#WarAndPeace2022 February 15, 2022 Update

Reading taken from Penguin Classics: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Anthony Briggs Part 1 Chapter 25 p 114 The #WarAndPeace2022 Readalong is moving through Part II and will see us in Part III on February 20, 2022. I am totally involved in the narrative, due in part to the realism that isContinue reading “#WarAndPeace2022 February 15, 2022 Update”

#WarAndPeace2022 January Update

2022 is the year of Leo Tolstoy. I am involved in a global community reading War and Peace, which began on January 5, 2022 and will end on the stroke of midnight December 31, 2022. Chapter 1 welcomes us into the drawing room of the elegant Anna Pavlovna Scherer, maid of honour and confidante ofContinue reading “#WarAndPeace2022 January Update”

#KaramazovReadalong Day 1: Who is Fyodor?

The #KaramazovReadalong adventure begins with the first chapter entitled Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov. To commemorate this special date, I steeped a pot of Russian Caravan tea, which has a bold smoky taste of lapsang souchong, oolong, Assam, and puerh to accompany me on this profound journey into Russian Literature. Who is Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov? What wasContinue reading “#KaramazovReadalong Day 1: Who is Fyodor?”

Star Trek – It Was All True

A Briefer History of Time was about curiosity, guesswork, hope and wonder.  I understood about 35%  and  of the contents, which was enough to recognize that dreaming “big” is the only way to go. Remember “beam me up, Scottie.”   How about wormholes, photon torpedoes, multiple dimensions, time travel?  It is possible. It is about findingContinue reading “Star Trek – It Was All True”

Cleo’s Out – Stephen’s In

I A Briefer History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow via Goodreads | Rebecca Budd’s bookshelf: all (showing 0-0 of 0) (sorted by: review) Rebecca Budd has 0 books on her all shelf. Cleopatra is in transit, so I turned to Stephen Hawking for solace.   I was pleased to see that myContinue reading “Cleo’s Out – Stephen’s In”