Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Война и мир (War and Peace for the rest of you)

Conversation held with Feivel this afternoon:

Him: Mom, I want you to order me a book online I want to read.
Me [anticipating yet another request for something like Guiness book of world records, or another Garfield book or something else we've already said no to]: What book?
Him: War and Peace.
Me: Um, what?
Him: War and Peace. They read it in Because of Winn-Dixie and I want to read it myself.

Now, I wan't a Russian major for nothing, right? So I went downstairs and got him a paperback (English) copy. All 1400+ pages.
Fortunately, he has agreed that it might just be a little beyond him right now. Maybe next year.

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