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Anna Karenina
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Start date
April 1, 2012
Finish date
April 30, 2012
Why we're reading this
April Winner, as voted on by group members.

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Tina
There are sooooo many pages dedicated to farming/politics/education/whatever that have absolutely nothing to do with anything else thats happening. That is literally a full quarter of the book at LEAST.

I would have put it down but the characters are so great. They're not easily likable. They do stupid things and hurt one another. They're not as honest as they should be. They're very human and their relationships are flawed too. Tolstoy doesn't paint an image of a time period as much as put you d
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Jenna
I did it. I finally read my first Russian novel. It was the longest "classic" I've ever read. Overall... well, it is hard to say something about the book as a whole. Parts of it just felt so disjointed and tangential. There were parts that were painfully boring and parts that were incredibly gripping.

I found this book really hard to get in to until about part 4. Even after that, there were extremely slow, boring, and seemingly unnecessary sections. But, the parts that were good, were great. I co
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Carol
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Heather
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