Finally! I finished War and Peace. 1,455 pages, in my translation. Back when my eyes were better, I could have read that in a couple of weeks. Now, it took me 2 months!
Despite its daunting length, it's worth it. Really. Tolstoy is a great storyteller, and his characters- Prince Andrei, Pierre, and the Rostovs, are unforgettable. I also learned a lot about Napoleon's Russian campaign- and the novel really made me want to learn more. Fascinating history.
My next reading project, which I will expound in my next post, is to read the complete novels of Charles Dickens, next year.