Charlie Brown reads War and Peace.
(Spoiler Alert: He never kicks that football.)
Everyone likes crazy plans, right? So, here's mine:
Yes, I, Blittie of blue fuzzy fur fame, have watched several Charlie Brown specials and liked them. The New Year special stood out to me and I made sure to buy the DVD that had it on as an extra feature.
I watched this DVD a day after Thanksgiving and cooked up a plan. I would have a Charlie Brown New Year and read War and Peace, just like he was assigned in the special.
On December 1, the day I planned to start, I checked out my copy at the local library and I am now on page 70 of 1215. Don't laugh! At least I am past the first 20 pages with 3 or 4 sentences written in French to every paragraph written in English (or translated from Russian, if you prefer). Tolstoy really likes to have his readers get out their old French textbooks and dictionaries to read his story. I am glad that about page 25, he calmed down a bit with the French. Il y a beaucoup de phrases en français, mon dieu! Aidez-moi! Update: I am now on 97 and I want to warn everyone that the French comes back in a big way. The chararcters write to each other in French and the letters are far from short. Pourquoi? Je demande. I guess the charaters are too fancy-schmancy for the common language. I am going to learn a lot of French by the end of this book.
So my goal is to finish the book on or before January first, just like our old pal, Charlie Brown.