Top 100 Reads with Your Plucky Picaroon -- Update

For a couple of years now, I've been slowly making my way through the Top 100 Books, which may or may not be a list from the BBC. Maybe you remember it circulating on a Facebook every now and then, asking how many of the books you've read? Well, my rebel heart can't resist a good challenge, particularly a reading related one, and now we're in the thick of it. 

There's something awe-ing about reading classic works, don't you think? The Art of War dates back to the 2nd century BC. What?! Of course it's a translation and probably way over my head (still on the "to read" list) but holy moly! How incredible that we have the ability to read the same phrases, the same theories, and the same thoughts as people who lived on this earth so long ago? Kind of awesome, right? 

I'll admit that some of the books have been..... rough. Anna Karenina, my lastest read, took forever... eesh. But that doesn't change the fact that it is a part of living history, that I'm now connected with thousands of people over years and years, all over the world, who have read that very same thing. I can't help it. I geek out about this stuff. :)

Since I'm living the dream for the next few months, I'm setting an even more aggressive goal of a book a week! I'll try to post about each one as I finish. If you've read it, plan to, or watched a movie adaptation of any book, I'd love to chat with you about it! A book club, of sorts. For now, here's my 5 second review of one of Leo Tolstoy's most beloved classics:

As I complete each book, I review it on My Library Thing and mark it off the the list. Several of the books I read when I was younger, but I'm trying to read them all again for the sake of this project. Next week: The Wind in the Willows.

Happy reading, Plucky Piquettes!
Try to keep me honest, okay? Here goes nothing!
*assumes reading posture -- comfy blanket, hot cup of coffee, cat curled up on lap/feet*

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