Tally Tuesday- April 25, 2017

Checked Out



  1. Imperium by Robert Harris


  1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

TBR Fuck if I know.

Yes, I am a day late.  Truth time!  I gave myself a few days off from life.  I didn’t work on my to do list.  I ate delicious foods.  I took a couple of little naps.  It was wonderful.  Actually, the whole weekend and into Monday was great.  I saw lots of people I enjoy spending time with and I had my favorite drinks and I just chilled.  Plus, I kind of wanted to put writing off until I finished War and Peace so that I would actually have something to show for the week, completely forgetting that I bought a book in the middle of the night.

Let’s talk about this purchase first.  I spend a lot of time up in the middle of the night.  I check the Amazon daily deals usually at some point when I am making bottles.  I sit on my couch with my Kindle and read while I do this daunting, but mostly just annoying, task and Monday morning I happened to recognize the name Robert Harris.  Why?  Because he’s Nick Hornby’s brother-in-law and I’ve been reading about how great he is for years.  So I bought it.  Whatever.  Maybe I’ll even read it someday.

Of course, the big news is that I finished War and Peace.  I loved it.  I really did.  That second epilogue is a bit much but the rest of it, even the war pars that I kept saying I didn’t like, was pretty damn good.  These characters will stick with me for a long time and I’m going to miss them.  I never ever expected to like it.  I just wanted to read it to be a snot to everyone who said I wouldn’t have time to read after I had a baby.  Ha!  Proved you guys wrong!  Ian probably has very deep thoughts about the free-will of mankind.

A review will follow but I cannot even wrap my head around that yet.

Okay, this week:  I’m about to finish a Little Black Classic, take on the latest One Story, and then we are off to the next big book.  Stephen King’s The Stand, the complete and uncut edition.  I’m excited!


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