My name is Lindsay and this is just so I don't feel guilty for not keeping a written journal...


Monday, August 2, 2010

Anna KareNINA

Why does everyone call it 'Anna Karena'? I would mention to people that I'm reading 'Anna Karenina' and immediately get a funny glance. If anyone knows why this is then please, feel free to comment and tell me how pretty I am...

SO
, wanna know what I thought of it? ('Cause I finished it, yes I did. Mike said I wouldn't but I did.)

Well I liked it!

OK, have a great day!



Oh, should I add how I loved the characters? Even the pathetic ones. It was a complicated-yet-not novel of different personalities and how their choices gave them grief or blessings. But what it really came down to was one, long, Sunday-school lesson. Tolstoy, I believe, was expressing what it means to be a true Christian. And how Christianity is about joy. But if you're thinking of reading it don't worry- it's not preachy. The fascination is how Tolstoy lets you into the characters' minds and you see what drives them to follow the paths wither they go... (Did I use 'wither' correctly? If yes, then how fancy am I?)

Well, I'll stop myself before I start giving away plot points. Thanks for lending it to me Sara! The book was well 'loved'. (And by that I mean abused.)

What will I read next? Hmmmm, I'm curious to read 'Coraline'. At least with the book I won't have to watch Miss Spink and Miss Forcible nearly bare all... (shudder)

6 comments:

Sue O said...

Whither. I believe the way you spelled it has something to do with horses. No doubt Ellen will fill you in on that. Darn homonyms!

Ellen said...

Sue is correct. Horses have withers at the base of their neck that go under the front of the saddle. :)

lindsay said...

OK.OK. Guess I'm not fancy...

Brenda said...

Aside from spelling and what not, I'm proud of you and your literary pursuits. I wish I could get back into reading like I used to.

And you ARE pretty!

Kathy said...

I love that book! And I have always heard Karenina pronounced with four syllables, Kuh RENN in uh. Anyway, such a beautiful book. I've read it twice. Some of the political stuff makes my eyes glaze over but I love the characters too. Levin is my favorite! But they are all written so well you feel like you know them and understand them. The end to me is so beautiful and inspiring.

DeAnn said...

Try a book by Dorothy Sayers. I just read my first one and loved it!

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