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Anna Karenina
4.03
it was amazing
Another all time favorite. Tolstoy is an amazing chronicler of humanity. The passion! The turmoil! Worth a good cry and a few months of reflection.
not set
Aug 29, 2006
 
The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1)
4.33
I'm not going to rate this book, because I think this novel was simply a genre mismatch for me.

The first moment I knew something was up was when Tati
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Feb 22, 2012
Jun 05, 2010
 
Nureyev: The Life
4.12
really liked it
I've had several teachers who worked with Nureyev, and the stories I've heard are not pretty. This biography pretty much confirmed that impression for ...more
May 06, 2011
Sep 30, 2010
 
The Real Isadora
3.28
liked it
I felt morally obligated to read an in-depth biography of the dancer for a variety of reasons. This book took me a good six months of slogging, slowly ...more
Jan 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories
4.08
it was amazing
Tolstoy cracks me up. Sometimes his prose is so modern, so spot-on, so genius, so undoubtedly right, that I chuckle as I'm reading. I love when he wri ...more
May 04, 2008
Sep 27, 2007
 
Imperial Dancer: Mathilde Kschessinska and the Romanovs
3.93
I gave up all TV except for movies this past months and it has definitely influenced my reading habits. This book I've been absorbing in fits and star ...more
Jan 28, 2015
Sep 27, 2007
 
The Flight Of The Romanovs: A Family Saga
3.95
really liked it
This book gave me a great beginning overview of the history of Russia from the 1800s to Yeltsin. In my gazillion years of education, not once did I ta ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 15, 2007
 
Crowned in a Far Country: Portraits of Eight Royal Brides
3.64
liked it
This is another one of those books that arrived at the office and somehow ended up on my nightstand, vaulting past other, more difficult, reads. It's ...more
Dec 28, 2010
Dec 28, 2010
 
Isadora Duncan: Revolutionary Dancer
3.33
liked it
I've never read about Isadora Duncan before and she certainly sounds like a firebrand from this book--and sometimes a real pain. You learn that she wa ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
 
A Feast of Wonders: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
4.38
I'm very excited about this one.
not set
Jan 06, 2010
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