Erudita Vanitas and I have decided to read Tolstoy's War and Peace together. She, of course, is one of our brilliant resident literary scholars (though for reasons unfathomable she prefers the French), and I know a bit about Russian literature. Together we will have fiery discussions about all the amazing themes and images and musings on the philosophy of history that make up that great book.
Would you like to join us?
War and Peace is hardly a book in need of an introduction, but I love Babel's reaction to it so much that I must quote it:
If the world could write by itself, it would write like Tolstoy.
We haven't discussed the logistics, but presumably we'll read a predetermined number of pages/chapters each week so we stay in sync. We intend to read a French novel after; the filthy-minded Erudita has already suggested a work by de Sade.
ETA: Just gauging interest/taking names here. Once we work out the logistics we'll make a post delineating them. Hope you join us!