I am a widow. A seminary widow as a matter of fact. For the next month I will mourn the loss of my husband to the mire of papers and exams as he finishes his semester. What little time we sometimes have together will consist of T.W. reading and writing, and me wasting time on pinterest. In an effort to actually do something with my time I decided for the third or fourth time (I can't remember which) to read in its entirety, Anna Karenina. I have tried and failed at least a couple of times, once carting the thing around with me all summer while working as a camp counselor. Stupid idea. I didn't pick it up once! Last summer I tried reading it again in the middle of planning our wedding. Ha. Imbecile. I seem to be an expert at wishful thinking! Here I am again, but in a more state of life hoping to get through all 700 odd pages in 30 days. This thing has been on my to-read list for so long I really think its about time to knock it out and be done with it. Plus, the fact that a new movie version of it is coming out later this year only makes it mandatory for me to finish this and then see the movie for historical accuracy, as well as staying true to the book. I am fearful of the return of Keira Knightly with a tried and true actor like Jude Law, but we shall see... we shall see... Perhaps Matthew Macfadyan will save the whole thing.
What books have you been meaning to read and never have, or tried and failed at finishing?