To procrastinate I was typing up some of the book I’m working on. The story is supernatural in nature and as I was writing about how I had a feeling I should not write the story and that something wasn’t letting me despite having new ribbon and perfectly functional keys the only key that would type anything was the period. Just ……. What the actual fuck. So yeah, that was my day.
Sevenlere sıra gelmez…😏
Me: *reads book*
Friend: Why would you read the book when you can just watch the movie
Write a story that ends with one character waiting for the arrival of another character.
Impulse buying books and then not reading them for months is my superpower
“And one day the girl with the books became the woman writing them.” -Kristen Costello❣️
“‘If we can do this impossible thing, perhaps together, we can do many impossible things.’”
—Alechia Dow, The Sound of Stars
YA book lovers, reblog with a similar book you’d recommend to your fellow bookworms. build off of each other’s recommendations and keep reblogging!
i’ll start with Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace
Translation: Louiss and Aylmer Maude
If you are a book lover, a lover of literature, especially historical literature, some works instantly stand out as a rite of passage. Tolstoy’s War and Peace is one of those works. Many book lovers are intimidated by it. “What is War and Peace? It is not a novel, even less is it a poem, still less a historical chronicle. ” This massive work spans about 20 years during the Napoleonic and the disastrous invasion of Russia. Tolstoy, not satisfied with the way history has been written, he sought to to establish a novel way of writing history, making the line between fiction and non-fiction even thinner. Through the lives of the tens of characters we meet, especially the 5 aristocratic families, the Rostóvs, the Bezúkhovs, the Bolkónskis, the Karágins, and the Drubetskóys, along with many real life historical people, Tolstoy attempts to demonstrate how the sweeping motion of history affected, even connected, the lives of hundreds of thousands, millions, between periods of war and peace.
Many will find it hard to follow through with the novel as it has no central “human ” character, yet to me, history itself is the main protagonist of War and Peace. This main protagonist affects every single person and place we encounter. History to Tolstoy isn’t the work of a few influential people who “change its course”. Neither Napoleon nor the Tsar changed the course of events with their actions. The continual locomotive motion of history will take every one with it, so someone like Napoleon won’t have a bigger influence than a common soldier.
But what of the characters? Tolstoy immersed me in the world of War and Peace. He doesn’t romanticize his characters, and it the really grow on you with their naturalism. This is a very immersive work not just by the richness of his Tolstoy’s descriptions, but also in his portrayal of the characters, their interactions with each others, and eventually their arcs. It was a little difficult to follow through at the beginning due to the book’s structure, but eventually I always awaited to see what will happen to this or that person.
As much as I loved War and Peace, I can see how it’s not for everyone. Yet if you are patient with it, not only it will give you important historical insights, but also you will enter into a profound discussion with Tolstoy on human nature and our place in the world.
clark from the unexpected everything is in fact my dream guy