful leather cover, but it's a hardcover. It'll last a while.

  6. Anna Karenina was both meh and wow for me. Some parts were absolutely fantastic while other parts were uninteresting and dragged on. However, my friend really liked it and I hope you do too.

    Have you watched the 2012 adaptation starring Keira Knightley? It doesn't really follow the book but it's a wonderful film with stunning cinematography and beautiful costumes. Plus, the dance scene between Anna Karenina and Vronsky is to die for! :)

    1. I haven't gotten to read it in a few days, but so far, it's good. I haven't tackled Tolstoy yet, so I figured it was time.

      I really, really want to see the movie with Keira Knightley. She is one of my favorite actresses, and the movie looked really good, although I saw a lot of negative reviews. I think it was on sale at Target, so I'll probably buy it after I finish reading. I love period movies, so it'll be good to add to my collection.


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