Start The Year With A Classic of World Literature!

Happy New Year everyone! I send you my warmest wishes for every happiness in 2022.

For many, like me, one sure route to happiness is through reading. As I have discussed previously on this blog, I gained a huge amount of pleasure in 2021 from reading great works of literature a few pages a day, with the result that I was able to get through books that had seemed too formidable previously. This time last year, I was embarking on a daily read Dante’s The Divine Comedy. I went on to read Quo Vadis, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and David Copperfield in the same way. And of course I also hosted the #KaramazovReadalong with my dear friends Becky, and Elisabeth. What a stupendous project that was. I was delighted to find an accessible way to read all these classics.

And so, for 2022, Becky, Elisabeth and I are back with another Readalong adventure. This year, from 5 January to 31 December, we’ll be reading Leo Tolstoy’s War And Peace. This has 361 chapters, each only a couple of pages long. So once again, we’ll be taking it day by day and gaining all the benefits of community reading along the way.

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