#42 – War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (My 100 Favorite Books)

“Do you think War and Peace would have been as popular if it had been titled ‘War, What is it good for?'” This is a paraphrase of an argument from the classic television show Seinfeld.¬† The characters have a debate and, of course, one of them asks this of a Russian fellow who was a […]

House of the Dead and Poor Folk by Dostoyevsky

Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky¬†will go down as the book I read on my Kindle while I tried to rock my newborn baby to sleep. Perhaps a weird choice. I recall reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales while holding my first child, though I think I read some of those out loud, perhaps scarring her for life. […]