***Group Read: Anna Karenina (Spoiler Free)
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Please note that for the group reads this year we are setting up both Spoiler Free and Spoiler threads in the hopes that discussion will be stimulated, so please post to the appropriate thread.
The link to the spoiler thread: http://www.librarything.com/talktopic.php?topic=79002
But this book has been sitting on my shelf for SOOOO long . . . and I'd really like to read it, and this is as good a time as any! It will be nice to have company.
Is it safe to assume the translation doesn't matter?
Since I loved the P-V translation of War and Peace so much last year, I am using their translation for Anna Karenina as well.
#21: I have no idea if it is going to cause confusion or not. I guess maybe it will depend on how close the names are to the original names in discussing characters.
Those I can find!
>21 tymfos:, 22 - I wonder if there's a name-to-name guide somewhere on the net?
I forget where I originally found this equation, but a blogger found an equation to estimate pages on the kindle:
Location/16.69 = pages
So far it's worked out to be within a page or two of actual physical copies, so if I end up reading it on the Kindle that's what I'll use. Just thought I'd throw it out there in case anyone else is considering using a Kindle copy.
since I can't buy books I'll be using this online version here:
Happy New Year!
The P-V edition I am using has 864 pages.
An added incentive for me is that I 'inherited' 2 boxes of Folio Society books and this one is included a 1975 edition - yiphee!!!
If you have any questions, please ask.
So do we post our thoughts only after Feb 15 since this is the spoiler-free thread?
And I didn't realize that there were so many chapters to a section...or that my roman numeralling skills would be put to the test!
I am not very good in reading multiple books at a time ;-)
Just be aware that there may be some spoilers in the descriptions of the characters. Don't know why they do that! When we read War and Peace last year there were spoilers in the character list as well.
I wish I could only read 3 books at a time. Currently, I am reading 19. Yikes!
I like to read several books at once, myself. I like being able to dip in and out; if I'm bored with one book, I can read in another one. I'm doing the group read of Les Miserables right now--a great book, but I can't imagine reading only that book (it's HUGE, and is taking us months to get through). But everyone is different. I think it's so cool that we all have our own styles and preferences but we all agree on one thing--we love to read.
I'm being much too philosophical for this early in the a.m.!
I agree with you - it is terrific that although we all read in our own manner, we are reading!
There is no way I can stick to one book at a time. My brain is just too higgledy-piggledy for that.
Does the chapter numbering start over for each part in everyone's edition? I flipped through mine to find where chapter 34 was, and I saw it about 200+ pages in. Then I realized that was chapter 34 of part two! I have an old QPB edition, though, and it doesn't even have a table of contents to tell me how many parts there are.
I'm rather behind schedule now...
You do have a month to do this month's 'assignment', you know. It is far too early to start stressing over it.
As far as Anna Karenina being the most perfect novel ever written, I had not heard that. I have no idea how anyone could judge that unless they had read every novel ever written and somehow I doubt that.
I have read, as well, that this is the best novel ever written. IDK; how would a person ever really know?
Thank you for setting this up.
I haven't had a chance to get a copy and get started yet - too many other books. But I will catch up over the next month - I hope.
What happens first then - do we all start talking on February 15 about the first 100 pages?
Anyone wanting to share thoughts and impressions on the first month's reading, please head over to the spoiler thread: http://www.librarything.com/topic/79002. Hope to see you there!
I'm very late to the party. However I read up to the first part last night and am determined to catch up this weekend.
Glad to have you with us!
Once our cantata is done on Sunday, my life may be a little more back to normal. This week is chaos.
Please remember to comment on the spoiler thread! http://www.librarything.com/topic/79002
I'm busy organizing our library book sale this week - so maybe after that I can catch up! Just as long as I don't get too discouraged and give up, I'll be happy.
Once I make myself pick it up, I get pulled into the story and the reading goes well.
So, read part six, (in my edition pages 551-669) for the June 15-July 15 'assignment.'
That would be an understatement for me, Stasia. I "officially, temporarily" abandoned the book a while back, but still plan to finish eventually. . . (I think.)
Glad to know I am not the only one! lol
Thanks for the reminder, Stasia!