Tolstoy; Virginia Festival of the Book

ohhh books. I’ve hardly been reading at all of late, but just yesterday started Anna Karenina – and, well, everything you’ve heard is true. It’s remarkable. I’m now a quarter of the way through it. It’s that freaking good.

My friend Megan became absorbed by Anna Karenina last Fall, but before hearing her describe the book and characters I was always pretty intimidated by Tolstoy. No more. Treat yourself and go get a copy.

Or don’t and go to the Virginia Festival of the Book instead.

Here are my top author/ event picks:

Tonight! at 8pm – UVA Culbreth Theater: Mentors, Muses and Monsters: Writers on Their Influences

Friday March 19th, 2:00pm – Barnes & Noble: Peter Neofotis, author of Concord, Virginia: A Virginia Town in Eleven Stories at the Virginia Stories event

Friday March 19th, 4:00pm – Central JMRL Library: Heidi W. Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky at the Race Matters: Novels of Extended Families event

Saturday March 20th, 4:00pm – UVA Bookstore: Kim Addonizio and the Best New Poets of 2009

Happy reading!

photo by Jim

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