War and Peace Newbies Read-Along | Week Five


Welcome one, welcome all, to the fifth of my weekly progress reports  for War and Peace. You may have seen my previous weekly post summarising my week 4 progress, if not please do pop on over to it to see how it went. And for those who have no idea what I’m going on about at all, you may want to head on over to the blog of the War and Peace Newbies Read-along host Laura from Reading In Bed.

Every week I’m doing a short progress post or wrap-up of my thoughts so far on the book, all very low key, probably in the form of bullet points, and likely not always coherent. So don’t expect eloquence or a comprehensive guide to the novel is what I’m trying to say – at best, my approach is scatter-gun and what catches my eye probably isn’t the most important detail in the text. Expectations lowered accordingly? Ok, then let’s see how Week 5 went, which covered Volume II, Parts III and IV of War and Peace…


What a way to end a wrap-up…

Now we move onto volume 2, part 5, and volume 3, part 1, so lots of reading ahead still.  If I’m brutally honest, I’m getting to that point now where I’ve read 600 pages of a book and I’m like… ok but does this story ever actually end or will I just be reading War and Peace for the rest of my life? I guess that’s what I signed up for when I commited to this though, we’re in this for the long haul, folks, so I’ll see you back here next week (hopefully on schedule this time round) for more of War and Peace.

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3 responses to “War and Peace Newbies Read-Along | Week Five”

  1. OH MY GOD. I laughed out loud twice: “4) profit” and Sony and Nikolai fucking in the barn. Ok I cackled at that last one. And WHAT is the deal with mustaches in this book??

    I’m so late on my post I don’t know what I’m going to do. Thank you for being so thorough and so hilarious this week, I may just direct people here!!


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