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Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

When it comes to Christmas and birthday gifts, I’m very easily pleased. And so when my cousin Hal asked for present suggestions prior to my annual visit to Yorkshire, I emailed him with the names of the books I had left to read from the Top 100 and was delighted to receive copies of Bleak House, David Copperfield and Anna Karenina. 361 more words

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The Only Perfection Exist in Imperfection

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

So much of our lives is devoted to this endless search for perfection: the perfect job, the perfect car, the perfect house, and the perfect relationship.  506 more words

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Why War and Peace is a must-read!

I finally got around to finishing War and Peace! It took me long enough, especially since I read so slow and have been busy, but was it worth it! 563 more words

Rant: Domestic And Dead

So recently I have been thinking a lot about what it means to live a full life and somehow I always find a way to tie these thoughts to feminism. 902 more words

Friday Five. It's been a rough week, yet again.

Happy Friday. It’s Friday Five!

January has not been a good month for me or for any of the sports teams I support. Well, there have been some good days, but mostly bad. 811 more words

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"Truth, Like Gold..."

“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth,

but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”

                                                                                — Leo Tolstoy

 

 Photo by M.L. Rowland
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Leo Tolstoy, New Year Hiking, and Happy Families

I am reading Leo Tolstoy’s epic, Anna Karenina. Even if you’ve never read the story, I’m sure you’ve heard its opening line:

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

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