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January 22 • reading goals and cinnamon rolls

Hi WP friends! I have decided to write as long as this wonderous blogging high is present ☺

I try not to overwhelm or limit myself too much, so I made my reading challenge goal 40 books on Goodreads! 627 more words


Tolstoy, faith and social media

Philip Yancey, in his book ‘Soul Survivor‘, writes how novelists understand the psyche better than any psychiatrist or psychologist. In novels, he says, are the most exquisite and accurate descriptions of human nature and we should go there to learn more of our brethren. 394 more words


Why Criticism Matters

I love reading book and movie reviews.  Sometimes I see a movie, or read a book, and I’m completely bowled over by it.  I am moved to my very foundation, my core, I am shaken…but I don’t know exactly why sometimes, and sometimes I lack the ability to put into words just why exactly I’ve been so touched (or so disappointed, for that matter).  954 more words

Guide to the Classics: Anna Karenina

An illustration from a 1914 edition of Anna Karenina.
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Judith Armstrong, University of Melbourne

“In order for a book to be good,” said Leo Tolstoy to his wife Sonya on March 2 1877, “one has to love its basic, fundamental idea. 1,089 more words

Book Review

Moscow versus Petersburg in Anna Karenina

According to Orlando Figes (Natasha’s Dance – Orlando Figes) Petersburg is for working and Moscow is for living. At least so it was in the old days before the revolution. 891 more words


Darkest Hour (2018)

Of all the major historical figures of the 20th century, the British have arguably mythologised Sir Winston Churchill above all others. He was the epitome of fighting, British ‘bulldog’ spirit – a powerful, legendary orator whose speeches have cascaded across the last seventy years of history as a nationalist rally against the forces of darkness. 1,246 more words


A Tight Rope By Sahar Abdulaziz

I have read a thriller after a long time and it came out to be the right one , to be more precise it is a political thriller. 23 more words