As at February 2nd, 2011
Pages read so far - 65
Confidence level - 5/5: At this pace I should remain on track!
Words I have had to look up:
Approbation - Approval or praise
Comments - Well the read-a-long has officially begun so we're off and running. I have until this time next week to read up to page 124 which shouldn't be too much of a drama. Two interesting things I noted during my reading this week: (1) It seems an international truth that young people plus alcohol equals stupidity. Strapping a policeman to a bear's back? Really??! and (2) They sure hook up young in this book. Running around making promises to be married at 12 years old, making it official at 16... wow. Although there are some things that never seem to change no matter where you are, this one is not one of them. I thought it was an interesting contrast.
Also I saw on an episode of Oprah that there's a movie called The Last Station about Tolstoy's life. Has anyone seen this and was it interesting? I read an article in the London Book Review not too long ago about the madness that was Tolstoy's relationship with his wife and how it drove him to his death so with that and reading this I'm curious. Thoughts?
Oh, and is anyone else joining me on this quest? Go on, you know you want to!!