An Ode To Unaccelerated Reading - 10 long novels worth the time spent (putting these on my ever-growing list)
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Even if one could never “finish” great literature, one has to begin somewhere.  Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they dealt with the truth of the human spirit. He was also, as any great writer, an insatiable reader of literature, which…

Even if one could never “finish” great literature, one has to begin somewhere. Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they dealt with the truth of the human spirit. He was also, as any great writer, an insatiable reader of literature, which…

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thats right i read the whole flippin book.  before they had helpful annotations too!

thats right i read the whole flippin book. before they had helpful annotations too!

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// Classic Books People Pretend They’ve Read But Actually Haven’t + reasons why (or why not) to read them

// Classic Books People Pretend They’ve Read But Actually Haven’t + reasons why (or why not) to read them

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Like the house of literature it belongs to, the story revolves around a alarmingly large number of characters, connecting threads of each to the enigmatic Anna Karenina

Like the house of literature it belongs to, the story revolves around a alarmingly large number of characters, connecting threads of each to the enigmatic Anna Karenina

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The Death of Ivan Ilych...a little hard in the beginning but its a book worth reading if you like classics :)

The Death of Ivan Ilych...a little hard in the beginning but its a book worth reading if you like classics :)

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy -Let me preface this by saying that this book drove me mad! I hate the character of Anna, but this is written so lovely with many other fascinating characters, it's worth it. The movie---> blehhh! But it's a different animal.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy -Let me preface this by saying that this book drove me mad! I hate the character of Anna, but this is written so lovely with many other fascinating characters, it's worth it. The movie---> blehhh! But it's a different animal.

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20 Leo Tolstoy Quotes You Must Read -  inspirational, motivational, quote, image,

20 Leo Tolstoy Quotes You Must Read - inspirational, motivational, quote, image,

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Leo Tolstoy, Fables and Fairy Tales | 11 Literary Giants Who Have Penned Delightful Children’s Books

Leo Tolstoy, Fables and Fairy Tales | 11 Literary Giants Who Have Penned Delightful Children’s Books

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