Ragdoll update

I am unfortunately out of Internet (typing this post on my phone!), meaning that posts are on hiatus for a while. I will take a wee minute to update you on my reading progress – just finishing of part v of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. It seemed a daunting prospect at first, and I was a little disappointed that my edition seems to have anglicised names, but I am really drawn in by it. The heroine is not my favourite character – I don’t care as much about her as I do the others. Levin and Kitty are my favourites at the moment, there’s something a lot more touching and innocent about their characters, more genuine I suppose. I have been wondering what other people think of the characters in Anna Karenina – who are your favourites and why? The back cover tells me that the novel ends in tragedy and I am completely unfamiliar with the story so I am looking forward to seeing what happens. As it’s a Russian novel I keep expecting it to turn into Doctor Zhivago

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  1. My book group read Anna several years ago. Most of us had read it in college and thought it was so romantic. When we read it the second time, all as women in our 40’s with children, we all wanted to slap her and tell her to suck it up and deal. I much prefer War and Peace to Anna – but Levin and Kitty diffidently adds to Anna,

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