Do you guys like the new graphic for the Colour Me Read Challenge? It actually resulted from me accidentally deleting the .PSD files for the older graphic, but I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out!
I don’t know about you, but I’m quite excited about the genres for March.
A non-fiction literary genre focusing on memoirs – collections of memories an individual writes about moment’s or events that took place in the author’s life.
A literary genre incorporating fantastic or mythical elements into what is otherwise realistic fiction.
I’m not sure whether I’d have the time to read a book from each genre but I’m planning to read When Breath Becomes Air for my memoir and The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow for magical realism.
Which books do you think you’ll be reading?
While it is best known as a novel about adultery, Anna Karenina examines some of the most important issues at the heart of the nineteenth-century Russian milieu: family, loyalty, freedom-of-choice, status, and social obligation. As Matthew Arnold wrote in his essay on Tolstoy, “We are not to take Anna Karenina as a work of art; we are to take it as a piece of life.” Anna Karenina is married to a St. Petersburg government official when she meets and falls in love with a dashing military man, Alexei Vronsky. When their love affair is discovered, it is Anna alone that is scorned by society, which pushes her toward heartrending choices. Tolstoy paints a stunning canvas of Russian life, providing both balance and contradiction to Anna’s ultimately tragic search for happiness and love.