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review 2018-12-03 15:09
Petty Judgementalism: "Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenin - Rosemary Edmonds,Leo Tolstoy


(Original Review, 1981-02-24)


If you're not familiar with the The Orthodox Church's intricacies, don't bother reading the novel. It might also to understand the social context in which Anna Karenina is set, which Tolstoy doesn't explain because he was writing for fellow members of the Orthodox Church who would have understood the particular nuances. For Russian society at the time, an immoral act was one that offended all Creation and therefore God himself - it is quite common for Russian priests even now to admonish those confessing to serious sins by telling them that they are 'spitting in Christ's face'.

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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text 2018-11-27 19:44
Reading progress update: I've read 10%.
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

It's such an unusual book but I am quite enjoying it. :)

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text 2018-11-09 09:59
4/24 Tasks: 7th of November: Diwali
Anna Karenina - Larissa Volokhonsky,Richard Pevear,Leo Tolstoy
Gathering Blue - Lois Lowry
The MacKinnon's Bride (Highland Brides, # 1) - Tanya Anne Crosby
El oso de karantania - Cristina Loza
Heidi - Johanna Spyri
Anne of Avonlea - L.M. Montgomery
Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw
Reforming Lord Ragsdale - Carla Kelly
Her Sister's Baby (Harlequin Superromance No. 627) - Janice Kay Johnson

Task 1:  Share a picture of your favorite light display. ~ I might be reaching here, but no man-made display has ever captivated me as much as the night sky (though lantern festivals come close).

Task 2:  Cleaning is a big part of this holiday; choose one of your shelves, real or virtual, and tidy / organise it.  Give us the before and after photos.  OR Tidy up 5 of the books on your BookLikes shelves by adding the CORRECT cover, and/or any other missing information.

 

Well, since I can never help myself, while searching for the girl with flowers covers I ended up merging one of my books into it's proper author, and I bet I'll end up doing some more, lol.

 

As for my physical library, I plan on an overhaul around Christmas, so I'll post pictures then.

Task 3: Eating sweets is also a big part of Diwali. Either select a recipe for a traditional sweet, or make a family favorite and share a picture with us.

 

Dulce de Leche!!

 

This is not an easy one to make, actually. I think we only attempted it once, it took a looooong time, and the consistence was not that firm (plus, I think we got a bit enthusiastic with the sodium bicarbonate)


Task 4: During Diwali, people pray to the goddess Lakhshmi, who is typically depicted as a beautiful young woman holding a lotus flower. Find 5 books on your shelves (either physical or virtual) whose covers show a young woman holding a flower and share their cover images.

 

I'm among those having a lot less difficulty finding women brandishing weapons than carying flowers among my covers, but children and classic books came to my rescue. Clearly, I might want to "make love not war" more reading-wise. If only I could find more romances that treaded better the line between crazy drama and blandness.

Book: Read a book with candles on the cover or the word “candle” or “light” in the title; OR a book that is the latest in a series; OR set in India; OR any non-fiction book that is ‘illuminating’ (Diwali is Sanskrit for light/knowledge and row, line or series)

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text 2018-03-23 15:46
How badly it's been misunderstood by many!
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

From what I heard about Anna Karenina (before I actually read it), it's about one strong woman's forbidden love. Frowned upon by society and rejected by her close ones, she finds no remedy but to throw herself under the train.

Nope!

Leo Tolstoy wasn't that nearsighted.

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text 2018-02-10 20:38
Reading progress update: I've read 25%.
Kissing Tolstoy - Penny Reid

I love that this female character says "i deserve better" and she acts on it. There is no acceptance or lowering herself to fit a man's ways. Yes, yes and yes

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