Yesterday I mentioned joining the Tea & Books Reading Challenge. Another book event that I plan to tackle in 2012 is a group read of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. If you are interested in joining this group please visit A Room of One’s Own for the details and to sign up. Originally this project started in 2011, however some of the original members fell behind or got too busy with life. So Jillian is offering an extension for those still reading the novel and she is allowing new members to join. I’m a new member to the group. The event takes place from January 1st through the end of June. I’m hoping six months will allow me enough time to read this novel and other works on my list. My copy of War and Peace has 696 pages, which is way I didn’t count it towards my Tea & Books Reading Challenge since it isn’t quite over 700 pages. But it is darn close! (Correction, Caroline at Beauty is a Sleeping Cat pointed out that I own an abridged version of the novel. I’ve had this copy for years, over twenty, and I’ve never looked at the inside. I think this proves how much this book intimidates me. Thank goodness I didn’t have the unabridged on my shelf or I never would have considered this group read. I will be reading an unabridged version and now I can count this work towards my Tea & Books Reading Challenge. Thanks Caroline! I would have felt like a cheater if I found out later.)
I’ll be honest, I’m a little nervous about this one. For some reason this tome intimidates me. But here’s to hoping that I will fall in love with the story and his writing. Also this novel is on my 1001 list so no matter what I’ll have to read it in order to finish my reading challenge. I’m hoping that reading it with fellow bloggers will make it more enjoyable and less intimidating.